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Milan 1989: Carlo Ancelloti, Frank Rijkaard, Marco Van Basten and Ruud Gullit of AC Milan

The Great XI’s: AC Milan 1989

Before the rise of Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona, Arrigo Sacchi’s late 80’s AC Milan was widely regarded as the greatest football club team of all time. Not just because it was filled with such an awe-inspiring array of great individual players that even Florentino Perez still views them with envy; no, Sacchi ensured that all these Ballon-d’Or dominating stars also operated as a single unit, with captain Franco Baresi in command of a pressing tactic that rendered most opponents powerless. At their peak in 1989, this…

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Van Basten and Gullit in Holland All-Time team

Holland All-Star XI

With three lost World Cup finals on its resumé, Holland’s reputation as the eternal loser of international football can hardly be called undeserved. But what pleasent losers they’ve been. The iconic orange has graced the shoulders of so many of football’s finest players, that some of the countries that háve won the World Cup are made to look afwully bereft of talent. From the 70’s onwards, the Dutch have had several world class generations. In the 70’s there was the total football team of Cruyff,…

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