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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

Goal.com Team

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