World XI: Greatest team of the 21st Century (6)

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Centre-back: Carles Puyol

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Carles Puyol will end his career as one of the most decorated footballers in history - not bad for a centre-back who supposedly lacks natural ability.

Yes, he has worked exceptionally hard to make himself the best central defender in the world at his peak, but the Spanish World Cup winner still had ability alright.

La Liga titles, European Cups, European Championships and the World Cup - Puyol has won the lot.

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