The Spanish midfielder
has been chosen to be part of the Ballon d'Or for the best team in history, launched by
and voted for by 140 specialized journalists from around the world.
The full line-up is made up of goalkeeper
, defensive midfielders
, attacking midfielders
Interestingly, Xavi never won the individual Ballon d'Or throughout his career, but he has finally been recognized in this group version that the French publication promoted due to the pandemic, since he refused to award his traditional annual award to the best player in the world .
In fact, the closest the former Spanish player came to winning the award was in 2009, 2010 and 2011, when he finished third in the respective votes.
In all those years the Ballon d'Or went to Leo Messi, his teammate at Barcelona.
Xavi was the only Spaniard in the best all-time eleven, for which his compatriots
Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Sergio Busquets, Pep Guardiola, Xabi Alonso and Luis Suárez
were also nominated
, who remains the only Spaniard who has won the Ballon d'Or individual.
According to the criteria of The Trust Project
LaLigaThe 'return' of Lemar, the emotion of Simeone and the push of Carrasco: "Luck also counts"
PremierThe bad week of Liverpool, the anger of Kloop already beaten by City
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See links of interest
Bayer 04 Leverkusen - TSG Hoffenheim
Genoa - Juventus
Las Palmas - Alcorcón
Elche - Granada CF
Barcelona - Levante, live