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The Greatest Teams Of All Time - United 2nd


May 1st, 2009
The Greatest Teams Of All Time - United 2nd

The Daily Mail has looked at the greatest football teams of all time, with one of Sir Alex Ferguson’s sides coming second to the 1970 World Cup winning side (Felix, Brito, Piazza, Carlos Alberto, Everaldo, Clodoaldo, Gerson, Jairzinho, Tostao, Pele, Rivelino)

46 Manchester United (1994)
Schmeichel, Parker, Bruce, Pallister, Irwin, Kanchelskis, Keane, Ince, Giggs, Hughes, Cantona

English champions and FA Cup

Eric Cantona was bringing the good times back to United, while the likes of Roy Keane, Paul Ince and Ryan Giggs were emerging as heroes.

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Stepney, Brennan, Dunne, Foulkes, Sadler, Crerand, Stiles, Charlton, Aston, Best, Kidd

European Cup winners

United beat Benfica at Wembley on a emotional night to win their first European Cup, with Bobby Charlton scoring twice, and George Best and Brian Kidd one each. Charlton cried into manager Sir Matt Busy’s arms ten years after the Munich disaster.

22 Manchester United (2008)
Van der Sar, Brown, Evra, Ferdinand, Vidic, Carrick, Scholes, Giggs, Ronaldo, Rooney, Tevez

English Champions, European Cup winners

Sir Alex Ferguson said he believes the United of 2008 to be the finest of his reign, and they certainly thrilled lovers of the game with some brilliant performances on the way to the league title, and a memorable European Cup final win over Chelsea in Moscow.

21 Manchester United (1958)
Gregg, Foulkes, Colman, Byrne, Jones, J Blanchflower, Scanlon, Charlton, Taylor, Edwards, Viollet

European Cup semi-finalists

United’s magical Busby Babes had already won two league titles and reached the semi-finals of the European Cup in 1958 before eight of their players were killed in the Munich air crash. It remains one of football’s darkest ever days.

2 Manchester United (1999)
Schmeichel, Neville, Stam, Johnsen, Irwin, Beckham, Keane, Scholes, Giggs, Yorke, Cole

Champions League winners, English league champions, FA Cup winners

Reached new heights with their fantastic Treble-winning achievement. The closing moments of that night in Barcelona turned a rather drab European Cup final into arguably the most dramatic of all time - and made legends of Sir Alex Ferguson’s XI.
 

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This side has the potential dominate Europe for the next ten years.

Football is a squad game now. If we win the League and Europe double for the next 10 years, each season will have a different "best XI".

2008 team (above): Van der Sar, Brown, Evra, Ferdinand, Vidic, Carrick, Scholes, Giggs, Ronaldo, Rooney, Tevez

2009 team: VDS, Rafael, Evra, Rio, Vidic, Carrick, Giggs, Ronaldo, Rooney, Tevez, Berbatov.

2010 team: No Tevez? No Ronaldo?

2011 team: No Tevez? No Ronaldo? No VDS? No Giggs? No Scholes? No FERGIE?
 

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Where was the Milan team which had Van Basten, Gullet, Rijkaard, Baresi, Maldini and a world class manager in Sachhi/Cappello ?
 

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Where was the Milan team which had Van Basten, Gullet, Rijkaard, Baresi, Maldini and a world class manager in Sachhi/Cappello ?
Not sure, I can't find this list. There no sign of it on the Daily mail website. I'd love to know where the Total football Ajax team are.
 

