Magnificent Twelve Of The Last Decade


It is really hard to create the best team of the past decade. So many great football players showed us fantastic skills and commitment to the beautiful sport in the world, football. These are some the best players that deserved to be in the first-eleven based on 4-4-2 formation.

Goalkeeper: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid)
During his rich career, he has became synonymous to the epitome of great goalkeeping. On the Spanish national team and Real Madrid, he won absolutely everything! Recently, we all remember his great saves during the last 2010 World Cup in South Africa.



Left Back: Roberto Carlos (Real Madrid, Fenerbahce, Corinthians)
There are two things on which we will remember Carlos: superhuman speed and free kicks. He spent his best years in  Real Madrid creating confusion on the left side of the pitch. We will all remember his crazy curled free kick in 1997 against France.



Centre Back: Paolo Maldini (Milan)
The Milan captain had already been playing 15 years before the start of this decade, most of them at a world class level, and he continued these outstanding performances. Paolo Maldini is probably the greatest defender of all time and a lot of football fans say that. His loyalty to AC Milan is just incredible.



Centre Back: Alessandro Nesta (Lazio, Milan)
Considered by many as one of the best centre backs to have ever played the game. Nesta is currently 34 years old and he still manages to play great football. A lot of great world strikers just didn't know what to do with the ball when they faced Nesta.



Right Back: Cafu (Roma, Milan)
Football experts remember how dangerous Cafu was, widely regarded as one of the greatest right-backs ever. He is best known for his tireless overlapping runs and great technical abilities.



Midfielder Left: Ryan Giggs (Manchester United)
Definitely one of the greatest midfielders/wingers that ever played this beautiful game. He holds a lot of records with Manchester United and in the Premier League. He is a true class!



Midfielder Center: Zinedine Zidane (Bordeaux, Juventus, Real Madrid)
He is widely considered as one of the greatest players in the history of football. He was the iconic figure of a generation of French players that won the 1998 World Cup and 2000 European Championship. Zidane is a true inspiration and a great role model for all players.



Midfielder Center: Ronaldinho (Gremio, PSG, Barcelona, Milan)
He is widely regarded as one of the most gifted footballers of his generation. He is a free-kick specialist and has exceptional dribbling ability. A lot of football fans think that the Ronaldinho era in Barcelona was probably the best football they ever saw. We all remember when Ronaldinho earned a standing ovation from the Real Madrid fans.



Midfielder Right: Figo (Barcelona, Real Madrid, Inter)
Figo is one of the greatest Portuguese footballers ever. One of the best player in Portuguese Golden Generation. He will be remembered for great technical abilities and intelligent football.His transfer from Barcelona to Real Madrid was very controversial.



Striker: Raul (Real Madrid, Schalke)
It is enough to say that this Spanish striker is currently a top goal scorer in Champions League, Spanish national team, and with his former club, Real Madrid. Raul has amazing finish and he is definitely one of the greatest strikers ever.



Striker: Ronaldo (Barcelona, Inter, Real Madrid, Milan, Corinthians)
He scored so many goals and always in very special ways. He is widely considered as one of the greatest players in the history of football. Ronaldo had an amazing career with so many great clubs like Barcelona, Inter, Real Madrid, and Milan.



Manager: Jose Mourinho (Leiria, Porto, Chelsea, Inter, Real Mardrid)
Jose Mourinho has won 17 total trophies with Porto, Chelsea, and Inter and he is without doubt the best manager of the past decade.A lot of people don't like him but they have to agree that he is a very successful manager and The Special One.



Other essential squad members are as follows:
Goalkeepers: Kahn, Buffon, Van Der Sar, Cech
Left Backs: Lizarazu, Lahm, Evra
Defender Centers: Ferdinand, Lucio, Puyol, Thuram, Carvalho, Ayala, Terry, Stam, Cannavaro
Right Backs: Zanetti, Ramos, Salgado, G.Neville
Midfielder Rights: Gattuso, Beckham, Essien, Sneijder
Midfielder Centers: Xavi, Gerrard, Keane, Pirlo, Kaka, Iniesta, Scholes, Davids, Fabregas
Midfielder Lefts: Cristiano Ronaldo, Del Piero, Nedved, Robben
Strikers: Messi, Schevchenko, Drogba, Henry, Rooney, Totti, Eto'o, Van Nistelrooy, Villa, Inzaghi
Managers: Sir Alex Ferguson, Carlo Ancelotti, Del Bosque, Ottmar Hitzfield

Probably not everybody would agree with the choices but this is just a personal opinion. You may have your own dream team or selection, if you don't mind, please share it with us.

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