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
GermanyItaly, HollandPortugalAustria 

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

Scandinavia excluding Sweden and Denmark.

South American(CONMEBOL)
South America without Brazil and Argentina.
Ecuador/Bolivia/Venezuela Combined Team.

North America(CONCACAF)
USAMexicoCosta Rica.
CONCACAF without Costa Rica, US and Mexico.
Canada or Canadian born Players

AustraliaSaudi ArabiaIran.
ChinaJapanSouth Korea.
East AsiaWest and Central Asia.

GhanaCameroonNigeriaSouth Africa,
North AfricaThe Rest of 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

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

South France.
Players born in the Overeseas Department and former French Colonies
French Black Players 
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

North HollandSouth Holand.
The rest of Holland excluding North and South Holland.

Italian diaspora
Southern ItalyCentral Italy.
Northern Italy(excluding Lombardy)Lombardy.


United States
African American Players, German Americans/American Germans
Hispanic/Latino American Players


Polish diaspora.
IYugoslavia went to USA 1994.
Black Portuguese Players

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 Betis, Real Zaragoza, Espanyol

Serie A (Italy)
AC MilanJuventusInter Milan,
Sampdoria, Geona, Bologna, Parma.

Manchester UnitedLiverpool, Arsenal,
Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City, Everton,
Aston Villa, Newcastle United, Nottingham Forest
Leeds United.

Bundesliga (Germany)
Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund,
Borussia Mönchengladbach, Schalke 04, Werder Bremen,
Hamburger SVKaiserslautern, Bayer Leverkusen
FC KolnVfB Stuttgart

Ligue 1 (France)
Olympique de MarseilleParis Saint-Germain
Olympique Lyonnais, AS Monaco, Nantes
Saint-ÉtienneGirondins de Bordeaux.

Primeira Liga (Portugal)
BenficaPortoSporting SP.

Eredivisie (Holland)
Ajax Amsterdam, PSV, Feyenoord.

Other European Clubs
Celtic, Glasglow Rangers 
GalatasarayFenerbahçe SK, Beşiktaş.
Red Star Belgrade, FK Partizan.
Steaua București, Dynamo Kyiv, Spartak Moscow.

Argentine Primera Division
Boca Juniors, River Plate, IndependienteEstudiantes de La Plata
San Lorenzo , Racing Club, Velez Sarsfield.

Santos, Flamengo, Sao Paulol, Corithians, Botafogo
Vasco Da Gama, Palmeiras, Internacional
Fluminense, Gremio, CruzeiroAtlético Mineiro, Bahia.

South America
Olimpia, Peñarol, Club Nacional

Rest of the World
NY Cosmos, LA Galaxy, DC United,
University of Virginia, UCLA.
South China AA, Eastern AA, Seiko SA

Personal selection
Real Madrid All-Time Team Under Florentina Perez
Real Madrid All-Time Team Under Miguel Munoz
AC Milan All-Time Team Under Silvio Berlusconi
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
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


  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.

    1. Sorry, i am not Dearman. I know who he is.