Right-wing: Cristiano Ronaldo

In order to accommodate a certain Brazilian, Cristiano Ronaldo is deployed on the right-wing in this World XI - the position from which he performed to great effect during his six-year spell with Manchester United.

The prolific Portugal captain has played from the left flank with Real Madrid, where he has been in devastating form for the past four-and-a-half years.

The two-time Ballon d'Or winner has cemented his status as one of the all-time greats, having scored a phenomenal 235 goals in 231 matches.

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