In the year 2000, the IFFHS has organized the votes to elect the "Football Players of the XXth Century" of the World and the Continents . The elections were based on polls of journalists, former players and specialists .
All results were published in two books and all the winners were crowned in two WORLD FOOTBALL GALAS in Germany in 2000 and 2001.
In the next weeks, the IFFHS will publish the new ALL TIME TEAMS of the World, the Continents and the Countries .
Before that, we remember all TEAMS (WORLD and CONTINENTAL) of the XXth Century (1901 – 2000) based on the elections of the IFFHS in 2000.
IFFHS WORLD’S MEN TEAM OF THE XXth CENTURY (1901-2000)
Lev YASHIN (Soviet Union)
Franco BARESI (Italy)
Franz BECKENBAUER (Germany)
Bobby MOORE (England)
Lothar MATTHAUS (Germany)
Diego MARADONA (Argentina)
Michel PLATINI (France)
Johan CRUIJFF (Netherlands)
Ferenc PUSKAS (Hungary/Spain))
Edson Arantes do Nascimento « PELE » (Brazil)
Alfredo DI STEFANO (Argentina/Spain)