Every football fan has dreamt of assembling a dream team. For ONE FM 91.3 deejay Elliot Danker, the Euro 2016 tournament has brought out the Jose Mourinho in him as he picks legends from the past and present stars for his fantasy XI.
There have been many great goalkeepers throughout time but for me, the mere presence of Peter Schmeichel (above) is something that is unmatched. Let alone his incredible shot-stopping skills.
Lilian Thuram (above) possesses incredible athletic ability to move up and down the flanks which would be great for overlapping the right midfielder while Franz Beckenbauer and Paolo Maldini are not only great centre-backs but inspiring leaders as well. Phillip Lahm completes the defense at left-back as one of the most versatile players of the modern game.
Starting from the right, I'd go with the flair and composure of Luis Figo (above). A great crosser of the ball who any striker would love in his team. Now imagine having French greats Zinedine Zidane and Michel Platini pulling the strings from midfield. That's the stuff dreams are made off. Cristiano Ronaldo rounds up the midfield on the left flank making it a perfect mix of Portuguese and French talent.
I've gone with power and pace for my front two with Alan Shearer and Thiery Henry. If both these men are in their prime then imagine the nightmare that defences will have to deal with. A mix of grace from Henry and steel from Shearer....just mouth-watering.
Gianluigi Buffon (above), Frank Rijkaard, Andrea Pirlo, Pavel Nedved, Oliver Bierhoff and Gerd Muller would make a nice substitutes bench capable of changing the game for any team.
Classic English style 4-4-2 much like the formation Leicester city used this year in their English Premier League success, a style that promises to entertain and with these world-class players. Boy, will we be entertained!