Ronaldo, Messi named in world's best team of the decade as big Premier League stars miss out

Ronaldo, Messi named in world's best team of the decade as big Premier League stars miss out

- Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have been named in the world XI

- Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk and Sergio Ramos also made the list

- Virgil Van Dijk is the only Premier League players picked on the IFFHS list

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Real Madrid stars have dominated the world team of the decade which comprised list of players who have been incredible for their teams in the last ten years.

As expected, the duo of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi made the list which was done by International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) according to the report on Marca.

No doubt about the fact that these two players have brought joy to the game of football for more than ten years and they are still at the best form of their careers.

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has the highest number of Ballon d'Or awards which is six, while Cristiano Ronaldo has won five so far in his career.

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Starting from the goalkeeping department, Bayern Munich goalie Manuel Neuer is rated as the best in the world since the last ten years.

Below is the full list:

Manuel Neuer

Philip Lahm

Virgil Van Dijk

Robert Lewandoswki

Cristiano Ronaldo

Lionel Messi

Sergio Ramos


Luka Modric

Toni Kroos

Andres Iniesta

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos and Liverpool's Virgil Van Dijk were picked as the best central backs in the world considering their achievements.

Last two seasons, Virgil Van Dijk helped Liverpool to win the Champions League beating Tottenham in the final, but the Dutchman is currently recuperating from the injury he suffered.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in action in the Champions League. Photo by David Ramos
Source: Getty Images

Earlier, had reported how German champions Bayern Munich on Sunday, January 17, continued with their impressive performance this term in the Bundesliga after beating Freiburg in a tough game.

Man of the moment Robert Lewandowski scored the first goal for Bayern Munich in the encounter in the 7th minute after receiving a great assist from Thomas Muller.

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The Polish striker has however broken the goal record of Thomas Muller's 20th-goal in the first half of a single German top-flight term.

Robert Lewandowski is now having 21 goals so far this season in the German Bundesliga and the 32-year-old is also leading the goalscorers' chart in Europe.

Should Robert continue this way with his incredible form for Bayern Munich, then the Polish is expected to beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the Ballon d'Or award this year.

Source: Legit

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