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!
Maradona led Napoli to its only two Serie A titles in 1987 and 1990 and is considered a god-like figure in the southern city.
Did you know Diego Maradona tried to form a union of professional footballers for years? The idea goes hand in hand with his decision to get faces of Leftwing leaders Che Guevara and Castro tattooed on his body. A staunch critic of US capitalism and the Catholic Church, the Argentine football legend is a poster boy of South American socialism. Here is a glimpse at the political lineage of the late icon.
The retired footballer and current coach of Argentine Primera Division club Gimnasia de La Plata is regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, along with Brazil's Pele.
These players had the privilege of wearing the skipper's armband at football's biggest fiesta, and served the historic mission entrusted on their shoulders - to bring the Cup home.Take a look at the legends of the past who led their teams to the game's ultimate glory.