Greatest XI: 1990s era

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So many unforgettable teams, players and moments in the 90s.

Moments like the first UEFA Champion's League back in 1992, Baggio's missed penalty against Brazil in the 1994 World Cup final, Manchester United's last second winning goal in the 1999 Champions League final.

Let's see our take of the greatest 90s legends, put in the best XI.

Formation: 4-3-3

Goalkeeper: Peter Schmeichel

Peter Schmeichel is arguably the best goalkeeper the world has seen for the past 50 years. A colossal presence under the bars and with his incredibly fast reflexes he was Manchester United's and Denmark's pillar for nearly a decade.

Right-back: Cafu

The Brazilian wing-back had the indefatigable ability to run up and down the flank for the whole game. He is considered to be as one of the best right-backs to ever grace a football field.

Centre-back: Marcel Desailly

The Frenchman was a perfect athletic defender and defensive midfielder. He used his physique and technique to intimidate all of the opposition's players who dared to face him.

Centre-back: Fernando Hierro

Hierro is one of the best attacking centre-backs of all time. His ability to get forward and score goals made him one of the most difficult players to play against.

Left-back: Paolo Maldini

Italy's and A.C. Milan's legend, Maldini rates as a glorious leader and a defending genius. He is considered to be the greatest one-on-one defender in football's history. 

Defensive-midfielder: Fernando Redondo

The Argentinian was a player with elegance and ball-playing technique who led the midfield, dribbled and controlled the ball with such grace that made it seem an easy thing to do.

Centre-midfielder: Lothar Matthaus

A versatile and complete player, Lothar Matthaus was known for his excellent passes, his positioning and his control of the ball. He is considered as one of the greatest box-to-box midfielders ever.

Attacking-midfielder: Roberto Baggio

Both the Ballon d'Or and Fifa Player of the Year in 1993, Il Divin' Codino was an incredibly technical-gifted player, who made crowds get to their feet in almost every game he played in.

Right-forward: Eric Cantona

Cantona won trophies with his crucial, often genius, match-deciding goals. He was a footballing idol, as a whole generation of boys grew up putting their collar up, just because it was Cantona's signature.

Left-forward: Dennis Bergkamp

The Dutchman is the one who under Arsene Wenger transformed the image of Arsenal in the 90s. His technical brilliance and mental toughness are quite difficult to be matched.

Centre-forward: Romario

In his prime, Romario was one of the prolific and dangerous strikers in the world.
The Brazilian was known form his impressive technique, quickness and natural goalscoring instincts.

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