Introduction




Great National Teams








The National Squad Player 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 tactical reason is also an important factor to make players selection, a lower rated players could be selected if their rating are in the same class as another contender and they're more fit to the tactical formation. 

    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 1335 qualified players' profiles in international legendary museum from 84 nations (Exclude Series A and La Liga).
Nation/Group
Profile
Numbers
Nation/Group
Profile
Numbers
Nation/Group
 Profile
Numbers
Brazil
91
Scotland
32
Turkey
24
Argentina
89
Portugal
30
Greece
23
Italy
89
Austria
29
East Asia
22
Germany
88
Sweden
29
Ireland
22
England
71
Czechoslovakia
29
Rest of Nordic
20
Yugoslavia
52
Belgium
29
Chile
18
Soviet Union
46
North Africa
28
Switzerland
17
Netherlands
46
Denmark
27
Wales
15
Spain
46
Peru
25
Colombia
    13
France
45
Bulgaria
25
Mexico
13
Uruguay
44
West Asia
25
Paraguay
13
Hungary
41
Romania
24
Oceania
13
Major Africa
32
Poland
24
Northern Americas& Caribbean

Central America
Bolivia
Ecuador
   11




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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 with higher amount of international country criteria but less affected in 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 Sources of Rating
Brazil
3
Placar Magazine (1970 – Present)
Germany
1
Kicker Magazine (1955 – Present)
Kicker Magazine : Best Pre-War Players (1941)
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 (1956 – 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)
Mundo & marca La Liga Old Rating (1957 - 1965)
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 Top Five 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)
Libertatia Greatest Romanian Footballers Poll 
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 : John Goodall (England, Born 19 June 1863)
The Youngest Player Ever : Harry Kane (England, Born 28 July 1993)
The Highest Rating Player : Lionel Messi (Argentina)
The Lowest Rating Player : Seigo Narazaki (Japan)
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)

All-Time Squads Potential Assessment


Methodological Procedures

All-Time Squad potential assessment is the team players potential calculation for all all-time squads in the museum, is factored by total skill rating application of each of eleven first team players, reserved players and manager based on ; 

1) Primary Proportional criteria of the role of each player that fit to the formation system 
2) Secondary Proportional criteria of functional line in the formation system. 

Hence, there is no exact format of proportion of multifunctional role and functional line as it is depend on the role of player in any system. Offensive sweeper, side-back, central midfielder, winger, trequartista and forward all are considered in this scope and contribute more than one functional line. It is 100 percent weight of rating for only one functional play, are Goalkeeper, pure defender, playmaker and target striker.

In a final calculation of total assessment, proportion of functional line will be 20 percent DF-27.5 Percent MF-20 percent FW-20 percent Manager-12.5 percent Substitution. In ranking of rating, XI rating is secondary comparison in case squad rating is not significant different. Midfield rating is a thirdly comparison in case XI rating is not significant different.  For only eleven players, proportion will be DF-30 Percent MF-40 percent FW-30 percent.

