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FIFA World Cup Dream Team

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, 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]

It is an eleven-member side divided as one goalkeeper, three defenders, four midfielders, and three forwards, regarded as the best World Cup players ever.

Player[1] National side(s)
Years represented
Lev Yashin  Soviet Union
1958, 1962, 1966, 1970
Paolo Maldini  Italy
1990, 1994, 1998, 2002
Franz Beckenbauer  West Germany
1966, 1970, 1974
Roberto Carlos  Brazil
1998, 2002, 2006
Roberto Baggio  Italy
1990, 1994, 1998
Zinedine Zidane  France
1998, 2002, 2006
Michel Platini  France
1978, 1982, 1986
Diego Maradona  Argentina
1982, 1986, 1990, 1994
Romário  Brazil
1990, 1994
Johan Cruyff  Netherlands
1974
Pelé  Brazil
1958, 1962, 1966, 1970

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c FIFA DREAM TEAM: Maradona voted top player. Reuters. June 19, 2002.
  2. ^ World All-Time Teams
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