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Kaka picks his all-time dream XI

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24.19K   //    20 Sep 2017, 16:44 IST

One of the greatest footballers of our generation, Brazil superstar Kaka was asked in 2015 to pick his dream XI and he came up with quite a few interesting picks. The last player to win the Ballon d'Or before the Messi-Ronaldo duopoly took over, Kaka had some exciting choices both up top and in midfield.

For the goalkeeper position, the Brazilian legend went with AC Milan and former Brazil number 1, Dida. The accomplished shot-stopper was known for his excellent reflexes and was an integral part of the extremely successful AC Milan side.

For the defensive back 4, he went with 3 AC Milan legends and one Real Madrid superstar. For right-back, he chose Cafu. The 2002 World Cup winning captain is widely considered to be the greatest right-back of our generation.

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The 2 centre-backs he chose were the legendary pairing of Nesta and Maldini. The Italian duo was almost impenetrable at their peak and there can be no doubting Kaka's choices in this department.

The left-back position he chose Brazil and Real Madrid legend Roberto Carlos. Blessed with a dynamic left foot, Carlos cemented his legacy as one of the all time greats during his successful spell at Real Madrid and with his impressive displays for the Brazil national team.

The midfield Kaka picked is packed with creativity, vision, class and is almost invincible. For the holding midfielder role, Kaka went with his former team-mate Andrea Pirlo, while he picked current Real Madrid manager Zidane and Andres Iniesta as the other two midfielders.

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The selection of 3 forwards in his team is where things became really interesting. Kaka went with the options of Ronaldinho and Ronaldo Nazario. He also chose Cristiano Ronaldo over Lionel Messi calling him one of the greatest players of all time.

Here is Kaka's all-time dream XI: (4-3-3)

Goalkeeper - Dida

Defenders - Cafu, Nesta, Maldini, Roberto Carlos

Midfielders - Pirlo, Zidane, Iniesta

Forwards - Ronaldinho, Ronaldo Nazario, Cristiano Ronaldo

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