Result

Total Assessment 

Rank
Total
Player XI
Defence
Midfield
Forward
1
World
World
Italy
World
La Liga
2
World Cup
World Cup
World
South Americas
South Ameircas
3
Europe
Series A
Europe
Series A
World Cup
4
Series A
Europe
Series A
World Cup
World
5
South Ameircas
South Americas
World Cup
Western Europe
Argentina
6
UEFA Euro
Brazil
UEFA Euro
Europe
Brazil
7
Argentina
Argentina
Juventus
Brazil
European Cup
8
European Cup
UEFA Euro
AC Milan
France
UEFA Euro
9
Brazil
La Liga
European Cup
Argentina
Europe
10
Western Europe
Western Europe
United Kingdom
Copa America
Real Madrid
11
La Liga
European Cup
Germany
La Liga
Series A
12
Italy
Italy
Rest of Latin Americas
Real Madrid
Western Europe
13
Real Madrid
Real Madrid
England
Juventus
Barcelona
14
Juventus
Juventus
Uruguay
UEFA Euro
Netherlands
15
France
France
Soviet Union
United Kingdom
Portugal
16
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Argentina
European Cup
Hungary
17
AC Milan
AC Milan
South Ameircas
Barcelona
Germany
18
Inter Milan
Inter Milan
London
Manchester United
Inter Milan
19
Netherlands
Germany
Inter Milan
Italy
Iberia
20
Germany
Copa America
Balkan
Inter Milan
Rest of Central Europe
21
England
Netherlands
Yugoslavia
AC Milan
Juventus
22
Barcelona
England
Bayern Munich
England
Italy
23
Rest of Central Europe
Barcelona
Scandinavia
Netherlands
Copa Libertadores
24
Iberia
Hungary
Iberia
Hungary
France
25
Copa America
Iberia
Spain
Rome
AC Milan
26
Hungary
Rest of Central Europe
Czechoslovakia
Rest of Central Europe
Bayern Munich
27
Manchester United
Rest of Latin America
France
Iberia
Copa America
28
Spain
Manchester United
Brazil
Austria
Balkan
29
Austria
Spain
Real Madrid
Spain
England
Bayern Munich
Balkan
Rest of Central Europe
Germany
Scandinavia
30
Rest of Latin Americas
Austria
Netherlands
Ireland
United Kingdom
31
Portugal
Scandinavia
Copa America
Yugoslavia
Rest of Latin Americas
32
London
Yugoslavia
Manchester United
Scandinavia
Spain
33
Balkan
Uruguay
La Liga
Balkan
London
34
Scandinavia
Bayern Munich
Austria
Copa Libertadores
Yugoslavia
35
Uruguay
Copa Libertadores
Liverpool
Uruguay
Austria
36
Yugoslavia
Portugal
Scotland
Bayern Munich
Scotland
37
Copa Libertadores
London
Ireland
Rest of Latin Americas
Sweden
38
Scotland
Rome
Western Europe
Romania
Soviet Union
39
Rome
Czechoslovakia
Hungary
Czechoslovakia
Bulgaria
40
Liverpool
Scotland
Belgium
Portugal
Denmark
41
Soviet Union
Soviet Union
Denmark
Scotland
Peru
42
Czechoslovakia
Ireland
Copa Libertadores
Sweden
Paraguay
43
Sweden
Romania
Paraguay
London
Manchester United
44
Ireland
Sweden
Wales
Peru
Rome
45
Romania
Peru
Rome
Paraguay
Uruguay
46
Peru
Paraguay
Chile
Wales
Liverpool
47
Poland
Liverpool
Romania
Poland
Poland
48
Bulgaria
Poland
Peru
Chile
Romania
49
Belgium
Bulgaria
Sweden
Bulgaria
Belgium
50
Denmark
Wales
Bulgaria
Liverpool
Czechoslovakia
51
Paraguay
Belgium
Barcelona
Belgium
Northern South Americas
52
Wales
Denmark
Poland
Subsaharan Africa
Rest of The Nordic
53
Chile
Chile
Latin North Americas
Soviet Union
Switzerland
54
Switzerland
Subsaharan-Africa
Subsaharan Africa
Northern South Americas
Chile
55
Northern South Americas
Northern South Americas
Portugal
Denmark
Wales
56
Greece
Rest of The Nordic
Turkey
Greece
Subsaharan Africa
57
Subsaharan Africa
Switzerland
Rest of The Nordic
Rest of The Nordic
Ireland
58
Rest of The Nordic
Greece
Greece
Switzerland
Latin North Americas
59
Turkey
Latin North Americas
North Africa
Turkey
Turkey
60
Latin North Americas
Turkey
Oceania
West Asia
Oceania
61
North Africa
North Africa
Northern South Americas
North Africa
East Asia
62
East Asia
Oceania
Switzerland
Latin North Americas
Greece
63
Oceania
West Asia
British North Americas
East Asia
North Africa
64
West Asia
East Asia
West Asia
Oceania
British North Americas
65
British North Americas
British North Americas
East Asia
British North Americas
West Asia

