This blogger Artur Yanturin of Russia copied many of my blog teams. This blog was one of them. It was my Russia All-Time Team here. His team was written in 2020, but mine was uploaded in 2014. His Spartak Moscow All-Time team entry of was published in October 2020, but mine was uploaded in 2017. His entry of the Dutch-German rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona was written in 2020, but mine was uploaded in 2014. He also copied many many of my blog entries.
GK: Shaka Hislop
Born in the Great Britain, he represented Trinidad and Tobago at the youth level. However, in 1998, he accepted a callup by England, but was an unused substitute. A year later, he again switched back to T&T. He represented them at the 2006 World Cup Finals. For his club career, he was a part of the Newcastle United team which finished second in the Premier League for two successive seasons. He also played for Portsmouth and West Ham.
RB: Justin Hoyte
Justin Hoyte previously played for English clubs Arsenal, Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Millwall and Dagenham & Redbridge. His longest stint was with Middlesbrough. Hoyte was born in England. As an international, he represented England up to under-21 level. He rejected a call up to play for Trinidad and Tobago for the 2006 World Cup Finals, but he started to play for them at senior level in 2013. Between 2013 and 2016, he had 18 caps. His parents were both British sprinters.
Samuel played in the Premier League for both Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers earlier in his career having come through the Charlton Athletic youth academy. Between 1999 and 2007, he played with Aston Villa. He had a spell playing in Iran. Between 2007 and 2011, he played with Bolten Wanderers. He represented England at U-18, U-20, and U-23 level before switching to play for T&T at the senior level in 2009. He as only capped twice for T&T.
CM: Russell Latapy
AM: Angus Eve
Levi García began his career in 2013, at the age of 15, with T&TEC. Garcia signed with AZ Alkmaar of the Eredivisie in 2015. He then moved to play in Israel. After spending two years in Israel, García moved to AEK Athens in 2020. In Greece, he was considered a top player. For Soca Warriors, he earned his first cap in 2016. He scored two goals on his debut.
York was best remembered for his stint with Manchester United. In 1998-199 season, Manchester United won the triple (the Premier League, the FA Cup and the Champions' League), where he was both the top scorer in the Premiership and the Champions' League. Along with Russell Latapy and Pat Jennings, Yorke holds the record number of participations in different World Cup competitions, including qualifying stages – six in total (1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010). He had 72 caps in total.
-- Dwight Yorke (T&T) has a successful career in the English Premiership. He is the most famous player from T&T. Shaka Hislop and Russell Lamptey were also undisputed selection for this team. Kenwyne Jones, Stern John, Warren Archibald and Everald Cummings were the other top footballers from here.
-- I did not feel comfortable with my selections of defenders. The Soca Warriors had a list of greatest players on their website. It listed many defenders, but I had very limited information on them. They tended to be older players. Both Ramon Moraldo and Selris Figaro played in the NASL during the 1970's. Richard Chinapoo also spent two seasons with NY Cosmos in the early 1980's before embarking on a career playing indoor soccer. I also had Brian Williams from the World Cup Qualifying campaign for the 1990 World Cup Finals. Selwyn Murren was from the 1967 Pan Am team. I did not know how to rate them. So I simply put them on honorable mentions.