Monday January 25 2021
Neymar picks Buffon and Thiago Motta in PSG All Time XI

Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar has included Gigi Buffon and Thiago Motta in his all-time PSG XI, with many other Serie A stars featured too.

The Brazilian star has picked his PSG All Time XI in a video shot this past June to mark the club’s 50th anniversary.

Neymar chose Gigi Buffon in goal, even if the 2006 Italy World Cup winner has only spent one season in Paris.

The Juventus goalkeeper played 25 games with the French club in the 2018-19 campaign, winning a League 1 title and a French Super Cup.

“He is my idol and I learned a lot from him when he played here,” Neymar admitted.

Buffon is not the only Italian picked by the Brazilian who has also included Thiago Motta in his Dream XI.

Born in Brazil, but with an Italian passport, the former Inter and Barcelona midfielder has 30 Italy caps and 231 appearances with the Ligue 1 giants.

Other former Serie A stars, such as Dani Alves, Alex, David Beckham, Ronaldinho, George Weah and Zlatan Ibrahimovic also feature in Neymar's PSG All Time XI.

Neymar’s PSG All Time XI (4-3-1-2)

Buffon; Dani Alves; Alex, David Luiz, Maxwell; Beckham, Motta, Nene; Ronaldinho; Weah, Ibrahimovic