Your all-time XI

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  1. YNWA14

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    Seeing these polls made me want to post one. I don't care how you come up with it since we know that a lot of the players considered to be best ever among their positions or whatever were before most of our times. You can include a bench if you like.

    This can be the best collection of talent, or even the team that you think would have the best chance of beating another all-time XI, etc.

    Cruyff - van Basten - Messi
    Ronaldinho
    Rijkaard - Beckenbauer
    Maldini - Moore - Baresi - Thuram
    Yashin​
     
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    Cruyyf - Pele
    Ronaldo - Maradona - Platini - Messi
    Beckenbauer
    Maldini - Baresi - Lahm
    Buffon​

    In place of Lahm I could also have Thuram or Zanetti.
    Could also have Messi up front instead of Cruyyf and Garrincha RW.
     
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    Cryuff – Pele – Messi
    Platini - Maradona
    Beckenbauer
    Maldini – Baresi – Moore - Cafu
     
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    Only players i could see live.


    ------------------Buffon

    Cafu------Baresi-----Maldini------Brehme

    -----------------Matthäus

    Figo--------Messi-----Maradonna-----Nedved

    ------------------Romario

    Bench:
    Cech,Lahm, Cannavaro,Sammer,Zidane,Stoichkov,van Basten
     
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    Ronaldo-Pele-Messi
    Platini - Cruyff
    Beckenbauer
    Maldini-Baresi-Moore-Cafu
    *Neuer/Yashin
     
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    My favorite 11...

    VanBasten Cruyff Shevchenko
    Rijkaard Neeskens Gullit
    Krol DeBoerStam Reiziger
    VanDerSar
     
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    robertmac43 Forever 43!

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    Hmm I'm going off of players that mean the most to me, not necessarily the best ones. This may not shape up to be that great of a team, but hey who cares :p. Some people are going to be slightly out of position as well. Formation is a 4


    Henry-Gyan
    Giovinco
    Isco - Ramsey
    Viera
    Davies - Koscielny- Campbell- Sagna
    Seaman

    Bench: Osorio, Ozil, Dunk, Altidore, Pires, Santi-Cazorla, Muntari, Ryan

    Honorable Mentions: Dwayne De Rosario, Atiba Hutchinson, Torreira, Laca, Mavinga, Bergkamp
     
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    Well, if this hypothetical team's players would all be at their best simultaneously and play with equally good results as in their best season, then I'd go with the guys who scored a lot from their positions or were statistically great.
    So a very offensive team, who would score 405 goals in the league and concede only 16.

    Dixie Dean would score 60 league goals
    Messi 50 goals
    C.Ronaldo 48

    Pele 66
    Ferenc Puskas 50
    Alfredo di Stefano 32
    Cruyff 33
    Michel Platini 25

    Lothar Matthaus 17
    Daniel Passarella 24

    Ray Clemence would only concede 16 goals in 42 league games
     
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    ----------------Batistuta
    ---Pires-------Maradona------Messi
    ------Redondo-------Mascherano
    R. Ayala---Maldidni---Ruggieri---Zanetti
    -------------------Buffon
     
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    Yashin
    Carlos Maldini Baresi Cafu
    Beckenbauer
    CRonaldo Pele Messi
    Ronaldo Cruyff

    Bench: Buffon, Thuram, Zidane, Zanetti,
    Matthaus, Best, Eusebio
     
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    Cafu - Beckenbauer - Puyol - Maldini
    Vieira - Makelele
    Zidane
    Pele - Messi
    Brasilian Ronaldo​

    Beckenbauer and Maldini for grace and skill, Puyol for just pure dogged toughness. Makelele to do the work and leave Zidane, Pele and Messi free to roam and create. That's probably too much wild creativity in one team but it'd be a nightmare to defend against.

    Bench: Manuel Neuer
    Roberto Carlos for extra attacking width and Lilian Thuram, who can play center or right
    Lothar Matthaus to lock down midfield, Xavi to add even more skill
    Johann Cruyff as a playmaker
    Gerd Muller as a pure finisher

    There are like 10 captains on this team but Beckenbauer would be the starting point of a lot so he'd probably get the armband.
     
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    What about best XI that never played for major club? (post 1990)
    Major club - club that never won CL?

    Goalkeeper: Claudio Taffarel
    Left Back: Antonio Benarrivo
    Centre back: Tony Adams
    Centre back: Aldair
    Right back: Lee Dixon
    Defensive midfielder: Gabi
    Central midfielder: Marcos Senna
    Attacking midfielder: Francesco Totti
    Left winger: Aljoša Asanovic
    Striker: Alan Shearer
    Right winger: Marek Hamšik
     
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    Stop with the nonsense please.
     
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    vinnie jones--keane --gattuso

    gascoigne--cantona

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    Henry
    Bergkamp
    Pires - Gilberto - Vieira - Ljungberg
    Cole - Campbell - Toure - Lauren
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    Stam - Nesta - Maldini
    Lahm - Xavi - Iniesta
    Robben - Zidane - Laudrup
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    Not the best ever 11 , but I'd put them up against anyone.

    GK- Buffon
    RB- Lahm
    CB- Stam
    CB- Nesta
    LB- Maldini

    CDM- Busquets
    CM- Keane
    CAM- Totti

    RW- Messi
    LW- Ronaldinho

    CF- R9
     
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    I’d say that’s pretty close to a best XI. I mean Totti is probably the “worst” player in the team. Huge quotes around worst cuz obviously he’s a legend. I’d be comfortable putting that team out against just about anyone imo.
     
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