1960s: Greatest XI

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One of the trully golden football decades, the 1960s feaured players like Pele, Garrincha and George Best.

Here GMS picks the best XI of the decade.

Formation : 4-1-2-1-2

Goalkeeper: Lev Yashin

Quite an easy choise, as the Russian player is unqoustionebly and undoubtebly the greatest goalkeeper in all of football's history.

Right-Back: Djalma Santos

Not as adventourous as the modern side-backs, but he gets a nod for his defensive solidity and great crosses.

Centre-Back: Billy McNeil

Captain of the great Celtic side which won the 1967 European Cup, McNeil was confident in his plays and a leader on and off the pitch.

Left-Back: Giacinto Facchetti

Inter Milan fans revere him as a God in the Nerazzurri religion. Possibly their greatest ever - and one of the best left-backs of-all-time.

Centre-Midfielder: Luis Suarez

The Spanish deep-lying playmaker had perceptive passing, an explosive shot and great control of the game. 

Right-Back: Garrincha

A true magician. Agile and skilful like no other, the Brazilian is one of the many Brazilian legends of football.

Attacking-Midfielder: Bobby Charlton

An England and Manchester United icon. Sir Bobby Charlton is remembered for his exquisite skills - grace, speed, athleticism and an insanely accurate thunderbolt shot with both feet.

Left-Midfielder: George Best

Best's agility and incredible balance allowed him to run circles around all the defenders of the opposition. Certainly one of the most talented and graceful players ever.

Centre-Forward: Pele

He was the perfect, complete footballer, who could do anything on the pitch. Considered by many to be the best footballer of all time.

Centre-Forward: Eusebio

You just could not muscle Eusebio off the ball. Add to that a fine touch, a nose for goal and a shot with the power of a bulldozer. 

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