The Great Debate: Who makes the best XI of the decade?


Lewis Ambrose

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Somehow it’s 2019 already. Which means, we’re about to enter the 2020s.

But before that happens, we’ve asked the Onefootball newsroom for their best XIs of the 2010s…

Two things need to be taken into account:

  • The peak of the player
  • How long they sustained that peak

Lewis Ambrose


GK: Neuer
DF: Dani Alves, Piqué, Hummels, Marcelo
MF: Kroos, Busquets, Iniesta
FW: Robben, Messi, Ronaldo

Dan Burke


GK: De Gea
DF: Dani Alves, Piqué, Kompany, Alba
MF: David Silva, Busquets, Iniesta
FW: Messi, Agüero, Ronaldo

Phil Costa


GK: Neuer
DF: Dani Alves, Sergio Ramos, Van Dijk, Marcelo
MF: Kanté, Modrić, Iniesta
FW: Messi, Lewandowski, Ronaldo

Matt Frohlich


GK: Neuer
DF: Dani Alves, Sergio Ramos, John Terry, Marcelo
MF: Modrić, Iniesta, David Silva
FW: Messi, Lewandowski, Ronaldo

Alex Mott


GK: Courtois
DF: D. Alves, Piqué, Godín, Lahm
MF: X.Alonso, Kanté, Iniesta
FW: Messi, Suárez, Ronaldo

Pádraig Whelan


GK: Buffon
DF: Sergio Ramos, Piqué, Godín
MF: Robben, Iniesta, David Silva, Hazard
FW: Messi, Ibrahimović, Ronaldo