Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been selected as the best right winger and left winger of all-time, and the legendary duo of Diego Maradona and Pele were also picked in the Ballon d’Or Dream Team.

Iran Press/Europe: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been selected as the best right winger and left winger of all-time, by France Football magazine’s Ballon d’Or panel. The legendary duo of Diego Maradona and Pele were also picked in the Ballon d’Or Dream Team as right and left wide midfielders respectively in a team that boasts the greatest players of all-time.

Former Barcelona and Spain international Xavi was given the nod as best defensive midfielder ever alongside Lothar Matthaus. Eleven players were selected to complete the “Dream Team” with a panel of 140 experts going for an attacking 3-4-3 formation.

Brazilian great Ronaldo Nazario was picked as the greatest striker of all-time as he beat the tight competition to grab the spot in the Dream Team. 

Cafú, Franz Beckenbauer, and Paolo Maldini complete a solid-looking defense line with Lev Yashin taking the charge of the goalkeeping gloves. 

Following the cancellation of the Ballon d’Or award for the world’s best footballer due to the COVID-19 pandemic, France Football announced its best XI in the history of football, as voted by journalists from 170 countries and regions.

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