The International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) has revealed the list of the best squad in the world in the last decade (2011-2020), which included 11 players from various European clubs.
Real Madrid dominated the squad with 4 players from its current squad on the list, while its arch-rivals Barcelona won one place for Lionel Messi, and Bayern Munich came behind the “royal” with 3 players.
— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) January 28, 2021
The German goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer, came in front of him in the defense, retired Bayern Munich player Philipp Lahm as a right-back, and the Spaniard Sergio Ramos and Brazilian Marcelo from Real Madrid, and Dutchman Virgil Van Dyck from Liverpool, England.
Real Madrid players Luka Modric and German Toni Kroos appeared in the midfield, and former Barcelona player Andres Iniesta, while Bayern’s Polish player Robert Lewandowski was in the attacking line next to Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi.
Real Madrid, on its official Twitter page, celebrated the presence of 4 of its players in the best team in the last decade.
Composition of the decade (2011-2020)
Van Dyck because he did not dribble for 20 games in the squad 😂😂😂
Where do you cry? Who won 16 titles in this decade, only 😡 pic.twitter.com/kYd4YsurrS
– Abdel Wahab (@hobe_iq) January 28, 2021
The fans objected to some of the names in the squad, and most of them were unanimous that Van Dyck was not eligible in light of the brilliance of other defenders during the past decade, such as Dani Alves, Giorgio Chiellini, Carlos Puyol and others, citing the appearance of the Dutchman only two years ago since joining Liverpool.
The contract lineup of FIFA is supposed to be Xavi in the place of Kroos and Puyol in the place of Van Dyck and Alves in the place of Lam pic.twitter.com/3INQ7Lk7z1
– Jarrah al-Fadhli (@ jrahfcb) January 27, 2021
Composition of the decade (2011-2020) International Federation for Statistics and History
I don’t have a problem with some names and everyone has an opinion but Van Dyck! Van Dyck!
They did not respect the football before they respect the defenders
A player who only appeared in 2018 + even his national team did not summon him to the World Cup and European nations + he only has two big tournaments pic.twitter.com/1iZm2iadsk
– Mohammad 🇸🇦 (@ malkhamis91) January 27, 2021
IFFHS determined the lineup of the last decade and it is a lineup that has provocative errors for me. It is very, very clear that they paid more attention to the last 3-4 years than they did to the first 6 years of the decade. Wayne Chaffee? So what do you say about me a Barcelona fanatic, where is Chiellini?
By God, Dyke who has 3 years is better than + Kilini pic.twitter.com/07nFQXD0Yn
— Firas with an I (@firingangle) January 28, 2021
No way that put Van Dijk in here. Let me remind them that it’s team of the decade not team of the last 2 years. https://t.co/UsT61hiAyk
– From Ara Torres (@dearatorres) January 28, 2021
Van Dijk? Boateng, Pique, Mascherano ahead of him. Suarez over lewandoski definitely. https://t.co/GFnRxDMd5u
– emmanuel owolabi (@ emmaowo16) January 28, 2021