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UEFA Champions League: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo lead all-time XI

With the UEFA Team of the Year set to be released soon, an all-time XI, featuring some of the greatest to have played in the UEFA Champions League, has been released by the European football governing body’s website

football Updated: Nov 22, 2017 09:07 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UEFA Champions League‬,‪UEFA Team of the Year‬,‪Steven Gerrard‬
Lionel Messi (R) and Cristiano Ronaldo (L) lead the line in UEFA Champions League all-time XI.(REUTERS)

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo lead the line in the UEFA Champions League all-time XI, which has been released on the European football governing body’s website.

With the UEFA Team of the Year set to be released soon, the all-time XI sees Arsenal legend Thierry Henry feature as part of a front-three.

Liverpool great Steven Gerrard and Barcelona legends Xavi and Andres Iniesta make up the midfield, while Sergio Ramos, Carles Puyol, Gerard Pique and Philipp Lahm have been included in a defensive four.

Former Real Madrid custodian Iker Casillas, meanwhile, has been named as the goalkeeper.

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The selection of the XI has been done on the basis of the number of times they have previously been selected in UEFA’s Team of the Year.

Goalkeeper: Iker Casillas.

Defenders: Sergio Ramos, Carles Puyol, Gerard Pique and Philipp Lahm.

Midfielders: Steven Gerrard, Xavi and Andres Iniesta.

Forwards: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Thierry Henry.

First Published: Nov 22, 2017 08:52 IST