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Carles Puyol Reveals His Toughest XI And It's Absolutely Incredible

Carles Puyol Reveals His Toughest XI And It's Absolutely Incredible

Carles Puyol is a football legend who has won it all. If you were to get an achievement for completing football then he would surely have it to his name, having won six La Liga titles, three Champions League, one World Cup and One European Championship.

During Puyol's decorated career, he crossed paths with some of the finest players in the game and so naturally when it comes to putting together an XI of his toughest opponents, you can expect it to pretty star-studded.

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And star-studded is exactly what it is.

Gianluigi Buffon takes his place between the sticks, behind a back four of Javier Zanetti, Alessandro Nesta, Paolo Maldini, and Roberto Carlos.

In midfield, Puyol has gone for the wonderfully gifted trio of Andrea Pirlo, Clarence Seedorf and Zinedine Zidane. Plenty of midfield brilliance going on in this team.

And then up top, his three-man forward line comprises of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, Arjen Robben and Chelsea hero Didier Drogba, who caused Puyol a fair bit of difficulty whenever they met.

Here is the team in full:

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You can question his decision to omit Cristiano Ronaldo but we probably already know the reason why.

I reckon Carles has got it spot on here.

(h/t Squawka)

Topics: Carles Puyol

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

 

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