 International Category

Rank
Total
Player XI
Defence
Midfield
Forward
1
Argentina
Brazil
Italy
Brazil
Argentina
2
Brazil
Argentina
Germany
France
Brazil
3
Italy
Italy
England
Argentina
Netherlands
4
France
France
Uruguay
Italy
Portugal
5
Netherlands
Germany
Soviet Union
England
Hungary
6
Germany
Netherlands
Argentina
Netherlands
Germany
7
England
England
Yugoslavia
Hungary
Italy
8
Hungary
Hungary
Spain
Austria
France
9
Spain
Spain
Czechoslovakia
Spain
England
10
Austria
Austria
France
Germany
Spain
11
Portugal
Yugoslavia
Brazil
Ireland
Yugoslavia
12
Uruguay
Uruguay
Netherlands
Yugoslavia
Austria
13
Yugoslavia
Portugal
Austria
Uruguay
Scotland
14
Scotland
Czechoslovakia
Scotland
Romania
Sweden
15
Soviet Union
Scotland
Ireland
Czechoslovakia
Soviet Union
16
Czechoslovakia
Soviet Union
Hungary
Portugal
Bulgaria
17
Sweden
Ireland
Belgium
Scotland
Denmark
18
Ireland
Romania
Denmark
Sweden
Peru
19
Romania
Sweden
Paraguay
Peru
Paraguay
20
Peru
Peru
Wales
Paraguay
Uruguay
21
Poland
Paraguay
Rome
Wales
Poland
22
Bulgaria
Poland
Chile
Poland
Romania
23
Belgium
Bulgaria
Romania
Chile
Belgium
24
Denmark
Wales
Peru
Bulgaria
Czechoslovakia
25
Paraguay
Belgium
Sweden
Belgium
Northern South Americas
26
Wales
Denmark
Bulgaria
Soviet Union
Rest of The Nordic
27
Chile
Chile
Poland
Northern South Americas
Switzerland
28
Switzerland
Northern South Americas
Portugal
Denmark
Chile
29
Northern South Americas
Rest of The Nordic
Turkey
Greece
Wales
30
Greece
Switzerland
Rest of The Nordic
Rest of The Nordic
Ireland
31
Rest of The Nordic
Greece
Greece
Switzerland
Latin North Americas
32
Turkey
Latin North Americas
Northern South Americas
Turkey
Turkey
33
Latin North Americas
Turkey
Switzerland
Latin North Americas
Greece


Big Nations and Union Category


Rank
Total
XI
DF
MF
FW
1
Argentina
Brazil
Italy
Western Europe
Argentina
2
Brazil
Argentina
United Kingdom
Brazil
Brazil
3
Western Europe
Western Europe
Germany
Argentina
Western Europe
4
Italy
Italy
Rest of Latin Americas
United Kingdom
Germany
5
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Argentina
Italy
Iberia
6
Germany
Germany
Balkan
Rest of Central Europe
Rest of Central Europe
7
Rest of Central Europe
Iberia
Scandinavia
Iberia
Italy
8
Iberia
Rest of Central Europe
Iberia
Germany
Balkan
9
Rest of Latin Americas
Rest of Latin America
Brazil
Scandinavia
Scandinavia
10
Scandinavia
Balkans
Rest of Central Europe
Balkan
United Kingdom
11
Balkan
Scandinavia
Western Europe
Rest of Latin Americas
Rest of Latin Americas
12
Subsaharan Africa
Subsaharan-Africa
Subsaharan Africa
Subsaharan Africa
Subsaharan Africa
13
North Africa
North Africa
North Africa
West Asia
Oceania
14
East Asia
Oceania
Oceania
North Africa
East Asia
15
Oceania
West Asia
British North Americas
East Asia
North Africa
16
West Asia
East Asia
West Asia
Oceania
British North Americas
17
British North Americas
British North Americas
East Asia
British North Americas
West Asia


 Club Category

Rank
Total
XI
DF
MF
FW
1
Real Madrid
Juventus
Juventus
Real Madrid
Real Madrid
2
Juventus
Real Madrid
AC Milan
Juventus
Barcelona
3
AC Milan
AC Milan
London
Barcelona
Inter Milan
4
Inter Milan
Inter Milan
Inter Milan
Man Utd
Juventus
5
Barcelona
Barcelona
Bayern Munich
Inter Milan
AC Milan
6
Man Utd
Bayern Munich
Real Madrid
AC Milan
Bayern Munich
7
Bayern Munich
Man Utd
Man Utd
Rome
London
8
London
London
Liverpool
Bayern Munich
Manchester United
9
Rome
Rome
Rome
London
Liverpool
10
Liverpool
Liverpool
Barcelona
Liverpool
Rome


 Competition Category

Rank
Total
XI
DF
MF
FW
1
UEFA Euro
UEFA Euro
UEFA Euro
Copa America
European Cup
2
European Cup
European Cup
European Cup
UEFA Euro
UEFA Euro
3
Copa America
Copa America
Copa America
European Cup
Libertadores
4
Libertadores
Libertadores
Libertadores
Libertadores
Copa America