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.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.
It is an eleven-member side divided as one goalkeeper, three defenders, four midfielders, and three forwards (3-4-3 formation).
|Player||Career playing position|| National side(s)|
1958, 1962, 1966, 1970
|Paolo Maldini||Left-back and central defender|
1990, 1994, 1998, 2002
|Franz Beckenbauer||Central defender|
1966, 1970, 1974
|Roberto Carlos||Left-back defender|
1998, 2002, 2006
|Roberto Baggio||Second striker, or as an attacking midfielder|
1990, 1994, 1998
|Zinedine Zidane||Attacking midfielder|
1998, 2002, 2006
|Michel Platini||Advanced midfield playmaker|
1978, 1982, 1986
|Diego Maradona||Attacking midfielder or as a second striker|
1982, 1986, 1990, 1994
1994, 1998, 2002, 2006
|Johan Cruyff||Forward or attacking midfielder|
|Pelé||Forward or attacking midfielder|
1958, 1962, 1966, 1970
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