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From Puyol to Modric: Remarkable absences in the Golden Ball Dream Team

Published:21/10/2020 - 12:58h

Updated:21/10/2020 - 12:58h

After announcing the 110 candidates to conform an eleven historical of footballers, appointed by the magazine France Football, call more the attention the absences in the list

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The famous magazine France Football will not deliver the Balloon of Gold this year, but yes has done the interesting proposal to conform an eleven historical, integrated by the best elect footballers. However, further of the striking that it can be the list of 110 preseleccionados to be chosen, the really notorious are the inexplicables absences between the candidates.

Reviewing the nominations line by line, the first absence that calls the attention, to the moment to review to the goalkeepers selected, is the one of Oliver Kahn, historical and temperamental guardameta that in his moment attained to impose to Ronaldo like Balloon of Gold of the World-wide of 2002. Incidentally, Kahn conquered a big quantity of titles with the Bayern Munich, club of his loves, by what the not being selected between the 10 archers taken in account is quite controversial.

Between the defenders chosen by the magazine do not find the historical captains Carles Puyol and Javier Zanetti, thing that calls the attention by the big performance that both showed during his career and by the extensive list of titles of which the two boast in his list of winners. But if it speaks of titles, is more inexplicable still the fault of Dani Alves in the listing of candidates, since the right side has achieved the incredible quantity of 41 trophies during his still valid stage like footballer.

In the midfield the absences echo even more, since in the defensive zone has not included to the historical Patrick Scallop, Claude Makelele and Genaro Gattuso. On the other hand, it stands out also the exclusion of the creative Kaká, Modric and Nedved, although the three were awarded by the magazine with the Balloon of Gold in his moment.

Finally, in the attack, the notorious faults amaze to all the surroundings of the football, since almost 20 footballers conform one sadly famous announcement of no included in which France Football considers like the best of the history. From Shevchenko, Owen, Raúl, Of Piero, Hugo Sánchez, Klose, Batistuta, Falcao, Kempes, until other enormous forwards like Villa, Forlán, Luis Suárez or Fernando Torres remained out of the chosen.

Balloons of Gold by out

Flame a lot the attention that, between the players that remained by out of the listing of 110 preseleccionados of France Football to choose the best eleven of the history, are 12 footballers that won the Balloon of Gold awarded by the same magazine in his moment. Could observe how they were not taken in account appoint like the ones of Omar Sívori, Denis Law, Florián Albert, Allan Simonsen, Paolo Rossi or Igor Belánov.

In the same sense, neither were included like options the historical Jean-Pierre Papin, Owen, Nedved, Shevchenko, Kaká and Modric. By more contradictory that seem, France Football has left by out to which some time rewarded like better of the planet.

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