The man, the myth, the curly haired legend; we all know who it is, that man, Carles Puyol. With his charisma and physique the former Barcelona man could star in anything from Jon Snow in Game of Thrones, to replacing Russell Crowe in Gladiator.
The Spaniard was a leader of men, and will go down as one of the greats of the game. To be recognised as one of the hardest players the Spaniard has faced, is some compliment. Sadly, for Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese man has missed the cut of a legends greatest XI, once again.
GK) Gianlugi Buffon
No arguments here. Simply the best. All round top bloke, and could Don any dressing room.
RB) Javier Zanetti
The Argentine broke the mould, VO5 style, amongst the Italian defenders in Serie A.
CB) Paolo Maldini
The King of Italy. To outcool, Francesco Totti and Andrea Pirlo, you know you've done something pretty special in life.
CB) Alessandro Nesta
Top, top defender; but, will forever be Maldini's deputy.
LB) Roberto Carlos
Don't think we'll see a better left-back in the game. Sorry, James Milner.
CM) Andrea Pirlo
You just wouldn't want AP meeting your missus.
CM) Clarence Seedorf
With a CV like no other - just won the Champions League with three different clubs - makes the Dutch legend worthy of any ultimate XI.
CM) Zinedine Zidane
[Insert any compliment here].
LW) Arjen Robben
Unplayable on his day. But, can be predictable, and to be more injury prone than Andy Carroll, means the Dutchman is a slightly odd choice.
ST) Didier Drogba
Offered absolutely everything a top, top striker should. From free-kick ability to general banter in the dressing room.
RW) Sergio Aguero
'And it's Agueroooooooo'... best striker in the Premier League by a country mile.
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Genuinely an unbelievable team. And, it doesn’t even seem that Puyol has decided to let politics get in the way of his decision, with the Spaniard’s inclusion of Real Madrid players.
Puyol’s inclusions of Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and Chelsea’s Didier Drogba currently raises questions over just how good Thierry Henry was? For many, the Frenchman was the best player to ever grace the Premier League. However, the Arsenal legend rarely makes these XIs.