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 from 1901 to 2020 !
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 SOUTH AMERICA MEN TEAM OF THE XXth CENTURY
Amadeo Raul CARRIZO (Argentina)
CARLOS ALBERTO (Brazil)
Elias FIGUEROA (Chile)
Daniel PASSARELLA (Argentina)
NILTON SANTOS (Brazil)
Valdir Pereira « DIDI » (Brazil)
Diego MARADONA (Argentina)
Arthur Antunes Coimbra « ZICO » (Brazil)
Manoel Francisco dos Santos « GARRINCHA » (Brazil)
Edson Arantes do Nascimento « PELE » (Brazil)
Alfredo DI STEFANO (Argentina)