Feeling bored and it has probably been done before but which decade would win if there was a 6 team tournament, featuring the best sides over the past 60 years. Rules 11 players only Minimum of 2 years of peak in that decade to be eligible Players can be used twice if they have the longevity to merit it Be specific which guise of that player you're using i.e. Scholes SS version v DLP version (if necessary) Try to base your discussion on who would win, based on which team is the most functional and will perform the best rather than which is the shiniest My own selections are as follows: 1960 (4-4-2): Yashin Burgnich Vasovic Moore Facchetti Garrincha Beckenbauer Charlton Best Pele Eusebio 1970 (4-2-3-1): Zoff C. Alberto Beckenbauer Figueroa Krol Neeskens Breitner Blokhin Cruyff Rivelinho Muller 1980 (4-2-2-2 'magic square'): Dasayev Bergomi Scirea Baresi Brehme Matthaus Rijkaard Maradona Platini Rummenigge Van Basten 1990s (3-5-2) : Schmeichel Cafu Thuram Sammer Maldini Carlos Desailly Redondo Zidane Ronaldo Romario 2000's (4-1-2-3 - false 9): Buffon Zanetti Nesta Cannavaro Maldini Makelele Xavi Zidane Ronaldo Messi Ronaldinho 2010's (4-2-1-3 - false 9) Neuer Lahm Pique Ramos Marcelo Schweinsteiger Modric Iniesta Robben Messi Ronaldo Analysis: This ended up being alot tougher than I thought. 1960's is probably the shiniest and there were still names like Di Stefano, Coluna, Seeler, Dzajic etc which for me didn't make the cut but for other people will do. I think in terms of talent, that is probably the most talented era of football with the exception of maybe the 80's in terms of genuinely world world class players but there are slight question marks as to whether that 4-4-2 would work against teams who are well stocked defensively and can counter with pace. It is an attack-heavy side. The team I love is the 1980's side, that midfield for me is the best bar none but others might not be convinced by the shape of the midfield. For me, it pays homage to the Brazil 1982 and France 1984 side and is representative of that era. Only issue is we are missing a more attacking right back there to provide width, maybe I should have selected Amoros, but Bergomi deserves to be in team of the decade for me. The 1990's side is a thing of beauty tactically. You could put in Keano/Davids/Effenberg instead of Desailly, or sub in Kohler somewhere or put Baggio/Rivaldo in ahead of Zidane, but that era definitely suits a 3-5-2 IMO as the wingers in that era were talented but not all time great standard, Figo is more 00's than 90's IMO. The 1970's team is probably the least flashiest to the naked eye, but the side is full of multi-faceted and tactically astute footballers, guys like Alberto/Krol arguably more all-round footballers than guys like Cafu/Maldini and there is some serious brain power in that midfield and endurance in that B2B pairing. Cruyff playing behind Muller, is freaking scary to deal with too and they probably have the best defensive pairing of any era. Going to need more time to pick a winner, but I hand it over to you guys.