60 SECOND LUNCH TIME READ! Malta U21 Goalkeeper Matthew Calleja Cremona Picks His All Time XI

After interviewing Matthew Calleja Cremona back in March, I speak to the Malta U21 International about his dream XI.

Cremona has chosen a side full of Ballon d’Or winners and footballing legends.

Read the original interview here.

One of Malta's new up and coming stars, Matthew Calleja Cremona

One of Malta’s new up and coming stars, Matthew Calleja Cremona

GK: Iker Casillas: After making 510 competitive appearances for Real Madrid the legendary Spanish keeper recently joined Porto where he will most likely see out his career.

Iker signs for Porto

Iker signs for Porto

RB: Cafu: One of the worlds best right backs in his day, Cafu made over appearances for São Paulo, Palmeiras, Roma, AC Milan and his national team Brazil.

CB: Paolo Maldini: A one man club player, Maldini is one of Italy’s greatest defenders. The former AC Milan star made over 640 appearances between 1985 and 2009. Milan retired his number three shirt in honour of the defender’s service.

CB: Fabio Cannavaro: A World Cup winning centre half, Cannavaro played for a number of teams throughout his career including Real Madrid, Juventus and even Al-Ahli.

LB: Roberto Carlos: The Delhi Dynamos coach recently came out of retirement to play for the Indian side in order to help increase their title chances. Carlos made over 370 appearances for Real Madrid between 1996 and 2007.

Roberto Carlos

Roberto Carlos

CM: Ronaldinho: After making his Grêmio debut in 1998 the midfielder went onto become of the worlds greatest players during his time at Barcelona. R10 was a Ballon d’Or winner in 2005.

Ballon d'Or winner, Ronaldinho

Ballon d’Or winner, Ronaldinho

CM: Zidedine Zidane: 139 appearances for Bordeaux, 151 appearances for Juventus and 155 appearances for Real Madrid. Zidane is one the best midfielders to come out of France. The former French captain is now Real Madrid Castilla manager.

CM: Kaka: The MLS star played his best football at AC Milan where he spent six years before joining Spanish giants, Real Madrid. Kaka is planning to see out his career in the MLS with Orlando City.

Kaka

Kaka

ST: Cristiano Ronaldo: The Portuguese star is currently one of the best footballers in the world. Having scored 225 goals in 200 competitive games for Real Madrid, his record speaks for itself.

ST: Ronaldo: Commonly known as “Fat Ronaldo”, the Brazilian striker played for both Inter and AC Milan as well as Barcelona and Real Madrid during his outstanding career. The nickname given by the press during his time at AC Milan, doesn’t stand any more as the 38-year-old has lost a large amount of weight thanks to his wife.

“I’ll have XXXL please gaffer”

Ronaldo before and after

Ronaldo before and after

ST: Lionel Messi: The “other” best player in the world, Messi has only ever played for Barcelona. He was linked with a loan move to Celtic early on in his career but opted to stay in Spain. Messi is also a Balllon d’Or winner alongside other members of the XI, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Zidane, Fabio Cannavaro, and Kaka.

Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona (L) and Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF shake hands prior to the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at Camp Nou on April 21, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. Real Madrid CF won 1-2.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona (L) and Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF shake hands prior to the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at Camp Nou on April 21, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. Real Madrid CF won 1-2. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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