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Six degress of separation

Most of you will be aware of the six degrees of separation theory:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_degrees_of_separation

and the Kevin Bacon film game it inspired:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Degrees_of_Kevin_Bacon

This game is similar, but based on footballers. The rules are simple - link two named footballers through players who played for the same team at the same time (players who played for the same team but at different times, opponents, 'managed by', owners etc do not count) in as few links as possible.

Please the 'link' teams as well as the players.

For example, Kevin Lisbie to Paolo Maldini could go:

Kevin Lisbie
Charlton
Mark Fish
Lazio
Alessandro Nesta
AC Milan
Paolo Maldini

Once you have completed a link and given your answer, please post another.

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  • To start, please link Clive Mendonca and Leander Dendoncker.
  • Clive Mendonca
    Charlton
    Roland Duchatalet
    Belgium
    Anderlecht
    Leander Dendoncker
  • Clive Mendonca
    Charlton
    Roland Duchatalet
    Belgium
    Anderlecht
    Leander Dendoncker

    I missed Roland's playing days apparently!
  • Clive Mendonca
    Charlton
    Roland Duchatalet
    Belgium
    Anderlecht
    Leander Dendoncker

    I missed Roland's playing days apparently!
    Ah missed the bit about owners not counting... Do National Teams count? (Even though would have been wrong re: Belgium)
  • Clive Mendonca
    Charlton
    Roland Duchatalet
    Belgium
    Anderlecht
    Leander Dendoncker

    I missed Roland's playing days apparently!
    Ah missed the bit about owners not counting... Do National Teams count? (Even though would have been wrong re: Belgium)
    Only playing on the same team at the same time counts.

    And yes, national teams count.
  • Not sure about this....

    Clive Mendonca @ Charlton with Chris Powell
    Chris Powell @ Charlton with Rob Elliot
    Rob Elliot @ Newcastle with Matz Sels
    Matz Sels @ Anderlecht with Dendoncker

    Great work - thought it would take more.

    Please post another one!

  • Naby Sarr & James Rodriguez
  • Tried to make quite a hard one which'll include International Squads to help

    Shaun Bartlett > Romario
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  • edited September 21
    Might be able to be done in less steps but:

    - Bartlett played at Charlton with Claus Jensen
    - Jensen played at Bolton with Eidur Gudjohnsen
    - Eidur Gudjohnsen played at Barcelona with Carles Puyol
    - Puyol played at Barcelona with Pep Guardiola
    - Guardiola played at Barcelona with Romario.
  • I'll go with Akpo Sodje to Lionel Messi.
  • Might be able to be done in less steps but:

    - Bartlett played at Charlton with Claus Jensen
    - Jensen played at Bolton with Eidur Gudjohnsen
    - Eidur Gudjohnsen played at Barcelona with Carles Puyol
    - Puyol played at Barcelona with Pep Guardiola
    - Guardiola played at Barcelona with Romario.

    Very good... I went with:

    Bartlett for South Africa with Quinton Fortune
    Fortune @ Man Utd with David Beckham
    Beckham @ Real Madrid with Ronaldo
    Ronaldo for Brazil with Romario
  • I'll go with Akpo Sodje to Lionel Messi.

    Farking hell he's played for everyone!!
  • I'll go with Akpo Sodje to Lionel Messi.

    Is this one allowed...?

    Akpo Sodje @ Hibs with Graham Stack
    Graham Stack @ Arsenal with Alexander Hleb
    Alexander Hleb @ Barcelona with Leo Messi
  • If not then...

    Akpo Sodje @ Hibs with Anthony Stoke
    Anthony Stoke @ Celtic with Patrick Roberts
    Patrick Roberts @ Man City with Sergio Aguero
    Sergio Aguero for Argentina with Leo Messi
  • Roland Duchatelet to hell in a handcart.


    Oh sorry, that's only one step.
  • Akpo Sodje ➔ Robbie Elliot ➔ Zheng Zhi ➔ Alex Song
  • I'll go with Akpo Sodje to Lionel Messi.

    Is this one allowed...?

    Akpo Sodje @ Hibs with Graham Stack
    Graham Stack @ Arsenal with Alexander Hleb
    Alexander Hleb @ Barcelona with Leo Messi
    Indeed it is.

    Too close timewise to make it difficult I think!

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  • How about Cory Gibbs to Maradona.
  • How many degrees to get from Albert Mosky Mills from the first ever side to Joe Dodoo
  • edited September 21
    Mills to Mitchell J to Abraham "Kosher" Goodman to Norman Smith to Sam Bartram to John Hewie to Keith Peacock to Steve Gritt to John Robinson to Jon Fortune to Johnnie Jackson to Joe Dodoo
  • How about Cory Gibbs to Maradona.

    Cory Gibbs US National team with Oguchi Onyewu
    Oguchi Onyewu at Milan with Ronaldinho

    So if coaching counts, I could go Ronaldinho to Messi to Maradona's brilliant stint in charge of Argentina
    If not:
    Ronaldinho at Milan with Paolo Maldini
    Paolo Maldini at Milan with Paolo Rossi
    Paolo Rossi Italy with Salvatore Bagni
    Bagni at Napoli with El Diego
  • It might be that Mills and Goodman played together in which case Mitchell J can be left out
  • edited September 21
    SDAddick said:

    How about Cory Gibbs to Maradona.

    Cory Gibbs US National team with Oguchi Onyewu
    Oguchi Onyewu at Milan with Ronaldinho

    So if coaching counts, I could go Ronaldinho to Messi to Maradona's brilliant stint in charge of Argentina
    If not:
    Ronaldinho at Milan with Paolo Maldini
    Paolo Maldini at Milan with Paolo Rossi
    Paolo Rossi Italy with Salvatore Bagni
    Bagni at Napoli with El Diego
    So I was worried that even though their time with the national team overlapped that Onyewu and Gibbs never played together because, ya know, Gibbs. But because I have no life I Googled it and they in fact did play in a friendly together in 2006.

    http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2014/03/17/13/52/u-s-mnt-falls-1-0-to-morocco-in-first-send-off-series-match
  • Omar Puso and Rachel Yankey.
  • LenGlover said:

    Mills to Mitchell J to Abraham "Kosher" Goodman to Norman Smith to Sam Bartram to John Hewie to Keith Peacock to Steve Gritt to John Robinson to Jon Fortune to Johnnie Jackson to Joe Dodoo

    Did Peacock play with Gritt?

    Don't need Marshall but Mills/Goodman/Smith/Bartram/Hewie/Peacock works.
  • seth plum said:

    Omar Puso and Rachel Yankey.

    That be a good un, but if it has to be "played with" rather than "coached by" I don't see how that one is possible.

    I'll give it a think though.
  • LenGlover said:

    Mills to Mitchell J to Abraham "Kosher" Goodman to Norman Smith to Sam Bartram to John Hewie to Keith Peacock to Steve Gritt to John Robinson to Jon Fortune to Johnnie Jackson to Joe Dodoo

    Did Peacock play with Gritt?

    Don't need Marshall but Mills/Goodman/Smith/Bartram/Hewie/Peacock works.
    Pretty sure they did yes but cannot check at the moment easily
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