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Found it :thumbsup:
THE LIST: The 10 greatest football teams of all time | Mail Online

50. Italy (2006)
49. Greece (2004)
48. Juventus (1985)
47. Red Star Belgrade (1991)
46. Manchester United (1994)
45. Ajax (1995)
44. Brazil (2002)
43. Torino (1943)
42. Brazil (1958)
41. Bayern Munich (1976)
40 Flamengo (1981)
39 Inter Milan (1965)
38 Benfica (1962)
37 Arsenal (1971)
36 Leeds (1970)
35 Everton (1985)
34 Real Madrid (2002)
33 England (1970)
32 Argentina (1986)
31 Santos (1963)
30 Uruguay (1930)
29 West Germany (1974)
28 Holland (1978)
27 Barcelona (2006)
26 Manchester United (1968)
25 Nottingham Forest (1979)
24 AC Milan (1994)
23 Brazil (1982)
22 Manchester United (2008)
21 Manchester United (1958)
20 Argentina (1978)
19 Celtic (1967)
18 Holland (1988)
17 Italy (1982)
16 France (1984)
15 Liverpool (1990)
14 France (1998)
13 Ajax (1972)
12 Tottenham Hotspur (1961)
11 Liverpool (1977)
10 Spain (2008)
9 Holland (1974)
8 Hungary (1954)
7 AC Milan (1989)
6 England (1966)
5 Arsenal (2004)
4 Liverpool (1984)
3 Real Madrid (1960)
2 Manchester United (1999)
1 Brazil (1970)
 

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That list must have taken ages to complete. Can't believe Maradona, I mean Argentina 86 arent a bit higher. :whistling:
 

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That list must have taken ages to complete. Can't believe Maradona, I mean Argentina 86 arent a bit higher. :whistling:
I think thats exactly why they weren't higher up. They were more of a great player than a great team.

England '96 should have been on there too
 

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Greece 2004 weren't that great at all IMO they were just defisnvly sound and caught teams out in set pieces and counter attacks!Great what they done but not necessarily a great team
 

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Found it :thumbsup:
THE LIST: The 10 greatest football teams of all time | Mail Online

50. Italy (2006)
49. Greece (2004)
48. Juventus (1985)
47. Red Star Belgrade (1991)
46. Manchester United (1994)
45. Ajax (1995)
44. Brazil (2002)
43. Torino (1943)
42. Brazil (1958)
41. Bayern Munich (1976)
40 Flamengo (1981)
39 Inter Milan (1965)
38 Benfica (1962)
37 Arsenal (1971)
36 Leeds (1970)
35 Everton (1985)
34 Real Madrid (2002)
33 England (1970)
32 Argentina (1986)
31 Santos (1963)
30 Uruguay (1930)
29 West Germany (1974)
28 Holland (1978)
27 Barcelona (2006)
26 Manchester United (1968)
25 Nottingham Forest (1979)
24 AC Milan (1994)
23 Brazil (1982)
22 Manchester United (2008)
21 Manchester United (1958)
20 Argentina (1978)
19 Celtic (1967)
18 Holland (1988)
17 Italy (1982)
16 France (1984)
15 Liverpool (1990)
14 France (1998)
13 Ajax (1972)
12 Tottenham Hotspur (1961)
11 Liverpool (1977)
10 Spain (2008)
9 Holland (1974)
8 Hungary (1954)
7 AC Milan (1989)
6 England (1966)
5 Arsenal (2004)
4 Liverpool (1984)
3 Real Madrid (1960)
2 Manchester United (1999)
1 Brazil (1970)
looks great:thumbsup:
 

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Greece 2004 weren't that great at all IMO they were just defisnvly sound and caught teams out in set pieces and counter attacks!Great what they done but not necessarily a great team
What made them great was the collective determination, passion and belief. Its just the whole fairy tale of it. None of them were great individuals, none particularly famous, yet they came together as one for their country and nobody could beat them.
 

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What made them great was the collective determination, passion and belief. Its just the whole fairy tale of it. None of them were great individuals, none particularly famous, yet they came together as one for their country and nobody could beat them.
yeah true but then surely you could say the same of when Liverpoo won the champions league in 2005?or was it 2004 aswell? they weren't great but yet they won it
 

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yeah true but then surely you could say the same of when Liverpoo won the champions league in 2005?or was it 2004 aswell? they weren't great but yet they won it
Nar they were just a lucky bunch of scousers :rofl:
 
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