Leo Messi and Xavi Hernández in a match of Barça in Laliga


Xavi, Messi, Cruyff... This is the best XI in history

Published:30/03/2023 - 23:04h

Updated:30/03/2023 - 23:04h

Despite the fact that football has changed a lot throughout history and it is very difficult to know, for sure, who would form the best eleven in history, from the IFFHS they have made the 'task' easier with an XI that would be, at least , very scary

Calendar of FC Barcelona

Choose to the best players of the history always has been a quebradero of head for the experts. Although the podium have contested it to him go in Peeled, Maradona and Leo Messi, to know to which him 'follow' or those who would accompany him in the best alignment of the history always has been, as little, complicated by the cambiante of the football with the happen of the years.

Always it has existed the doubt of if the players of other periods could have adapted to the football of nowadays and vice versa, by what is a battle in which, preferably, does not be necessary to put. The 'IFFHS', that collects all the statistics of the football and his history, has an eleven that yes would fit like one of the best although, without place to doubts, there is those who would argue it. To continuation, review it:

The best XI of the history according to the 'IFFHS'

  • Yashin; Cafú, Beckenbauer, Baresi, Madini; Xavi, Cruyff, Maradona; Messi, Peeled and Cristiano.

Goalkeeper: Lev Yashin

The Balloon of Gold for the guardametas carries the name of Yashin by something. It was the only goalkeeper of the history that won the recognised trophy of 'France Football' as better footballer of the world, with a lot of merits. In the Dinamo of Moscow and the selection of the USSR erigió like a wall under the three sticks, especially by his reflections and for revolutionising his position, that until then was much more static. It is the manager, of some way, that to day of today put them are the first leaders in the defence. The Glass of the World in 1963 was the consecration for a Lev Yashin that, for many, is the best of the history in his position.

Defence: Cafú-Beckenbauer-Baresi-Maldini

In the defence there are names that, hardly, will be surpassed, beginning by a Cafú of the that still put videos to define the works of a right side. It is the example of what does in his position. Him 'it would accompany' a couple of head offices conformed by Franz Beckenbauer, the Kaiser, and Franco Baresi. The German is considered the best head office of the history by his leadership character, but also for serving of 'creator' of the position of the líbero, between the defence and centre of the field for the creation of game. It changed the form to see the football from his position.

The 'Kaiser' would be accompanied of Franco Baresi, a central that gave fear to any forward and that followed in its footsteps Beckenbauer, ten years afterwards, from the position of líbero. In addition to imposing to defensive level, steal balloons and infundir terror in the rivals, was of these players that seemed 'stroke' the balloon with his boots to the hour to begin the played. The successes of the AC Milan, of some way, carry his name in the retaguardia... Beside a Maldini that also has written his name in the history of the football, like right side. It was 'insuperable' for his rivals, by his inagotable skill to brake the approaches, aggressiveness in the crash or his reading of the game. The 'model' of side that revolutionised to Europe by more than twenty years.

Midfield: Xavi, Cruyff and Maradona

Probably in the centre of the field will generate debates during all the history. Johan Cruyff is infaltable in any list by how revolutionised the football from the lawn (and afterwards from the benches) by his elegance, hit taking of decisions and technical quality. It was the complete player, by his passes milimétricos, stick, changes of rhythm... A 'witness' that, of some way, took Xavi Hernández that it also is between the best of the world and that comported like the brain of his teams: a player 'advanced' to his period and that it was able to do the unthinkable.

The current trainer of the Barça had a style that hardly will be able to repeat in the world. His timing, precision and driving carried it to the peak. Diego Armando Maradona, finally, would complete a centre of the field in which probably it would have a lot of mobility and would finish jumping any line of pressure to add to the attack. The Argentinian was indetenible with the balloon in his boots and a genius to the hour to define in the area, already went with shots to the arch or assisting.

Forward: Messi, Peeled and Cristiano

If it is necessary to look for goals, probably will be difficult to surpass to the three forwards chosen by the 'IFFHS'. They are the three maxima goleadores of the history. Leo Messi, that is the player 'complete' and that has carried the baton of his teams at all times, can situate in the right extreme where usually has been an authentic danger. From there it has opportunity to steal the balloon, go in driving and leave backwards to rivals, without mattering the age that have.

Of '9' it is a Peeled that, also, went an advanced to his period and that changed the football to base of goals. The forward that all finished it and that it was an authentic danger when it received or, even, smelt the balloon. The Brazilian by long was only in the throne like the best of the history and his history in the Saints and Brazil justify it. Finally, Cristiano Ronaldo would split from the left. It is of which always has had the goal by religion from where appear and that has a book of definitions in the area to choose.

Next match of FC Barcelona

La Liga | Jornada 38
Celta de Vigo
FC Barcelona

Celta de Vigo - FC Barcelona

Sunday, 4 of June of 2023 21:00h
Estadio de Balaídos
Buy tickets
Calendar FC Barcelona
Today highlights

Most read