European Football Hall of Fame



All-Time Europe Squad


Goalkeeper
Defender
Midfielder
Forward
Lev Yashin
(Soviet Union)
Dino Zoff
(Italy)

Lilian Thuram (France)
Paolo Maldini (Italy)
Bobby Moore (England)
Franco Baresi (Italy)
Berti Vogts (Germany)
Giacinto Facchetti (Italy)
Franz Beckenbauer (Germany) (Captain)

Frank Rijkaard (Holland)
Lothar Matthaus (Germany)
Zinedine Zidane (France)
Ruud Gullit (Holland)
Michel Platini (France)
George Best
(Northern Ireland)
Gianni Rivera (Italy)

Johan Cruyff (Holland)
Giuseppe Meazza (Italy)
Ferenc Puskas (Hungary)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
Marco Van Basten (Holland)
Gerd Muller (Germany)



Manager :  Ernest Happel (Austria)

Formation XI (4-1-3-2)



Explanation of Formation

The team strategy is a Magic Square of Midfield. Yashin stands as a final wall. Defensive line is balanced with two full-backs Maldini and Thuram and a partnership of central defenders. Maldini and Thuram would support the side-midfield area when Zidane and Cruyff moves inside. Baresi is primarily a sweeper behind Moore but the role could be switched under the compulsory situation. Beckenbauer is a defensive holding midfielder, is responsible for stop the opponents between the defensive and midfield area and is also an important player to create the game from the deep-lying midfield zone. Platini is a main creator of the team and has an important role to support scoring from midfield line. Zidane and Cruyff plays as a semi-side attacking midfielder. Zidane is based on midfield area only to create the game while Cruyff has a more advanced role to support the front-line. Puskas and C.Ronaldo are a semi-side deep-lying forward. Puskas is a weapon of the team to shot from any distance and also create assists to the teammates while C.Ronaldo takes advantage of his powerful speed to the goal.   

Statistics By Nations

Italy : 6
Germany : 4
Netherlands : 4
France : 3
England : 1
Northern Ireland : 1
Soviet Union : 1
Hungary : 1
Portugal : 1
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Eras Greatest European Footballers

10s : Imre Schlosser
20s : Gyorgi Orth (1st Half), Dixie Dean (2nd Half)
30s : Giuseppe Meazza (1st Half), Gyorgi Sarosi (2nd Half)
40s : Josef Bican (1st Half), Valentino Mazzola (2nd Half)
50s : Ferenc Puskas (1st Half), Raymond Kopa (2nd Half)
60s : Lev Yashin (1st Half), George Best (2nd Half)
70s : Johan Cruyff (1st Half), Michel Platini (2nd Half)
80s : Michel Platini (1st Half), Marco Van Basten (2nd Half)
90s : Roberto Baggio (1st Half), Luis Figo (2nd Half)
00s : Zinedine Zidane (1st Half), Cristiano Ronaldo (2nd Half)
10s : Cristiano Ronaldo (1st Half)
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The Greatest European Footballers of All-Time





*Remark : Updated for 2015 - 2016 season

R
Name
NT
R
Name
NT
1
Johan Cruyff
HOL
26
Frank Rijkaard
HOL
2
Franz Beckenbauer
GER
27
Gianluigi Buffon
ITA
3
Michel Platini
FRA
28
Matthias Sindelar
AUS
4
Cristiano Ronaldo
POR
29
Giacinto Facchetti
ITA
5
Ferenc Puskas
HUN
30
Stanley Matthews
ENG
6
Zinedine Zidane
FRA
31
Sandor Kocsis
HUN
7
Lothar Matthaeus
GER
32
Uwe Seeler
GER
8
Gerd Muller
GER
33
Luis Suarez
SPA
9
Bobby Charlton
ENG
34
Jozsef Bozsik
HUN
10
Gianni Rivera
ITA
35
Andres Iniesta
SPA
11
Ruud Gullit
HOL
36
Dragan Dzajic
YUG
12
Giuseppe Meazza
ITA
37
Xavi Hernandez
SPA
13
Paolo Maldini
ITA
38
Paul Breitner
GER
14
Raymond Kopa
FRA
39
Luis Figo
POR
15
K.H Rummenigge
GER
40
Thierry Henry
FRA
16
Lev Yashin
USSR
41
Francisco Gento
SPA
17
George Best
NIR
42
Sandro Mazzola
ITA
18
Franco Baresi
ITA
43
Gaetano Scirea
ITA
19
Marco Van Basten
HOL
44
Pavel Nedved
CZE
20
Gyrorgi Sarosi
HUN
45
Ernst Ocwirk
AUS
21
Roberto Baggio
ITA
46
Gheorghe Hagi
ROM
22
Bobby Moore
ENG
47
Ruud Krol
HOL
23
Michael Laudrup
DEN
48
Florian Albert
HUN
24
Dino Zoff
ITA
49
Josef Masopust
CZE
25
Fritz Walter
GER
50
Gordon Banks
ENG


Substitution List

Peter Schmeichel
Seep Maier
Johan Neeskens

By Nations

Italy : 11, Germany : 7, Hungary : 5, Netherlands : 4, France : 4, Spain 3, England 3, Czechoslovakia 2

