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Enter Here And Pick Your All Time Champions League Eleven by Chrisrare: 11:47am On Aug 19, 2020
The Champions League has seen so many legends since the European Cup was rebranded in 1992-93. But who do you think were the best XI?
Go to https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/53786655 follow the instructions and select your all time champions league IX, then come here and post your selection.
Below is my all time champions league eleven...
Let the fun begin.

Re: Enter Here And Pick Your All Time Champions League Eleven by Chichiozech68: 12:08pm On Aug 19, 2020
1)Iker Casillas
2)Philip Lahm
3)Roberto Carlos
4)Michael Ballack
5)Fabio Cannavaro

6)Samuel Kuffour
7)George Oppong Weah
coolAlessandro Del Piero
9)Lionel Messi
10)Zinedine Zidane
11)Christiano Ronaldo

4-1-2-3 formation

Re: Enter Here And Pick Your All Time Champions League Eleven by Chichiozech68: 1:07pm On Aug 19, 2020
Fabio Cannavaro did not receive a single yellow or red card during the 690 minutes he played in the 2006 Fifa World Cup. Fabio Cannavaro played each minute of every match in the tournament for Italy, completing 211 passes and winning 16 challenges. The Italian defence kept a record five clean sheets and conceded only two goals throughout the entire tournament: an own-goal against the United States and a Zinedine Zidane penalty in the final against France.

Re: Enter Here And Pick Your All Time Champions League Eleven by Chichiozech68: 2:15pm On Aug 19, 2020
Iker Casillas is one of the few players to achieve over 1000 professional career matches , and holds the record for the most clean sheets in the UEFA Champions League , as well as for the Spanish national team.

Iker Casillas also led Spain to their first World Cup win in 2010 , where he kept a joint–record five clean sheets, winning the Yashin Award for the best goalkeeper of the tournament. Spain became the first nation to retain the European Championship, winning the title again in 2012 , where he set the record for most consecutive minutes without conceding a goal in the competition.

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Re: Enter Here And Pick Your All Time Champions League Eleven by Chichiozech68: 2:47pm On Aug 19, 2020
Samuel Osei Kuffour became the youngest Olympic Football Champion of all-time, when he collected bronze at the 1992 Olympics just before his 16th birthday.

He also became the youngest defender of all-time to score in the Champions League, at the age of 18 years, 61 days during the match against FC Spartak Moscow on 2 November 1994, which ended in a 2–2 draw. Kuffour made over 60 UEFA Champions League appearances, being one of the most decorated African players of all time.

He spent 11 seasons with Bayern Munich, rising from the youth teams to be a prominent first-squad member who lifted the UEFA Champions League with the club. He was an integral part of the squad that won the 2000–01 Champions League , also scoring the winning goal in the
2001 Intercontinental Cup , being subsequently named man of the match.
Re: Enter Here And Pick Your All Time Champions League Eleven by Chichiozech68: 3:05pm On Aug 19, 2020
Michael Ballack won the German Footballer of the Year award three times – in 2002, 2003 and 2005.

He won the Bundesliga in his first season at 1.FC Kaiserslautern, his first major honour. He became a first team regular in 1998–99 season and also earned his first senior national cap for Germany. Michael Ballack made 16 appearances for his new team during the season as the 1.FC Kaiserslautern became the first-ever newly promoted team to lift the Bundesliga title .

Ballack is considered to be one of the most complete and versatile midfielders of his generation; he played in several midfield positions during his career, and was noted for his powerful shot with both feet. Due to his tall frame, he was also known for his ability in the air, which made him a goal threat on set pieces.
On a technical level, he was a commanding, physically strong and aggressive player, with excellent passing range, who moved the ball efficiently. The technicality and intelligence of his game was extremely high. He started his football career as a sweeper, but when he moved to Leverkusen in 1999, then-coach Christoph Daum moved him to midfield. He adapted to a deeper role during his spell at Chelsea.

In 2011, Ballack's international coach at the time, Joachim Löw, praised him, describing him as a player who "exudes authority and calm on the pitch".
Re: Enter Here And Pick Your All Time Champions League Eleven by Chichiozech68: 3:47pm On Aug 19, 2020
Alessandro Del Piero is currently the second highest all-time Italian top-scorer in all competitions , with 346 goals, behind only Silvio Piola, with 390 goals.He moved to Juventus in 1993, where he played for 19 seasons (11 as captain ), and holds the club records for most goals (290) and appearances (705). During his time at the club, he won six Serie A titles, the Coppa Italia, four Supercoppa Italiana titles, the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup , the
UEFA Intertoto Cup , and the Intercontinental Cup .

Del Piero has scored in every competition in which he has participated. He also played a key role in helping Juventus to win the 1995–96 UEFA Champions League, scoring 6 goals in the competition, and finishing as the second highest scorer of the tournament.

On 5 November 2008, Juventus and Real Madrid squared off at Santiago Bernabéu in the
Champions League. The Italians won 0–2, their first away win against Madrid since 1962, and Del Piero was a key performer, scoring both goals, and drawing praise from Ranieri, as well as Real Madrid's coach Bernd Schuster. As he left the pitch after being substituted, "fans from both sides gave him a standing ovation."

13 May, Del Piero started Juventus's final league game of the season against Atalanta, marking the occasion and the victory of their 28th Serie A title by scoring a goal.Twenty-seven minutes into the match, Del Piero picked the ball up at the edge of the penalty box and placed a shot past Giorgio Frezzolini to make the score 2–0, helping Juventus to go undefeated in Serie A that season. He was substituted off after 59 minutes to an emotional response from both sets of players and supporters, as he made a lap of honour around the pitch. This was Alessandro Del Piero's final Serie A appearance for Juventus.

Due to his technical characteristics, link-up play, and ability at one–twos, Del Piero usually played as a supporting-striker , which was his preferred role, although he was a tactically versatile forward, with good movement and clinical finishing, who was capable of playing anywhere along the front line, and who also established himself as a prolific goalscorer throughout his career. He was also occasionally deployed between the midfield and the strikers as a playmaking attacking midfielder, known in Italy as the trequartista position, due to his vision, passing range, ball control and dribbling ability.

Re: Enter Here And Pick Your All Time Champions League Eleven by paulolee(m): 3:54pm On Aug 19, 2020
Re: Enter Here And Pick Your All Time Champions League Eleven by Chrisrare: 1:21pm On Aug 20, 2020
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