The Ballon D’or Dream Team (Plus 2nd and 3rd Team)

We already know that the Ballon D’or will not be awarded this year due to the impact of Covid-19. France Football has, however, decided to make a dream team of previous winners and nominees. The selection was made by 140 correspondents, who picked out the first eleven in a 3-4-3 formation. Also, a second and third team were published.

  • Dream Team

Goalkeeper: Lev Yashin

Defenders: Cafu (RB), Franz Beckenbauer (CB), Paolo Maldini (LB)

Midfielders: Xavi (DM), Lothar Matthäus (DM), Diego Maradona (AM), Pelé (AM)

Forwards: Lionel Messi (RW), Ronaldo (CF), Cristiano Ronaldo (LW)

  • Second Team

Goalkeeper: Gianluigi Buffon

Defenders: Carlos Alberto (RB), Franco Baresi (CB), Roberto Carlos (LB)

Midfielders: Andrea Pirlo (DM), Frank Rijkaard (DM), Alfredo Di Stéfano (AM), Zinédine Zidane (AM)

Forwards: Garrincha (RW), Johan Cruyff (CF), Ronaldinho (LW)

  • Third Team

Goalkeeper: Manuel Neuer

Defenders: Philipp Lahm (RB), Sergio Ramos (CB), Paul Breitner (LB)

Midfielders: Johan Neeskens (DM), Didi (DM), Michel Platini (AM), Andrés Iniesta (AM)

Forwards: George Best (RW), Marco van Basten (CF), Thierry Henry (LW)

Notable exclusions include: Oliver Khan, Carles Puyol, Kaka, Michael Owen, Eric Cantona…

Perfect selection?

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