Friday, October 17, 2014

New Addition: Teams of the year, Part One

France Football annually ranks National Teams per calendar year, and ESM (European Sports Magazines) select the ‘Team of the season’ by position

France Football’s Team of the Year

Year 1984:
Europe: France
Africa: Cameroon

The rankings and matches of the year
(Magazine / Language : France Football, Issue 2021 , January 1, 1985 / French) 
(Magazine / Language : France Football, Issue 2022 , January 8, 1985 / French) 

Photo From: L'Integrale de L'Equipe de France de Football, Authors: J.M. and Pierre Cazal, Michel Oreggia, 1998
(France squad, Top, left to right: Bruno Bellone, Bernard Lacombe, Alain Giresse, Luis Fernandez, Jean Tigana,  Patrick Battiston, Maxime Bossis,  Yvon Le Roux, Jean-Francois Domergue, Joel Bats, Michel Platini , June 27, 1984, European Championships, France 2-Spain 0)

ESM’s Team of the Year

Season 199/95:
Vitor Baia (Portugal and Porto)
Danny Blind (Holland and Ajax Amsterdam)
Matthias Sammer (Germany and Borussia Dortmund)
Franck Rijkaard (Holland and Ajax Amsterdam),
Paolo Maldini (Italy and AC Milan)
Gianfranco Zola (Italy and Parma)
Michael Laudrup (Denmark and Real Madrid)
Jari Litmanen (Finland and Ajax Amsterdam)
Alan Shearer (England and Blackburn Rovers)
Jurgen Klinnsman (Germany and Tottenham Hotspur)

Ivan Zamorano (Chile and Real Madrid)

Photo From: World Soccer, August 1995
(Team of the season 1994/95)

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