Team of the Decade: 1960s XI

November 3, 2011 TSS 4 Comments


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Total Soccer Show went retro this week, discussing the best soccer players of the ’60s. This isn’t a list, this is an XI. We went position by position and debated which player of the ’60s deserved the shirt. Listen to the podcast. You can see the final XI on Albert’s chalkboard above, and in all their YouTubey glory below:

Goalkeeper: Lev Yashin (Dynamo Moscow and U.S.S.R.)

Right Back: Djalma Santos (Palmeiras and Brazil)

Centre Back: Bobby Moore (West Ham and England)

Centre Back (stopper): Billy McNeill (Celtic and Scotland)

Left Back: Giacinto Facchetti (Inter and Italy)

Box to Box Mid: Josef Masopust (Dukla Prague and Czechoslovakia)

Attacking Mid: Bobby Charlton (Manchester United and England)

Right Wing: Garrincha (Botafogo and Brazil)

Left Wing: George Best (Manchester United and Northern Ireland)

Support Striker: Pele (Santos and Brazil)

Striker: Euesbio (Benfica and PortugaL)

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4 Comments → “Team of the Decade: 1960s XI”

  1. duder 2 years ago   Reply

    santos over carlos alberto at right back???

  2. ed 2 years ago   Reply

    best was northern irish.

  3. Daryl 2 years ago   Reply

    @duder, yep, listen to the podcast for the explanation

    @ed, you are correct of course

  4. David 2 years ago   Reply

    Alberto Spencer? :(

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