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European Footballer of The Year

Winner
Runner-Up
Third Place
1911
Imre Schlosser
1912
Nils Middelboe
1913
Imre Schlosser
1914 to 1916 No Assessment Due to World War I
1917
Imre Schlosser
1918
Alfred Schaffer
1919
Kalman Konrad
1920
Josep Samitier
1921
Gyorgi Orth
1922
Gyorgi Orth
Renzo De Vecchi
1923
Alan Morton
Charlie Buchan
1924
Svenn Rydell
Max Abegglen
1925
Ricardo Zamora
Karel-Pesek Kada
1926
Alex Jackson
Josep Samitier
1927
Antonin Puc
Dixie Dean
Anton Schall
1928
Dixie Dean
Raymond Braine
Adolfo Baloncieri
1929
Jozef Takacs
Antonin Puc
Frantisek Planicka
1930
Giuseppe Meazza
Josef Smistik
Jozsef Takacs
1931
Anton Schall
Giuseppe Meazza
Matthias Sindelar
1932
Matthias Sindelar
Anton Schall
Giovanni Ferrari
1933
Giuseppe Meazza
Matthias Sindelar
Ricardo Zamora
1934
Giuseppe Meazza
Matthias Sindelar
Isidro Langara
1935
Gyorgi Sarosi
Raymond Braine
Oldrich Nejedly
1936
Gyorgi Sarosi
Giuseppe Meazza
Raich Carter
1937
Gyorgi Sarosi
Fritz Szepan
Silvio Piola
1938
Gyorgi Sarosi
Giuseppe Meazza
Josef Bican
1939
Gyula Zsengeller
Tommy Lawton
Franz Binder
1940 to 1946 No Assessment Due to World War II
1947
Valentino Mazzola
Stanley Matthews
Stjepan Bobek
1948
Ferenc Puskas
Valentino Mazzola
Tom Finney
1949
Ferenc Deak
Ferenc Puskas
Valentino Mazzola
1950
Ferenc Puskas
Nils Liedholm
Gunnar Nordahl
1951
Gunnar Nordahl
Sandor Kocsis
Ernst Ocwirk
1952
Sandor Kocsis
Laszlo Kubala
Ferenc Puskas
1953
Nandor Hidegkuti
Ferenc Puskas
Raymond Kopa
1954
Sandor Kocsis
Fritz Walter
Ferenc Puskas
1955
Raymond Kopa
Bernard Vukas
Zoltan Czibor
1956
Jozsef Bozsik
Raymond Kopa
Gerhard Hanappi
1957
Ducan Edwards
John Charles
Raymond Kopa
1958
Raymond Kopa
Just Fontaine
Khurt Hamrin
1959
Luis Suarez
Raymond Kopa
Francisco Gento
1960
Ferenc Puskas
Luis Suarez
Uwe Seeler
1961
Luis Suarez
Uwe Seeler
Josef Masopust
1962
Josef Masopust
Karl Heinz Schnellinger
Milan Galic
1963
Lev Yashin
Gianni Rivera
Jimmy Greaves
1964
Luis Suarez
Denis Law
Amancio Amaro
1965
Florian Albert
Luis Suarez
Paul Van Himst
1966
Bobby Charlton
Franz Beckenbauer
Bobby Moore
1967
Giacinto Facchetti
Jimmy Johnstone
Bobby Charlton
1968
George Best
Dragan Dzajic
Bobby Charlton
1969
Luigi Riva
Gerd Muller
Johan Cruyff
1970
Gerd Muller
Luigi Riva
Bobby Moore
1971
Johan Cruyff
George Best
Franz Beckenbauer
1972
Johan Cruyff
Gerd Muller
Franz Beckenbauer
1973
Johan Cruyff
Dino Zoff
Gerd Muller
1974
Franz Beckenbauer
Johan Cruyff
Paul Breitner
1975
Oleg Blokhin
Franz Beckenbauer
Johan Cruyff
1976
Franz Beckenbauer
Rob Rensenbrink
Kevin Keegan
1977
Johan Cruyff
Michel Platini
Kevin Keegan
1978
Rob Rensenbrink
Kenny Dalglish
Paolo Rossi
1979
Kevin Keegan
Karlheinz Rummenigge
Liam Brady
1980
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
Bernd Schuster
Michel Platini
1981
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
Michel Platini
Paul Breitner
1982
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
Paul Breitner
Zbigniew Boniek
1983
Michel Platini
Kenny Dalglish
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
1984
Michel Platini
Karlheinz Rummenigge
Ian Rush
1985
Michel Platini
Zbigniew Boniek
Bernd Schuster
1986
Michel Platini
Emilio Butragueno
Gary Lineker
1987
Ruud Gullit
Lothar Matthaeus
Franco Baresi
1988
Ruud Gullit
Marco Van Basten
Ronald Koeman
1989
Marco Van Basten
Lothar Matthaeus
Frank Rijkaard
1990
Lothar Matthaeus
Franco Baresi
Andres Brehme
1991
Lothar Matthaeus
Jean Pierre Papin
Frank Rijkaard
1992
Michael Laudrup
Dennis Bergkamp
Frank Rijkaard
1993
Roberto Baggio
Dennis Bergkamp
Hristo Stoichkov
1994
Hristo Stoichkov
Roberto Baggio
Paolo Maldini
1995
Matthias Sammer
Paolo Maldini
Peter Schmeichel
1996
Matthias Sammer
Jurgen Klinsmann
Alan Shearer
1997
Zinedine Zidane
Matthias Sammer
Liian Thuram
1998
Zinedine Zidane
Dennis Bergkamp
Davor Suker
1999
Luis Figo
Raul Gonzalez
Andriy Shevchenko
2000
Luis Figo
Zinedine Zidane
Andriy Shevchenko
2001
Luis Figo
Zinedine Zidane
Raul Gonzalez
2002
Zinedine Zidane
Oliver Kahn
Michael Ballack
2003
Zinedine Zidane
Pavel Nedved
Thierry Henry
2004
Thierry Henry
Andriy Shevchenko
Zinedine Zidane
2005
Frank Lampard
Steven Gerrard
Andriy Shevchenko
2006
Zinedine Zidane
Thierry Henry
Francesco Totti
2007
Cristiano Ronaldo
Steven Gerrard
Francesco Totti
2008
Cristiano Ronaldo
Xavi Hernandez
Zlaton Ibrahimovic
2009
Xavi Hernandez
Andres Iniesta
David Villa
2010
Xavi Hernandez
Wesley Sneijder
Andres Iniesta
2011
Cristiano Ronaldo
Xavi Hernandez
Andreas Iniesta
2012
Cristiano Ronaldo
Andreas Iniesta
Andrea Pirlo
2013
Franck Ribery
Cristiano Ronaldo
Zlaton Ibrahimovic
2014
Cristiano Ronaldo
Arjen Robben
Manuel Neuer
2015
Cristiano Ronaldo
Thomas Muller
Robert Lewandowski
2015
Cristiano Ronaldo
Anotoine Griezmann
Gareth Bale



