Introduction









The National Squad Players Selection


I.  Introduction and Historical Literature Review
    
               The all-time greatest national footballers and its historical squad have traditionally been an interested topic of discussion in each country that has its own identity and specialized knowledge in football history.  
               The planet world cup all-time dream team[1] selected players in all-time national squad for its simulated situation of all-time world cup competition without criteria of selection. The PES national all stars [2] has been developing the player selection by a group of members and the criteria of selection between them is perceivably varied.
             Accordingly, this work is objective to integrate between advice of expert and methodological technique that standardize the criteria of selection and ranking through the national football rating.
          
II. Methodology
     The methodological implementation of selection and ranking is conducted the same procedures as World’s all-time greatest footballer for players who have been rated in top 50 in any main position and the 9x100 positional ranking list for players who rated below top 50 in any main position. In exception to the basic criteria, the absence due to opportunistic limitation is 50 % less impact.
    The standardization of players being made a profile is depend on competitive level in each nation as provided table of minimum score requirement that implemented from criteria in 9x100 positional ranking list . The criteria to name player in positional list/reserved group is set a minimum requirement of 3 international-class seasons. The grade is categorized by overall level of legend.

Grade A
Grade B
Grade C
7 point
6 point
5 point
   
Players National Identification

1) Players who played for only one nation at least 20 games is eligible to be identified in that nation regardless of other identified factors. If capped less than 20 games, transferring to the second criteria. 

2) Players who played for more than one nation will be taken into the identifying scoring system.

Born-Nation (1 Point), Race (1 Point, it can split if any parent is a mixture), The growing nation (1.5 Point), the first capped nation (1 Point), the longevity in each capped nations (2 point, calculated by ratio, if capped less than 20 games, the total given point will be calculated by appearances divided by 20), The longevity of club (0.5 Point)

* In case score is resulted in the same level (difference <0.2), performance in prime period is a decisive factor *The dependent nation in colonized era is considered 50%-50% between colonized nation and colonizing nation. 
* A national awards bonus can be added such as UEFA Jubilee Award


III. Implementation     
Only players appear in positional hall of fame are methodologically implemented. In addition to that, comparison technique case by case is carried out.

IV. Result & Statistics
Please see the selection in each country/zone

Statistics                   
 There are totally 1322 player's profiles in international legendary museum (not includes La Liga and Series A squad).
Nation/Group
Players Profile
Nation/Group
Players Profile
Nation/Group
Players Profile
Brazil
87
Portugal
30
Greece
23
Argentina
84
Sweden
28
Ireland
22
Germany
83
Austria
28
East Asia
22
Italy
80
Czechoslovakia
27
Chile
22
England
66
Belgium
26
Latin North Americas
22
Holland
46
Scotland
26
Northern South Americas
22
Yugoslavia
46
North Africa
26
Rest of Nordic
20
Soviet Union
45
Peru
25
Paraguay
18
Spain
43
West Asia
25
Switzerland
15
Uruguay
41
Poland
24
Wales
15
France
40
Romania
24
Oceania
13
Hungary
39
Bulgaria
24
British North Americas
11
Major Africa
31
Turkey
24



V.  Discussion
    The selection process is conducted through all level of competitions not only performance in national team. The performance evaluation result from players ranking series played as an important role in application to this selection but less effect from limitation of opportunistic factor. For the specialized knowledge of national legend, the advice of expert group in specific country has been largely influenced on the selection and positional ranking. Moreover, the historical survey/selections by magazine or football organization are an important supported evidence to identify legendary status of player in the history. 
   The number of expert participation and sources of rating is provided in below table

Nation
Number
of Expert
Related Source of Rating
Brazil
3
Placar Magazine (1970 – Present)
Germany
1
Kicker Magazine (1955 – Present)
German Footballer of the Year ranking (1960 – Present)
Bundesliga Team of the Season (1963 – Present)


Argentina
2
El Grafico Magazine (1960 – Present)
Italy
1
Guerin Sportivo Magazine (1976 – Present)
England
Scotland
Ireland
3
PFA Team of the Year (1974 – Present)
Media Rating (1995 – Present)
Irish Post Ireland Rep. Positional Ranking
Daily Star Irish Greatest Players Ever
Comme’s English Top Division All-Time Positional Ranking


Holland
1
Dutch Footballer of the year ranking (1979 – present)
Yugoslavia
2
Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia UEFA Jubilees Award Ranking
Soviet Union
2
Soviet Footballer of the year ranking (1963 – 1990)
Soviet Footballer of the year ranking Literature Review
(1910 – 1963)
Matveev’s poll survey of Russian Coach and Expert
Spain
-
Don Balon Magazine (1976 – 2010)


Uruguay
1
Msioux’s South American Positional Ranking by Era
France
1
France Football 100 Best French Players of the Century
(1904 – 2004)
Onze’Dor Team of the Year (1976 – Present)
Hungary
2
2010 Hungarian Magazine Greatest Players Ranking
Valogatott Hungarian Players Positional Ranking
Major Africa
-
African Footballer of the Year ranking (1971 – Present)
Portugal
2
All-Time Portuguese Positional Legends Poll
Goncalves’ All-Time Portuguese Positional Ranking

Sweden
Denmark
Rest of Nordic
1
Scandinavian Annual Best Player and Ranking (Unofficial)
Scandinavian Magazines Poll of All-Time Best Players
Austria
-
Austria Football Association Team of the Century
Czechoslovakia
1
Czech and Slovak Newspaper Best Player Ranking
Belgium
1
Belgian Golden Shoe Ranking (1954 – Present)
Peru
3
-
West Asia
2
-
Poland
2
Pika Notza Magazine Best Polish Players (1956 – 2016)
Poland UEFA Jubilee Award Ranking
Romania
2
Romanian Footballer of the Year Ranking (1966 – Present)
Bulgaria
-
Bulgarian Footballers of the Century ranking (1900 – 1999)
Turkey
1

North Africa
1
African Footballer of the Year ranking (1971 – Present)
Greece
-
Live Sports Magazine Greek Positional Ranking
East Asia
-
Sportus Channel All-Time East Asian XI
Chile
1
-
Latin North
Americas

2
Costa Rican Players of the Century Poll
Northern South Americas
1
Fulbolsiemprefulbol.com Colombia Positional Ranking
South American Team of the Year (1986 – Present)
Paraguay
-
South American Team of the Year (1986 – Present)
Msioux’s South American Positional Ranking by Era
Switzerland
-
-
British North Americas
-
-

Reference
[2] www.pesmitidelcalcio.com/viewforum.php?f=58



INDEX : Record of Players Profile

The Oldest Player Ever : Ernest Needham (England, Born 21 January 1873)
The Youngest Player Ever : Neymar (Brazil, Born 5 February 1992)
The Highest Rating Player  : Pele (Brazil)
The Lowest Rating Player  : Kim Byung-Ji (Korea Republic)
The Tallest Player : Jan Koller (Czech Republic, 202 cm)
The Shortest Player : Manuel Seoane, Delfin Benitez Cazeres (Argentina, 160 cm)
The Most Caps Player : Ahmed Hassan (Egypt, 184 Games)
The Most Club Appearances : Peter Shilton (England, 1054 Games in Top Division)
The Most NT Scorers : Ali Daei (Iran, 109 Goals)
The Most League Winners : Ryan Giggs (13 Times)
The Most International Clubs Winners : Francisco Gento (6 Times)
The Most World Cup Winners : Pele (3 Times)