Rank 26, WorldCupStory Club Index 17,321

Monaco World Cup XI Dream Team

GKFabien BarthezFrance1768300
RBManuel AmorosFrance212117010
CBRafael MarquezMexico1435804
CBRaymond KaelbelFrance1654000
LBMarcel ArtelesaFrance1327003
MFEnzo ScifoBelgium1327001
MFBernard GenghiniFrance1112010
MFJohn CollinsScotland1327010
STDavid TrézéguetFrance1634110
STJürgen KlinsmannGermany1544550
STThierry HenryFrance1636730

AS Monaco is the top performing club for France in World Cup history, beating Juventus into second place. Despite this, there is a strong international flavour to the Monaco dream team, with representation from Mexico, Belgium, Scotland and Germany.

Clowning goalkeeper, Fabien Barthez, won his World Cup winners’ medla with Monaco, providing a solid platform for this dream team. Manuel Amoros leads the team in World Cup minutes played from the talented French sides of the 1980s and is partnered at left back by Marcel Artelesa, skipper from 1966.

At centre back is Raymond Kaelbel from the 1958 tournament and Mexico’s Rafael Marquez from 2002 during his pre-Barcelona days.

It’s red-booted Enzo Schifo putting a word in for Belgium in the midfield, supported by Bernard Genghini and rare Scotland success, John Collins.

But the strength of this dream team lies up front, with the trio of David Trezeguet, Thierry Henry and Jurgen Klinsmann, who is one of only 12 players in World Cup history to score at least 10 goals.

To be honest, the team looks a bit underdone in midfield but would be capable of causing a surprise or two through the brilliance of its front line.


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