Ronaldinho has played either with or against every top player in European football over the past 15 years so he’s in a better position that most to name a dream British XI.
The 35-year-old, who memorably knocked England out of the 2002 World Cup finals with his audacious free-kick - we still don’t know if he really meant it - for Brazil, has named a one-to-eleven comprised of British players that he has faced during his career, per 90 min.
David Seaman, who Ronaldinho lobbed in Shizuoka 13 years ago, doesn’t make the cut. Current Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart does. Scroll down this page to see the rest of the Brazilian’s dream British XI.
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Ronaldinho names several legends in his team, including former Manchester United duo David Beckham and Ryan Giggs.
He also selected Wayne Rooney as his striker over Michael Owen, who scored against Brazil in that World Cup quarter-final clash in ’02.
Ronaldinho’s British Dream XI...
GK: Joe Hart
RB: Gary Neville
CB: Rio Ferdinand
CB: John Terry
LB: Ashley Cole
DM: Paul Scholes
CM: Frank Lampard
CM: Steven Gerrard
RW: David Beckham
LW: Ryan Giggs
ST: Wayne Rooney
A very strong line-up there from Ronaldinho.
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