Only three Italians are included in Carlo Ancelotti’s dream team of players he has coached down the years.
Talking to The Times, the tactician was asked to construct a side from those he has worked with during spells at Parma, Juventus, Milan, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain. Stars from his current Real Madrid side were not permitted.
Only the present Juventus duo of Gigi Buffon and Andrea Pirlo, plus Milan legend Paolo Maldini, are the Italians who made the starting XI.
Ancelotti’s best XI: Buffon; Cafu, Terry, Thiago Silva, Maldini; Lampard, Pirlo, Zidane; Kaka; Shevchenko, Ibrahimovic.
Substitutes: Cech; Cole, Nesta; Gattuso, Seedorf; Drogba, Inzaghi.