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Ronaldo, Neymar & Zidane - Marcelo picks his dream XI

13:26 EAT 03/04/2018
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The Real Madrid left-back has picked a former QPR goalkeeper in his team, along with the likes of his Brazil team-mate and the French World Cup winner

  • Julio Cesar | Brazil

    GK | Julio Cesar | Flamengo

    A Brazil international since 2004, Cesar has enjoyed a glittering career, even if his legacy is perhaps tarnished in England due to his spell at QPR. The Flamengo keeper has won five Serie A titles in Italy, as well as three league titles in Portugal, while he has also lifted the Copa America once and the Confederations Cup twice with Brazil.
  • Dani Alves PSG Celtic

    RB | Dani Alves | PSG

    Arguably the best right-back in modern football, Dani Alves has won it all, having been part of one of the greatest club sides in modern football at Barcelona. He is on course to win Ligue 1 with PSG, and has also won the Copa America, and the Confederations Cup twice with Brazil.
  • Thiago Silva PSG Paris Saint-Germain

    CB | Thiago Silva | PSG

    Brazil's national team captain at the 2014 World Cup, Thiago Silva has become one of the best centre-backs in world football, winning trophy after trophy in the French capital. He has twice been a medallist at the Olympic Games, winning bronze and silver.
  • Sergio Ramos Real Madrid

    CB | Sergio Ramos | Real Madrid

    Arguably the best defender playing the game today, Sergio Ramos has made a habit of winning the biggest trophies. He has won four La Liga titles, three Champions League winners' medals, two European Championships and the World Cup, along with a clutch of other honours. Ramos is footballing royalty.
  • Roberto Carlos Real Madrid

    LB | Roberto Carlos | Brazil

    Famous for his physics-defying free-kicks, as well as his bulging trophy cabinet, Roberto Carlos won the World Cup with Brazil, and became iconic after his "banana" goal against France.
  • Casemiro Real Madrid Las Palmas

    CDM | Casemiro | Real Madrid

    Casemiro has really begun to come into his own at the Santiago Bernabeu. Signed from Sao Paulo in 2013, and loaned to FC Porto for the 2014-15 season, the Brazil international has nailed down a starting spot in Real's midfield, and is threatening to become Los Blancos' answer to Barcelona's indispensable Sergio Busquets.
  • Zinedine Zidane Real Madrid

    CM | Zinedine Zidane | France

    Very little needs to be written about Zinedine Zidane, such was the poetic way in which he played. Forget the moment of madness that defined his final game as a professional, and instead focus on the wonder of his 2002 Champions League final goal against Bayer Leverkusen, the strike which sums up the instinctive, tempestuous brilliance of the man's glittering career.
  • Luka Modric Real Madrid

    CM | Luka Modric | Real Madrid

    If Modric sparkled at Tottenham, he has since become a superstar at Real Madrid. The totem which the entire side revolves around, Modric's passing is laser-guided, his vision forensic. When Modric is not in the Real team, there is far less rhythm. The Croatian is, indeed, the club's secret ingredient, as he makes everyone around him better.
  • Mesut Ozil Germany

    CAM | Mesut Ozil | Arsenal

    Ozil's brilliance is simplicity. The Germany international may not grab the headlines with his goalscoring, but he is able to keep any side in which he plays ticking over, recycling possession and opening up avenues for his team-mates which other midfielders cannot even see. Cristiano Ronaldo was reportedly furious when Real Madrid allowed him to move to Arsenal - you don't need to know any more.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo Champions League trophy

    ST | Cristiano Ronaldo | Real Madrid

    Ronaldo has reached superstardom levels at Real Madrid. The Portugal international's numbers are crazy - he has scored 443 goals in 429 games in Spain, and has netted 37 times in 35 games this season. Ronaldo, remember, is apparently enduring a dip in form too, as he continues his eternal rivalry with Barcelona counterpart Lionel Messi.
  • Neymar

    ST | Neymar | PSG

    The man who would be king. Younger than both Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, Neymar is sure to inherit the throne of the world's best player once the two La Liga icons wind down their careers. It remains to be seen if that coronation will happen in France - Neymar continues to be linked with Real Madrid - but few can argue with the stats - he has scored 29 goals in 30 appearances, as well as contributing 19 assists.