Nominated to the 'Balloon of Gold Dream Team'


These are all the nominees for the ‘Golden Ball Dream Team’

Published:20/10/2020 - 10:57h

Updated:21/10/2020 - 04:15h

This 2020 there will be Balloon of Gold by fault of the coronavirus, but 'France Football' has contrived an alternative to decide the best eleven of the history

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This 2020 has been a very odd year in all the senses and in terms futbolísticos has not been distinct. Three months without official competitions forced to the calendar to move completely and 'France Football', annual organiser of the Balloon of Gold, decided to suspend the delivery that would correspond to the next month of January for understanding that it would not offer in equal conditions for all the players.

As alternative, the French magazine contrived the 'Balloon of Gold Dream Team', that nominated to 110 players to know the best eleven of the history, in which they are varied illustrate of the FC Barcelona. To continuation, all the candidates by position.

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The nominated are Banks, Nkono, Buffon, Peter Schmeichel, Boxes, Van der Sar, Sepp Maier, Lev Yashin, Neuer and Dino Zoff. In the position of goalkeeper there is not any player of the FC Barcelona, although yes there are some of them that still are in active as it is the case of Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus of Turín) or of Manuel Neuer (Bayern of Munich). Like absence more stood out can consider the one of the also German Oliver Kahn.

Right sides:

The nominated are Bergomi, Manfred Kaltz, Cafú, Lahm, Carlos Alberto, Suurbier, Djalma Santos, Thuram, Gentile and Berti Vogts. Inside this classification yes there is a player that was in the rows of the FC Barcelona like Lilian Thuram, although as culé accustomed to play of head office. It stands out the absence of another illustrate culé like Dani Alves, that very possibly deserved to be between the ten better of his position.

Head offices:

The nominated are Baresi, Bobby Moore, Beckenbauer, Passarella, Cannavaro, Mathias Sammer, Desailly, Scirea, Koeman and Sergio Bouquets. It stands out the presence of a Barcelona as it is it the hero of Wembley and current trainer of the FC Barcelona like Ronald Koeman and, on the other hand, misses the presence of Carles Puyol or Gerard Hammered, the two head offices that led to the best Barça of the history and to the Spain champion of the world.

Left sides:

The candidates are Brehme, Breitner, Cabrini, Facchetti, Junior, Ruud Krol, Maldini, Marcelo, Nilton Santos and Roberto Carlos. In this position there is not any player of the FC Barcelona, although yes there is two of the Real Madrid as Marcelo or Roberto Carlos. Especially remembered is this last, especially by his offensive potential and by his spectacular shots of long distance.

Defensive midfield players:

The nominated for this position are Bozsik, Busquets, Didi, Falcao, Gerrard, Gerson, Guardiola, Masopust, Matthaus, Neskens, Pirlo, Round, Rijkaard, Schuster, Seedorf, Luis Suárez, Tardelli, Tigana, Xabi Alonso and Xavi. Here yes there is numerous presence of Barcelona players like Sergio Busquets, Pep Guardiola, Bernd Schuster, Luis Suárez Miramontes or Xavi Hernández. Also the ex trainer of the FC Barcelona Franck Rijkaard.

Offensive midfield players:

The nominated are Baggio, Charlton, Gave Stéfano, Francescoli, Gullit, Hagi, Iniesta, Kopa, Kubala, Maradona, Mazzola, Peeled, Platini, Puskas, Rivera, Schiaffino, Socrates, Totti, Zico and Zidane. The representatives of the FC Barcelona in this position are Andrés Iniesta, Ladislao Kubala and Diego Armando Maradona. Also it could include like representative culé to Alfredi Gave Stéfano, that dressed the Barcelona T-shirt before arriving to the Real Madrid.

Right extremes:

The elected were Leo Messi,​ George Best, Eto'or, Beckham, Figo, Jairzinho, Garrincha, Keegan, Matthews and Robben. Several representatives of the FC Barcelona like Leo Messi, Luis Figo and Samuel Eto'or and a controversy with this last. The Cameroonian forward regretted that, in this classification, describe him like right extreme: "Thank you, but I have played a season and a part of another in the right. The 25 remaining years of my career did them like leading centre. Which lack of respect".

Left extremes:

The candidates to the extreme izquiedo are Blokhin, Dzajic, Cristiano Ronaldo, Giggs, Henry, Rivaldo, Rivelino, Ronaldinho, Rummenigge and Stoichkov. Numerous presence of ex players of the FC Barcelona with Hristo Stoichkov, Thierry Henry or the Brazilians Rivaldo and Ronaldinho. Also it is Cristiano Ronaldo, the big rival of Leo Messi by the throne of the world-wide football in the last 15 years.

Leading centre:

The nominated to better leading centre with Bergkamp, Cruyff, Dalglish, Eusebio, Kocsis, Müller, Romario, Ronaldo, Go Suffice and Weah. Barcelona presence with Ronaldo Nazario and Romario, maybe missing that Samuel Eto'or explain like leading centre or that was Luis Suárez with merits to be in this classification.

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