Ballon d'Or 'Dream Team' announced: Diego Maradona joins Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo in football's best XI ever. Here's the full team

France Football has finally revealed the 11 players who are a part of the Ballon d'Or Dream 11. The final XI was chosen by 140 journalists and in the list, non-European footballers who were not eligible from 1956 to 1994 were included. The 3-4-3 formation had Franz Beckenbauer in DMF formation while Pele and Deigo Maradona orchestrating the midfield together along with Xavi. Meet the full team here!
France Football has finally revealed the 11 players who are a part of the Ballon d'Or Dream 11. The final XI was chosen by 140 journalists and in the list, non-European footballers who were not eligible from 1956 to 1994 were included. The 3-4-3 formation
France Football has finally revealed the 11 players who are a part of the Ballon d'Or Dream 11. The final XI was chosen by 140 journalists and in the list, non-European footballers who were not eligible from 1956 to 1994 were included. The 3-4-3 formation
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LEV YASHIN (SOVIET RUSSIA/ DYNAMO MOSCOW): Yashin won 78 caps for the Soviet national team after his debut in 1954. He played three World Cups for his country, securing 12 clean sheets and captained the side to their best-ever performance in the global event when they finished fourth in England in 1966. Yashin is the only goalkeeper to win the Ballon d'Or award til date. (Photo | AFP)
LEV YASHIN (SOVIET RUSSIA/ DYNAMO MOSCOW): Yashin won 78 caps for the Soviet national team after his debut in 1954. He played three World Cups for his country, securing 12 clean sheets and captained the side to their best-ever performance in the global event when they finished fourth in England in 1966. Yashin is the only goalkeeper to win the Ballon d'Or award til date. (Photo | AFP)
CAFU (BRAZIL/AC MILAN): WIth a band of unstoppable men at his dispense, Brazil's most-capped player of all time, lifted the Cup after his 21st World Cup appearance. IN PIC: Cafu holds the trophy after his team defeated Germany 2-0 in the final match of the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea Japan at International Stadium Yokohama 30 June, 2002, in Yokohama, Japan. (Photo | AFP)
CAFU (BRAZIL/AC MILAN): WIth a band of unstoppable men at his dispense, Brazil's most-capped player of all time, lifted the Cup after his 21st World Cup appearance. IN PIC: Cafu holds the trophy after his team defeated Germany 2-0 in the final match of the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea Japan at International Stadium Yokohama 30 June, 2002, in Yokohama, Japan. (Photo | AFP)
FRANZ BECKENBAUER (GERMANY/ BAYERN MUNICH): Protagonist in Bayern's rise from a team that didn’t even merit a Bundesliga place, he was also the leader who drove West Germany to extraordinary heights in the 70s. TProtagonist in Bayern Munich’s rise from a team that didn’t even merit a Bundesliga place, he was also the leader who drove West Germany to extraordinary heights in the 70s. This second son of a postal-worker was one of the finest footballing brains of his generation, ahead of the rest in assessing situations. His most remarkable aspect was that he played in a central-defensive role, and was yet a dangerous attacking weapon in a way not seen before. He was one of the finest footballing brains of his generation, ahead of the rest in assessing situations. His most remarkable aspect was that he played in a central-defensive role, and was yet a dangerous attacking weapon in a way not seen before.
FRANZ BECKENBAUER (GERMANY/ BAYERN MUNICH): Protagonist in Bayern's rise from a team that didn’t even merit a Bundesliga place, he was also the leader who drove West Germany to extraordinary heights in the 70s. TProtagonist in Bayern Munich’s rise from a team that didn’t even merit a Bundesliga place, he was also the leader who drove West Germany to extraordinary heights in the 70s. This second son of a postal-worker was one of the finest footballing brains of his generation, ahead of the rest in assessing situations. His most remarkable aspect was that he played in a central-defensive role, and was yet a dangerous attacking weapon in a way not seen before. He was one of the finest footballing brains of his generation, ahead of the rest in assessing situations. His most remarkable aspect was that he played in a central-defensive role, and was yet a dangerous attacking weapon in a way not seen before.
