Best XI (Part 1): Kylian Mbappe’s all-time greatest XI

Best XI (Part 1): Kylian Mbappe’s all-time greatest XI

Kylian Mbappe has been the name on everybody’s lips last season, especially during the champions league. he’s now PSG player after the French giants snatched him under the noses of Real Madrid and Barcelona. It seems as tough because of the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and now Neymar but it is only a matter of time before the 18-year-old stands on the biggest stage of the world football. Who knows? He may end up becoming an all-time great. But there’s no denying that his all-time greatest XI is truly magical. Here it is:

11. Cristiano Ronaldo – Left-Winger

A four-time Ballon d’Or winner, Cristiano has been competing for hammer and tong with Messi for the title of best in the world for nearly a decade now. Mbappe put both on his all-time team.

10. Lionel Messi – Centre-midfield

Mbappe’s three in centre-midfield starts with Barcelona icon Lionel Messi. The Argentinian superstar has won five Ballon d’Or awards and is widely considered the best player of all-time.

9. Ronaldo – Striker

247 goals in 343 league games throughout his career. A Golden Boot award at a World Cup – which he also won – and was once the record goalscorer ever at World Cup finals.

8. Ronaldinho – Centre-midfield

If there was ever one man that made football fun, it was the Ronaldinho. Dinho was a pure football magician who made people love football. Only two Barcelona players have ever gotten a standing ovation from Real Madrid fans at the: Diego Maradona and Ronaldinho

7. Neymar – Right Winger

The former Barcelona winger has become the most expensive player in the entire football world history with his £196 million move to PSG. A truly gifted individual who is now the face of Brazilian football.

6. Zinedine Zidane – Centre-midfield

The man who may end up managing Mbappe one day makes his list of all-time greatest XI. Zidane was one of the most graceful and technically brilliant midfielders.

5. Sergio Ramos – Center Back

Mbappe was absolutely right to choose the Real Madrid captain as an all-time greatest center back. Ramos has been a pillar of the club that has won three of the last four Champions League titles.

4. Paulo Mardini – Central Defender

Maldini spent his 25 seasons career with AC Milan before retiring at the age of 41 in 2009. He won 26 trophies with Milan. Is anyone really going to argue whether Maldini is one of the greatest ever?

3. Roberto Carlos – Left Back

Undoubtedly one of the most exciting full-backs to ever grace the game. The Brazilian had even some tricks on free-kicks and corner-kicks.

2. Cafu – Right Back

The marauding right back was a staple of the early 2000s Roma side that was so exciting to watch. One could argue he ushered in the era of attacking-full backs.

1. Goalkeeper – Gianluigi Buffon

Mbappe had the pleasure of playing against the Italian legend in last season’s Champions League semi-finals. He even managed to score. For him, Buffon is the greatest goalkeeper ever.

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