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The FIFA World Cup Dream Team is an all-time FIFA World Cup all-star team published by FIFA in 2002 after conducting an internet poll of fans to select a World Cup dream team.[1][2] Diego Maradona of Argentina received the most votes. More than one-and-a-half million fans worldwide voted in the poll, conducted by the official FIFA website,, with Maradona receiving 111,035 votes. Brazil's Pelé, who played for three World Cup-winning teams, won 107,539 votes and Zinedine Zidane, who scored twice for France in their 1998 triumph, came in third with 80,527.[1]

It is an eleven-member side divided as one goalkeeper, three defenders, four midfielders, and three forwards (3-4-3 formation).

3-4-3 formation
Player[1] Career playing position National side(s)
Years represented
Lev Yashin Goalkeeper  Soviet Union
1958, 1962, 1966, 1970
Paolo Maldini Left-back and central defender  Italy
1990, 1994, 1998, 2002
Franz Beckenbauer Central defender  West Germany
1966, 1970, 1974
Roberto Carlos Left-back defender  Brazil
1998, 2002, 2006
Roberto Baggio Second striker, or as an attacking midfielder  Italy
1990, 1994, 1998
Zinedine Zidane Attacking midfielder  France
1998, 2002, 2006
Michel Platini Advanced midfield playmaker  France
1978, 1982, 1986
Diego Maradona Attacking midfielder or as a second striker  Argentina
1982, 1986, 1990, 1994
Romário Striker  Brazil
1990, 1994
Johan Cruyff Forward or attacking midfielder  Netherlands
Pelé Forward or attacking midfielder  Brazil
1958, 1970

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  1. ^ a b c FIFA DREAM TEAM: Maradona voted top player. Reuters. June 19, 2002.
  2. ^ Marcelo Leme de Arruda (24 July 2014). "World All-Time Teams". Retrieved 2 August 2017.