Wednesday, June 15, 2016

All-time Team index

All-Time Team Index
I have create all-time teams for both national teams, regional/specailised teams and club teams.  The national teams are 23-member, the official number of players each team carried to the World Cup Finals.  The club teams are 25 members, the official number of players each team registered for the Champions' League.

Western Europe

British Isles
Ireland/Northern Ireland combined team,
IrelandNorthern Ireland,
United Kingdom.

The Balkans/Southeast Europe
Former Yugoslavia(all republics),
Former Yugoslavia without Croatia and Serbia,
Yugoslavia 1994,
Serbia Croatia,
The rest of Southeast Euorpe(Greece, Turkey and Albania).

The Former Soviet Union
Soviet UnionRussiaUkraine,
The former Soviet Union without (Ukraine and Russia).

Central/East Europe
Czech RepublicSlovakiaEast Germany.


South American(CONMEBOL)
South America without Brazil and Argentina.

North America(CONCACAF)
USAMexicoCosta RicaHonduras,
Central America without Costa Rica and Honduras.
Canada or Canadian born Players
Jamaica/Jamaican DiasporaCaribbean Countries.

AustraliaSaudi ArabiaIran,
ChinaJapanSouth Korea.
Hong Kong
East AsiaWest Asia(without Iran and Saudi Arabia),
Central AsiaSouth East Asia(ASEAN).

GhanaCameroonNigeriaSouth AfricaTunisia
AlgeriaMoroccoEgyptIvory CoastSenegal,
North Africa
The Rest of Africa(excluding Cameroon, Senegal, Ghana, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Nigeria and North Africa).


Other all-team specialized or regional teams:

Argentine-born players capped by other national teams
What if Argentina sent this team to Sweden 1958
Argentina All-Time Team before 1978,
Argentina All-Time Team After Maradona.

Sao Paulo StateRio de Janeiro
North/Northeastern BrazilSouth/Southeastern Brazil
Brazilian-born players capped by other national teams
Afro-Brazlian Players
Brazil All-Time Team After Pele
Brazil All-Team Under Mari Zagallo
Brazil All-Time Team before 1958

Greater London
North East EnglandNorthWest England.
Black English players
United Kingdom 1970
United Kingdom 1982
England 1974
England After 1966 All-Time Team

South France
Players born in the Overeseas Department and former French Colonies
French Black Players 
French Algerian
French Players Capped by Other National Teams
France at USA 1994

North Rhine-Westphalia, Bavaria.
East German Players after 1990
German Americans/American Germans
German Turks 
German-born Players Capped by Other National Teams
Germany All-Time Team After Beckenbauer
Germany All-Time Team before 1972

North HollandSouth Holand.
The rest of Holland excluding North and South Holland
Holland All-Time Team After Johan Cruyff
Holland 2002
Dutch-Indos/Indonesia-born Dutch All-Time Team

Italian diaspora
Southern ItalyCentral Italy,
Northern Italy(excluding Lombardy)Lombardy
Italy after 1982Italy between 1938 and 1982.


United States
African American PlayersGerman Americans/American Germans
Hispanic/Latino American Players
USA 2010

What if team
Sweden World Cup1950
Argentina World Cup 1958
Scotland World Cup 1970
United Kingdom World Cup 1970
England World Cup 1974
United Kingdom World Cup1982
Yugoslavia World Cup 1994
France World Cup 1994
Germany World Cup 2002
Holland World Cup 2002
USA World Cup 2010

French Black Players
Black English players
French Algerian
African American PlayersGerman Americans/American Germans
German Turks 
Hispanic/Latino American Players(USA)
Italian diaspora
Polish diaspora
Black Portuguese Players
Afro-Brazilian Players 
Dutch-Indos/Indonesia-born Dutch All-Time Team
Chinese Diaspora

Club Teams
This is my selection of a 25 member all-time team for the club.  The number 25 was chosen because it is the official squad size for the Champions' League.

