Terry shows way in top team
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
John Terry was the only Englishman named in a highly acclaimed Team of the Year.John Terry was the only English player to make a highly acclaimed Team of the Year.
French newspaper L'Equipe annually names its top side for the past year and there is a distinct lack of English presence.
Terry, who had a fine year for club and country, gets the vote at centre half along with Chelsea team-mate Ricardo Carvalho - although he got in following a brilliant Euro 2004.
Brazil boasts the most players with three following the inclusion of Cafu, Adriano and World Player of the Year Ronaldinho.
Juventus duo Gianluigi Buffon and Gianluca Zambrotta both make the team, while two further Italian-based players - Theo Zagorakis and Balon D'Or winner Andrei Shevchenko - also feature.
The team is completed by Portuguese midfield stars Maniche and Deco.
Chelsea's Jose Mourinho was named as coach of the team, after guiding Porto to UEFA Champions League success.