Can You Pick Better?
Well dear readers I have been slightly annoyed at all the so called experts claiming that they could pick the best 14(11 plus 3 subs) in the world of all time ever. So I thought I would do something about it and stop all this confusion and post the definitive team ever no arguments. The formation I have chosen is 3-1-4-2.
1. Lev Yashin
At the first European Championship in 1960 – still called the European Nations Cup at that time – the lion of Moscow, otherwise known as the black panther, made a significant contribution to his country’s victory. His name: Lev Yashin. In 1963, he became the first goalkeeper to be named European Footballer of the Year. In 2004, he would have celebrated his 75th birthday.
2. Bobby Moore
Bobby Moore was England’s finest captain, a legend who led his country to its greatest triumph. He played for England 108 times, captained them in a record 90 matches (jointly held with Billy Wright), won the World Cup, the FA Cup, the European Cup Winners’ Cup and was Footballer of the Year, and at the end of Moore’s international career in 1976 he was capped by the USA for a tournament to mark their bicentenary.
3. Paolo Maldini
During his 16 year tenure as an international, he became Italy’s most capped player, representing his country 126 times. One of the big disappointments of Maldini’s otherwise extraordinarily high-achieving career, was the lack of major international silverware.However, Maldini could console himself easily enough by glancing up at his mantelpiece and reminding himself of the incredible success he has had (and still enjoys) for his club.
4. Franz Beckenbaur
Franz Beckenbauer is the only man to have won the World Cup both as a player and as a manager. His roll of honour is unique. Captain of West Germany when they won the World Cup and the European Championship, he also led his club, Bayern Munich, to three successive European Cups and also to the European Cup Winners’ Cup. The legacy of Beckenbauer’s golden career will last a long time, however. No other footballer, as an innovator and as a winner, ever reached such heights as The Kaiser. บ้านผลบอล
5. Claude Makelele
Perhaps the finest holding midfielder of recent years, Makelele has made a career out of keeping it simple and protecting the back four. The Democratic of Congo-born player moved to Epinay-sous-Sinart, France, with family in 1977. He began his career with Brest in 1990 before signing for Nantes in 1992, he twice won the Spanish title, as well as the Champions League and the European Super Cup, and also played in the 2002 World Cup for his country he won the Premiership and the Carling Cup, in 2004/05 under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea. Makelele picked up another Premiership medal in May 2006 and was then part of the France side which lost to Italy in the World Cup final. He bid farewell to the international scene after Euro 2008.
6. Zinedine Zidane
Zinedine Zidane has been given every major award that a player can achieve. He has won the precious Balon D’Or in 1998 and the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 1998, 2000 and 2003.He can settle and distribute almost any pass thrown in his direction. In individual encounters, Zidane prefers to shield the ball and dribble away from pressure. His style is not flashy, but rather simple and elegant. Zidane can apply his playmaking skills in any circumstance and make it look effortless.
7. George Best
He reached unimaginable heights with his outrageous skills in a career that lasted a mere six years at the top, before self-destructing into alcoholism, bankruptcy and jail. To this day, Best maintains that nothing went wrong, that he just got bored with it all. In six magical seasons with United, he scored 115 goals in 290 games – six of them in one game! He won two League Championships, the European Cup and was voted European Football of the Year. Pele named him as his favourite player, which was remarkable considering Best’s international career with Northern Ireland never allowed him the opportunity of appearing in the World Cup finals.
8. Diego Maradonna
Maradona is a complete master of the ball who uses his talent and flair at incredible speed. He can beat defenders, he can score, he can distribute the ball… His versatile skills make him unpredictable and very dangerous. Few defenders could stop Diego in his hayday without committing fouls, a fact which has caused him dearly over the years. In addition, his scrawny stature has made him a target for aggressive defenders who simply have no other means of dealing with the Argentine