We now know who was the best player in the world for each position between 2000 and 2010; Now decide who was the best player outright! Join Goal.com as we conclude our Readers Player Of The Decade...
As we approach another new decade, Goal.com is looking back on 10 years of fabulous football by asking readers to vote for the world’s best player of the noughties from each position.
Our editors and journalists from all over the globe have come together to choose a shortlist for each position, from which you users must vote.
The series kicks off on Monday, December 21 with Goal.com Goalkeeper of the Decade, and from then on we will open the voting for two positions each day until Christmas Day.
The voting will then close on Sunday, December 27, and we will reveal all the winners on Monday, December 28 who received the most votes for each position.
Then, to cap off the decade, these 11 players will make up their own poll from which readers will vote for their overall Goal.com Player of the Decade. The result of this will be announced on New Years Day, on Friday, January 1.
The schedule for Goal.com Player Of The Decade is as follows:
Monday, December 21
Goalkeeper of the Decade
Right Back of the Decade
Buffon is likely to be in the running for GK
Tuesday, December 22
Left Back of the Decade
Centre Back of the Decade
Maldini will be hot favourite at left back
Wednesday, December 23
Defensive Midfielder of the Decade
Centre Midfielder of the Decade
Xavi at centre midfield?
Thursday, December 24
Attacking Midfielder of the Decade
Wide Attacker of the Decade
The great attacking midfielder Zidane
Friday, December 25
Centre Forward of the Decade
Ronaldo for centre forward?
Saturday, December 26 - Manager of the Decade
Sunday, December 27 – Voting Closes at 23:59 GMT
Monday, December 28 – Results for each position revealed
Tuesday, December 29 – Poll opens for Best Player of the Decade
Friday, January 1 – Result for Best Player of the Decade revealed