Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Teams of the year, Part Nine

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 1988:
Europe: Holland
South America: Brazil
Africa: Cameroon

The rankings and matches of the year
(Magazine / Language :  France Football, Issue 2231, January 10, 1989 / French) 
(Magazine / Language : France Football, Issue 2232, January 17, 1989 / French) 
(Magazine / Language : France Football, Issue 2233, January 24, 1989 / French) 

Photo From: (Magazine Source unknown) / Contribution From a blog viewer (special thanks to Daniel Antonio Escobar Riquelme)
(Holland squad for the 1988 Euros)

ESM’s Team of the Year

Season 2002/03
Gianluigi Buffon (Italy and Juventus)
Lilian Thuram (Italy and Juventus)
Carles Puyol (Spain and Barcelona)
Daniel van Buyten (Belgium and Olympique Marseille)
Paolo Maldini (Italy and AC Milan)
Roberto Carlos (Brazil and Real Madrid)
Zinedine Zidane (France and Real Madrid)
Pavel Nedved (Czech Republic and Juventus)
Roy Makaay (Holland and Arsenal)
Christian Vieri (Italy and Deportivo La Coruna)

Mateja Kezman (Yugoslavia and PSV Eindhoven)

Photo From: World Soccer, July 2003
(ESM Team of season 2002/03)

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