This week the greatest footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic reveals his all-time starting XI and as a result of this @dexpartacus organized the competition making our best XI of all time. I also had this idea about writing my best XI a few weeks ago but I don't know why I didn't write this post at that time. Today, as a participant of this competition I'm going to pick my best ever XI of all time, hope everyone will like it.
Football, the most watched sports all around the world. It's the game that I continuously followed and played ever since my childhood. If I'm not wrong, I've watched my first ever football match during the time of 2002 World Cup. I don't have the clear memory about that World Cup, but I remember of Brazilian Ronaldo's haircut which was hugely famous at that time. Since then my love towards football is growing exponentially day by day and today I'm going to write on my all-time best XI players. I will not write more on those players who are currently playing football in different leagues or has recently retired from the football.
Rene Higuita: I don't think most of us here know him really well even I've not got the chance to see him playing live. When I was watching the top 50's skills video some years ago, I was totally flabbergasted to see his skills on the number 1 skill. His scorpion kick versus England in 1995 was rated the most difficult skill to perform. He also used to take set pieces during the match for both clubs and his country and scored total 44 goals for clubs and country during his football career. He was the biggest risk-taking player in football I've ever seen, he loved to come from goal line to center of the ground dribbling 3-4 players with his skills. But that sometimes has cost his team, due to his risk-taking behavior Colombia were out from 1990 World Cup. While he was trying to beat the Cameroon striker Roger Milla, he was dispossessed by Milla and scored the World Cup goal at the age of 41 years old. Most of us think Manuel Neuer is biggest risk taking goal keeper but I don't think Manuel Neuer is not even a close to him in terms of risk-taking. Here is the craziest moment of this madman, do watch this you all will love this.
Roberto Carlos was one of the best left back in the history of football. If I'm not wrong most of us here tried to shot the ball like he scored the brilliant curved free kick against France. Apart from his defensive quality, he was also known for goals, assist, set-pieces, pace, power, skills. Second most capped Brazillian footballer.Nemanja Vidic
one of the greatest CB that wore the Manchester United shirt. He was one of the most consistent CB. I always remember his quote which
A broken nose can be fixed but if Someone score the goal It can't fix your pride
is the inspiration to many defenders. The 5-time Premier League Champion and the 2007 Champions League winner was one of the best CB in the history of Premier League.
Carles Puyol, the legend of the Barcelona and Spain. The captain of the 2010 World Cup and 2008 Euro Cup winning team. He was called by the nickname of "The Wall" by Barcelona fans. A semi-final winning goal in 2010 World Cup against Germany was his greatest contribution in to help Spain win the World Cup that year. He is one of the greatest leaders in the football who always believes in his work ethic and disciplined game.
Cafu was the most international capped player of Brazil, he helped Brazil two times to win the World Cup in 1994 and 2002. He is the only player who played three consecutive World Cup final. He was the greatest leader who naturally played as a fullback. He was known for his ball distribution, overlapping run, skills, pace. He spent most of his time at Italian league. He was nicknamed"Pendolino" by Italian fans after the name of country's express train.
Fabio Cannavaro (Italy)
Andres Iniesta (Spain)
Head coach: Sir Alex Ferguson
Assistant coach: Pep Guardiola and Brian Clough