Table of Medals (Since 1930)


Name
Gold
Silver
Bronze
C.Ronaldo
7
1
0
Zidane
5
2
1
Platini
4
2
1
Cruyff
4
1
2
Sarosi
4
1
0
Meazza
3
2
0
Luis Suarez
3
2
0
Puskas
3
1
2
Rummenigge
3
1
1
Figo
3
1
0
Beckenbauer
2
1
2
Kopa
2
1
2




Nation
Gold
Silver
Bronze
France
13
9
7
Hungary
12
4
4
Germany
10
16
11
Portugal
10
2
1
Holland
8
8
6
Italy
7
10
9
UK
7
8
13
Spain
5
8
7



17 comments:

  1. Anonymous9/11/2014

    Are you going to post your top 100 European footballers?

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    1. Yes, please give me a time as I’m very busy now.

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  2. Anonymous1/14/2015

    Where's Ronaldo? He isn't reserve to be on substitution bench? sorry for my poor english

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    1. I just forgot to update. He will replace Stanley Matthews. I'll update it..
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  3. Anonymous2/09/2015

    You must put Berti Vogts instead of Thruam. You ranked vogts higher than Thuram in positional hall of fame.

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    1. I select Thuram because of his higher peak than Vogts. The squad selection is given more weight in peak than positional hall of fame and it is an exceptional case that Thuram played as right-back in a few years before switch to center-back position where he was declined in performance.

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  4. the reason of the absence of Eusebio?

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  5. Mozambique did not exist as a nation in its time, so Eusebio was Portuguese.

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    1. Eusebio is named in all-time Portugal squad but the selection in the continental legendary museum is more identified on race and birthplace. All players who born in Africa and also 100 % succeed the African blood has been mentioned.

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  6. On The Greatest European Footballers of All-Time you put Lev Yashin twice - position 14 and 17.
    Sugestions for the free place :Stoickov,Riva,Dalglish,P.Rossi,Nordhal,Liedholm,Klinsman,Fontaine,Beckham,Rush,Zarra,Raul,Elkjær-Larsen,Stoikovic,Suker,Hidegkuti,Deyna,Lato,Shevcenko,Blochin,Zamora,Bloomer,Greaves,Keegan,Sammer,Bergkamp,Totti,Del Piero,....

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    1. Thanks for notice repetitive rank of Lev Yashin. The space would be filled Gordon Banks at 50th (based on the list in competition level-based greatest ever)

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  7. Anonymous2/17/2016

    Cristiano Ronaldo 6 gold.

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  8. Why don't you put Ronaldo on the forward line replaces for Muller? Even if he has played most of his matches at left wing forward, he still always tries to run into the penalty area to score huge amount of goals. Head attempts, finishing, clear-cut chances, he is good at all. Sorry for my poor English!

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    1. Thanks for notifying. C.Ronaldo has been deserved a place surely and it had not been updated. Let me think to adjust the formation and update soon.

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  9. Anonymous2/25/2017

    There is a mistake in your formation. You have to switch positions between Moore and Thuram.

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