PAOLO MALDINI (ITALY/ AC MILAN): Milan's legendary captain who won 902 appearances for the club. Maldini retired in 2009 after winning seven Serie A titles and five Champions League crowns. (Photo | AFP)
PAOLO MALDINI (ITALY/ AC MILAN): Milan's legendary captain who won 902 appearances for the club. Maldini retired in 2009 after winning seven Serie A titles and five Champions League crowns. (Photo | AFP)
LOTHAR MATTHAEUS (WEST GERMANY/ BAYERN MUNICH): The 1990 Ballon d'Or winner, just like Beckenbauer, won everything with the Bavarian powerhouse. The legendary midfileder lead his side to World Cup glory just before the two Germanies came together to become a unified nation. (Photo | AFP)
LOTHAR MATTHAEUS (WEST GERMANY/ BAYERN MUNICH): The 1990 Ballon d'Or winner, just like Beckenbauer, won everything with the Bavarian powerhouse. The legendary midfileder lead his side to World Cup glory just before the two Germanies came together to become a unified nation. (Photo | AFP)
XAVI (SPAIN/ BARCELONA): Xavi collected 133 caps for Spain during a 14-year international career, winning the 2010 World Cup and the European Championship in 2008 and 2012. He who won eight La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues trophies at Barcelona and is renowned for controlling play from a central position. He made one of the best trio in club football history alongside Iniesta and Messi. (Photo | AFP)
XAVI (SPAIN/ BARCELONA): Xavi collected 133 caps for Spain during a 14-year international career, winning the 2010 World Cup and the European Championship in 2008 and 2012. He who won eight La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues trophies at Barcelona and is renowned for controlling play from a central position. He made one of the best trio in club football history alongside Iniesta and Messi. (Photo | AFP)
PELE (BRAZIL/ SANTOS): Guinness World Record holder Pele of Brazil has 1,279 career goals to his credit. The three-time World Cup winner is a hot-favourite for the GOAT crown alongside late Argentina legend Diego Maradona. (Photo | AFP)
PELE (BRAZIL/ SANTOS): Guinness World Record holder Pele of Brazil has 1,279 career goals to his credit. The three-time World Cup winner is a hot-favourite for the GOAT crown alongside late Argentina legend Diego Maradona. (Photo | AFP)
DIEGO MARADONA (ARGENTINA/ NAPOLI): One of the finest ever, El Diego was short, powerful and quick. He was also a ferocious and astute competitor who refused to be intimidated even though many opponents tried. Above all, he was sublimely and imaginatively skilful. (Photo | AP)
DIEGO MARADONA (ARGENTINA/ NAPOLI): One of the finest ever, El Diego was short, powerful and quick. He was also a ferocious and astute competitor who refused to be intimidated even though many opponents tried. Above all, he was sublimely and imaginatively skilful. (Photo | AP)
LIONEL MESSI (ARGENTINA/ BARCELONA): 'For me it is an honour to have been included in the eleven of the Ballon d'Or Dream Team. I want to thank you for choosing me and also congratulate all the players who were selected in the two teams and all the nominees, there are real phenomena on that list !!,' The Argentina captain wrote on Instagram. (Photo | AP)
LIONEL MESSI (ARGENTINA/ BARCELONA): 'For me it is an honour to have been included in the eleven of the Ballon d'Or Dream Team. I want to thank you for choosing me and also congratulate all the players who were selected in the two teams and all the nominees, there are real phenomena on that list !!,' The Argentina captain wrote on Instagram. (Photo | AP)
CRISTIANO RONALDO (PORTUGAL/ JUVENTUS): 'I’m very honoured to be part of France Football’s All Time 11. What an amazing Dream Team... They all deserve my respect and admiration and I’m obviously proud to be amongst such extraordinary players. Thank you!,' the forer Real Madrid star wrote. (Photo | AP)
CRISTIANO RONALDO (PORTUGAL/ JUVENTUS): 'I’m very honoured to be part of France Football’s All Time 11. What an amazing Dream Team... They all deserve my respect and admiration and I’m obviously proud to be amongst such extraordinary players. Thank you!,' the forer Real Madrid star wrote. (Photo | AP)
RONALDO (BRAZIL, REAL MADRID): The iconic striker was instrumental in Brazil's 2002 World Cup win in Asian soil and is considered among the finest ever. The former Barcelona and Milan forward scored 98 goals for Brazil and another 343 for various clubs across the globe during a career that lasted from 1993 to 2001. (Photo | AFP)
RONALDO (BRAZIL, REAL MADRID): The iconic striker was instrumental in Brazil's 2002 World Cup win in Asian soil and is considered among the finest ever. The former Barcelona and Milan forward scored 98 goals for Brazil and another 343 for various clubs across the globe during a career that lasted from 1993 to 2001. (Photo | AFP)

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