Past and Present: My Favorite Players from the 2000’s and 2010’s

Team of the 2000’s

GK: Gianluigi Buffon

Favorite Moment: Save vs Zidane in the 2006 FIFA World Cup Final

RB: Phillip Lahm

Favorite Moment: Goal vs Costa Rica

CB: Nemanja Vidic

Favorite Moment: Goal vs Aston Villa

CB: Carles Puyol

Favorite Moment: Goal vs Germany

LB: Roberto Carlos

Favorite Moment: Goal vs France

CM: Paul Scholes

Favorite Moment: Goal vs Manchester City

CM: Zinedine Zidane

Favorite Moment: Performance vs Brazil (2006)

RW: Thierry Henry

Favorite Moment: Goal in FA Cup return vs Leeds

CAM: Kaka

Favorite Moment: Goal vs Manchester United

LW: Ronaldinho

Favorite Moment: Performance vs Real Madrid (2005)

ST: Ronaldo

Favorite Moment: Performance vs Manchester United

 

Honorable mention

GK: Iker Casillas

Favorite Moment: Save vs Robben in the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final

CB: Gerard Pique

Favorite Moment: Goal vs Inter Milan

RW: Arjen Robben

Favorite Moment: 2013 UEFA Champions League Final winner vs Borussia Dortmund

ST: Didier Drogba

Favorite Moment: Performance vs Bayern Munich in the 2012 UEFA Champions League Final 

ST: Wayne Rooney

Favorite Moment: Goal vs Manchester City


Team of the 2010s

GK: David De Gea

Favorite Moment: Performance vs Everton

RB: Dani Alves

Favorite Moment: Nutmeg on Cristiano Ronaldo

CB: Vincent Kompany

Favorite Moment: Goal vs Manchester United

CB: Diego Godin

Favorite Moment: Goal vs FC Barcelona

LB: Patrice Evra

Favorite Moment: Goal vs Bayern Munich

CM: Sergio Busquets

Favorite Moment: Performance vs Real Madrid

CM: Andres Iniesta

Favorite Moment: Goal vs Chelsea

CM: Xavi

Favorite Moment: Goal vs Real Madrid

RW: Lionel Messi

Favorite Moment: Goal vs Real Madrid

LW: Cristiano Ronaldo

Favorite Moment: Goal vs Porto

ST: Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Favorite Moment: Goal vs England

Honorable mention

GK: Edwin Van Der Sar

Favorite Moment: 2008 UEFA Champions League Final winning save on Nicolas Anelka

CB: Raphael Varane

Favorite Moment: Performance vs Barcelona

CM: Frank Lampard

Favorite Moment: Goal vs Hull City

CM: Steven Gerrard

Favorite Moment: Goal vs West Ham United in the 2005 FA Cup Final

ST: Sergio Agüero

Favorite Moment: Goal vs Queens Park Rangers

LW: Neymar

Favorite Moment: Performance vs Paris Saint Germain