FIFA World Cup Dream Team

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The FIFA World Cup Dream Team is an all-time FIFA World Cup all-star team published by FIFA in 2002 after conducting an internet poll of fans to select a World Cup dream team. [1] [2] Diego Maradona of Argentina received the most votes. More than one-and-a-half million fans worldwide voted in the poll, conducted by the official FIFA website, www.FIFAworldcup.com, with Maradona receiving 111,035 votes. Brazil's Pelé, who played for three World Cup-winning teams, won 107,539 votes and Zinedine Zidane, who scored twice for France in their 1998 triumph, came in third with 80,527. [1]

FIFA World Cup association football competition for mens national teams

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An all-star team is a group of people all having a high level of performance in their field. Originating in sports, it has since drifted into vernacular and been borrowed heavily by the entertainment industry.

Diego Maradona Argentine football manager and former player

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It is an eleven-member side divided as one goalkeeper, three defenders, four midfielders, and three forwards (3-4-3 formation).

Midfielder association football position played on both ends of the field

midfielder is an association football position. Midfielders are generally positioned on the field between their team's defenders and forwards. Some midfielders play a disciplined defensive role, breaking up attacks, and are otherwise known as defensive midfielders. Others blur the boundaries, being more mobile and efficient in passing: they are commonly referred to as deep-lying midfielders, play-makers, box-to-box, or holding midfielders. The number of midfielders on a team and their assigned roles depends on the team's formation; the collective group of these players on the field is sometimes referred to as the midfield.

3-4-3 formation Soccer formation 3-4-3.svg
3-4-3 formation
Player [1] Career playing position National side(s)
Years represented
Lev Yashin GoalkeeperFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1958, 1962, 1966, 1970
Paolo Maldini Left-back and central defenderFlag of Italy.svg  Italy
1990, 1994, 1998, 2002
Franz Beckenbauer Central defenderFlag of Germany.svg  West Germany
1966, 1970, 1974
Roberto Carlos Left-back defenderFlag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
1998, 2002, 2006
Roberto Baggio Second striker, or as an attacking midfielderFlag of Italy.svg  Italy
1990, 1994, 1998
Zinedine Zidane Attacking midfielderFlag of France.svg  France
1998, 2002, 2006
Michel Platini Advanced midfield playmakerFlag of France.svg  France
1978, 1982, 1986
Diego Maradona Attacking midfielder or as a second strikerFlag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
1982, 1986, 1990, 1994
Romário StrikerFlag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
1990, 1994
Johan Cruyff Forward or attacking midfielderFlag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
1974
Pelé Forward or attacking midfielderFlag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
1958, 1962, 1966, 1970

See also

The FIFA All-Time Team is a fictive all-time association football team published by FIFA in 1994. It is an eleven-member side divided as one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders, and three forwards.

FIFA 100

The FIFA 100 is a list of the world-renowned Brazilian striker Pelé's choice of the "greatest living footballers". Unveiled on 4 March 2004 at a gala ceremony in London, England, the FIFA 100 marked part of the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the international governing body of football.

The World Team of the 20th Century was chosen in 1998 to comprise the best association football players of the 20th century CE. The team comprises an eleven-member side, with one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders, and three forwards.

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  2. Marcelo Leme de Arruda (24 July 2014). "World All-Time Teams". RSSSF.com. Retrieved 2 August 2017.