Written by Richard Williams
Last week I bought you mine and a friends best Premier League starting line up. This week I bring you mine and @jaymcquilkin best Serie A starting line up. This one we found even harder than the Premier League team. So I’ve decided to put in a subs bench too. So without further ado here we go.
Goalkeeper – It really has to be Gianluigi Buffon, an Italian veteran. Countless outstanding saves. A real leader, a footballing icon. As a kid I liked watching Buffon, he was and still is phenomenal.
Back four – we opted for Alessandro Nesta, Paulo Maldini, Fabio Cannavaro and Cafu. I don’t think you can assemble a much better back four than that. Maldini, a personal favourite if mine has always been a sensation in his position, a great inspiration for any defender to look up too. As for the other three they are great individuals and some of the best defenders to ever grace the game.
Midfield – Another tough choice, but we went with a deep sitting three of Pavel Nedved, Andrea Pirlo and Javier Zanetti, which we thought were some of the best players Serie A had ever seen. Zanetti, an Internazionale legend who played most of his career there (1995-2014) was a brilliant addition to the squad. Inter later retired his shirt number out of respect. Pirlo doesn’t really need an explanation as to why he’s in the line up, but still, one of my favourites growing up. Further forward in midfield (CAM) we went for Ac Milan legend Kaka, a brilliant player, his footwork was insanely good and scored some great goals.
Forwards – Again, hard choice on who to put here. In the end we agreed that Andriy Shevchenko and Alessandro Del Piero were going to be our strikers. Shevchenko endured a brilliant time at Milan scoring 175 goals in 296 games which is a very good tally. He is also Milan’s second highest scorer after Gunnar Nordahl. And Del Piero, who scored 477 goals in total for Juventus made him a no brainer. When Juventus offered to retire his number 10 shirt, he declined saying that he didn’t want to retire it simply so every child can dream of wearing it.
Subs bench – Flippo Inzaghi, David Trezeguet, Clarence Seedorf, Edgar Davids, Hernan Crespo, Gianluca Zambrotta and Dida.
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featured image by Crystian Cruz