La Liga (Spain)
Real MadridBarcelonaValencia,
Atletico MadridSevillaAtletic Bilbao, 
Deportivo La Coruna  Real Sociedad,
Real BetisReal ZaragozaEspanyol

Serie A (Italy)
AC MilanJuventusInter Milan,

Manchester UnitedLiverpoolArsenal,
ChelseaTottenhamManchester CityEverton,
Aston VillaNewcastle UnitedNottingham Forest
Leeds UnitedLeicester City.

Bundesliga (Germany)
Bayern MunichBorussia Dortmund,
Borussia MönchengladbachSchalke 04Werder Bremen,
Hamburger SVKaiserslauternBayer Leverkusen
FC KolnVfB Stuttgart

Ligue 1 (France)
Olympique de MarseilleParis Saint-Germain
Olympique LyonnaisAS MonacoNantes
Saint-ÉtienneGirondins de Bordeaux.

Primeira Liga (Portugal)
BenficaPortoSporting SP.

Eredivisie (Holland)
Ajax AmsterdamPSVFeyenoord.

Other European Clubs
CelticGlasglow Rangers 
GalatasarayFenerbahçe SKBeşiktaş.
Red Star BelgradeFK Partizan.
Steaua BucureștiDynamo KyivSpartak Moscow.

Argentine Primera Division
Boca JuniorsRiver PlateIndependienteEstudiantes de La Plata
San Lorenzo Racing ClubVelez Sarsfield.

SantosFlamengoSao PaulolCorithiansBotafogo
Vasco Da GamaPalmeirasInternacional
FluminenseGremioCruzeiroAtlético MineiroBahia.

South America
OlimpiaPeñarolClub Nacional

Rest of the World
NY CosmosLA GalaxyDC United,
University of VirginiaUCLA.
South China AAEastern AASeiko SA
Kitchee SC.

Other La Liga selection
Real Madrid All-Time Team Under Florentina Perez
Real Madrid All-Time Team Under Miguel Munoz
Real Madrid Argentine Best XI
Real Madrid Castilla Greatest All-Time
Real Madrid All-Time Team for Foreign Players
Real Madrid All-Time Team for Spanish players
Atletico Madrid All-Time Team for Foreign Players
Atletico Madrid All-Time Team for Spanish Players
Barcelona Dutch Best XI
Barcelona All-Time Team for Spanish Players
Barcelona All-Time Team for Foreign Players
Sevilla All-Time Team for Spanish Players
Sevilla All-Time Team for Foreign Players
Valencia All-Time Team for Spanish Players
Valencia All-Time Team for Foreign Players

Other Bundesliga Selections
Bayern Munich All-time Greatest Team for German players
Bayern Munich Foreign Players All-time Greatest Team
Borussia Dortmund Foreign Players
Borussia Dortmund All-Time Greatest Team for German players

Other Premiership Selections
Arsenal French Best XI
Liverpool All-Time English Greatest Team
Liverpool All-Time British Isles players without England
Liverpool All-Time Foreign Players
Manchester United All-Time Team Under Sir Alex Ferguson 
Manchester United All-Time Team Under Sir Matt Busby
Arsenal All-Time Team Under Arsene Wenger

Other Serie A Selections
AC Milan All-Time Team Under Silvio Berlusconi
AC Milan Brazilian Best XI
AC Milan Foreign Players All-Time Team
AS Roma All-Time Team for Italian Players
AS Roma All-Time Team for Foreign Players
AC Milan All-Time Greatest Team for Italian players
Inter Milan All-Time Greatest Players for Italian players
Inter Milan All-Time Team for Foreign Players
Juventus All-Time Team for Foreign Players
Juventus All-Time Team for Italian Players

Coaches' Selections
All-Time Team Under Jose Mourinho 
All-Time Team under Bobby Robson(Club only)
All-Time Team Under Helenio Herrera
All-Time Team Under Bela Gutmann
All-Time Team Under Giovanni Trappattoni
All-Time Team Under Fabio Capello (Club only)
All-Time Team under Marcello Lippi (Club only)
All-Time Team under Carlos Ancelotti


  1. This is great work. If I'm not mistake, you are one and same as "Dearman" who did similar work on Xtra time a few years ago. We chatted a little, particularly about British players. For what it's worth, I think your updated lists are even better. The main difference being that for emerging countries you have recognized that most likely, there recent players have been their best. Great stuff.