Thursday, May 28, 2015

Teams of the year, Part Four

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 1981:
Europe: West Germany
Africa: Algeria
South America: Brazil

The rankings and matches of the year
(Magazine / Language : France Football, Issue 1865, January 5, 1982 / French) 
(Magazine / Language : France Football, Issue 1866, January 12, 1982 / French) 

Photo From: France Football, Issue 1865, January 5, 1982
(West Germany squad, Top, left to right: Karl-Heinz Rummenigge,  Harald Anton ‘Toni’ Schumacher,  Manfred Kaltz,   Hans-Peter Briegel, Wilfried Hannes, Horst Hrubesch, Klaus Fischer,  Paul Breitner, Karlheinz Förster,  Wolfgang Dremmler,  Felix Wolfgang Magath , November 22, 1981, World Cup Qualifier, West Germany 4-Bulgaria 0)

ESM’s Team of the Year

Season 1997/98:
Angelo Peruzzi (Italy and Juventus)
Laurent Blanc (France and Olympique Marseille)
Gary Neville (England and Manchester United)
Fernando Hierro (Spain and Real Madrid)
Roberto Carlos (Brazil and Real Madrid)
Luis Figo (Portugal and Barcelona)
Fernando Redondo (Argentina and Real Madrid)
Zinedine Zidane (France and Juventus)
Alessandro Del Piero (Italy and Juventus)
Christian Vieri (Italy and Atletico Madrid)
Ronaldo (Brazil and Internazionale Milano)

ESM team of the season

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