Zlatan Ibrahimovic names star-studded Dream XI

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic has enjoyed a hugely successful career playing at some of Europe’s biggest clubs including Barcelona, Inter Milan, PSG and AC Milan.As such, he has taken to the pitch with a number of the game’s biggest names.Picking a starting eleven from the large list of top talents he has taken to the field with, is no mean feat.However, Zlatan eventually managed it, picking a star-studded first team and bench as well.Zlatan, of course, leads the line for his side and is supported on either side of a three-man attack by Lionel Messi and Ronaldinho.He played with the Argentine during his time at Barcelona, and after featuring against Ronaldinho several times, he finally shared a dressing room with the Brazilian at AC Milan.PASADENA, CA – JULY 20: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (R) striker of Inter Milan trains with teammate, Patrick Vieira during practice at the Rose Bowl stadium on July 20, 2009 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)In midfield, Zlatan names Patrick Viera and Pavel Nedved, players he featured alongside at Juventus. He also played with Viera at Inter MilanThe final name in his three-man midfield is Barcelona legend Xavi.His defence is packed with stars as well with French World Cup-winner, Lillian Thuram; PSG captain, Thiago Silva; former AC Milan and Italy centre-back,  Alessandro Nesta; and PSG left-back Maxwell filling out the back four.In goal is Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.Ibrahimovic also named five substitutes, and definitely had a difficult time picking a replacement goalkeeper.He has Man Utd goalkeeper, David De Gea’s name crossed out and has former Brazil and Inter Milan shotstopper, Julio Caesar on the list.Former Ballon d’Or winner, Fabio Cannavaro, is the only defender on Zlatan’s subs list which is completed by former AC Milan midfielders, Clarence Seedorf, Genaro Gattuso and Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta.No players were selected from Ibrahimovic’s time at Man Utd and Ajax.Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Dream TeamGoalkeeper: Gigi BuffonDefenders: Lillian Thuram, Thiago Silva, Alessandro Nesta, MaxwellMidfielders: Patrick Viera, Pavel Nedved, XaviForwards: Zlatan Ibrahimovic Lionel Messi, RonaldinhoSubstitutesGoalkeeper: Julio CaesarDefenders: Fabio CannavaroMidfielders: Clarence Seedorf, Genaro Gattuso, Andres Iniestalast_img read more

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