Ronaldinho names his British Dream XI

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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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