The rules of football were devised in the late 1840s, but they became recognisable as they are today in the late 1920s and early 1930s.
From then and until the start of the 1960s, people enjoyed sides like the early 50's Hungary, the great Real Madrid of Di Stefano, Italy and Uruguay in the '30s.
Let's see through history. Who would make the best XI out of this eras?
Formation : 4-4-2
Goalkeeper : Amadeo Carizzo
Carizzo is reportedly the first goalkeeper to ever wear gloves and the first one to consistently leave his penalty area to intercept attacks.
Right-Back : Rodriguez Andrade
Along with Schiaffino, they were the stars of the Uruguayan side which won the 1950 World Cup. A consistent defender with tireless runs.
Centre-Back : Domingos Da Guia
Da Guia is considered the greatest Brazilian central defender of all time. One of the actual first defense stars of world football.
Centre-Back : Jose Santamaria
He was a strong, reliable, intelligent and uncompromising defender - a pillar under the golden era of Los Blancos in the '50s.
Left-Back : Jose Andrade
Uncle of Rodriguez Andrade, Jose was a dynamic, fast and highly technical player who was able to dominate the pitch without the physicality of many of his team mates.
Defensive-Midfielder : Waldyr Didi
The Ethiopian Prince was gifted with incredible technique and vision - and was the midfield master of Brazil 1958.
Defensive-Midfielder : Duncan Edwards
The Munich Air Disaster at 1958 took the life of a 21-year-old versatile player, armed with boundless stamina, an all-encompassing range of passing and a truly ferocious shot, a player who could control any game he played in.
Right-Midfielder : Stanley Matthews
Mathews' dribbling was like no-other in his time, as he brought in revolutionary new moves with his body and feet. He was named "the Wizard of Dribble" for his exquisite skills.
Left-Midfielder : Giuseppe Meazza
His name is widely known as the re-name of the San Siro stadium. He was known for his hallmark shots, speed and dribbling ability.
Centre-Forward : Ferenc Puskas
One of the most prolific scorers of-all-time, Puskas was armed with great close ball-control and a ferocious left-foot shot that was a nightmare for any goalkeeper.
Centre-Forward : Alfredo Di Stefano
Di Stefano is synonymous with the success and legacy of the Spanish giants Real Madrid. He was frequently the player who would set-up attacks from midfield and would finish most of them himself, successfully.
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