Sunday August 21 2016
Ronaldo names Dream XI

Ronaldo’s all-time dream XI included four Italians and nine players who featured in Serie A.

The Brazilian legend wore the shirts of Inter and Milan in Italy, so is very familiar with calcio.

Current Juventus captain Gigi Buffon got the nod as his greatest goalkeeper.

The defence was a Serie A smorgasbord too, featuring Marcos Cafu (Roma and Milan), Paolo Maldini (Milan), Fabio Cannavaro (Juventus) and Roberto Carlos (Inter).

Napoli hero Diego Armando Maradona was pushed out wide with ex-Juventus talent Zinedine Zidane and current New York City FC midfielder Andrea Pirlo in the centre.

Leo Messi and Pele were the only players in his XI without any Serie A experience.

Naturally, Il Fenomeno picked himself to lead the line.

Ronaldo’s Dream XI: Buffon; Cafu, Maldini, Cannavaro, Carlos; Maradona, Zidane, Pirlo, Messi; Pele, Ronaldo

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