France Football will not award a Ballon d’Or for the year 2020 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, however the publication has presented a list of the best ever players in every position.
According to Marca, the criteria for selection and voting will be the same as for the Ballon d’Or award itself, with 170 people being given the task of selecting the final XI, which will be put into a 3-4-3 formation.
The team will be announced in December and dubbed history’s best XI.
Goalkeepers: Gordon Banks, Thomas Nkono, Gianluigi Buffon, Peter Schmeichel, Iker Casillas, Edwin van der Sar, Sepp Maier, Lev Yashin, Manuel Neuer and Dino Zoff.
Right back: Giuseppe Bergomi, Manfred Kaltz, Cafú, Philipp Lahm, Carlos Alberto, Wim Suurbier, Djalma Santos, Lilian Thuram, Claudio Gentile and Berti Vogts.
Centre back: Franco Baresi, Bobby Moore, Franz Beckenbauer, Daniel Passarella, Fabio Cannavaro, Mathias Sammer, Marcel Desailly, Gaetano Scirea, Ronald Koeman and Sergio Ramos.
Left back: Andreas Brehme, Paul Breitner, Antonio Cabrini, Giacinto Facchetti, Junior, Ruud Krol, Maldini, Marcelo, Nilton Santos and Roberto Carlos.