World Football XI 2008-09

Jonathon DuffyContributor IJune 22, 2009

World Football XI 2008-09

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    PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 21: Fans enjoy the match during the FIFA Confederations Cup match between Italy and Brazil at Loftus Versfeld on June 21, 2009 in Pretoria, South Africa.   (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

1. Shay Given (Goalkeeper)

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    MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 04:  Shay Given of Manchester City celebrates after Shaun Wright-Phillips scores the second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Aston Villa at the City of Manchester Stadium on March

2. Maicon (Right Back)

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    PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 18:  Maicon of Brazil celebrates their 3rd goal during the FIFA Confederations Cup match between USA and Brasil at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on June 18, 2009 in Pretoria, South Africa.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

3. Ashley Cole (Left Back)

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    LONDON - DECEMBER 09:  Ashley Cole of Chelsea runs with the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Chelsea and CFR Cluj - Napoca at Stamford Bridge on December 9, 2008 in London, England.  (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images)

4. Steven Gerrard (Central Midfielder)

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    LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 03:   Steven Gerrard of Liverpool in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Newcastle United at Anfield on May 3, 2009 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

5. Nemanja Vidic (Central Defender)

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    LONDON - AUGUST 10:  Nemanja Vidic of Manchester United in action during the FA Community Shield match between Manchester United and Portsmouth at Wembley Stadium on August 10, 2008 in London, England.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

6. John Terry (Central Defender)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 10:  John Terry of England celebrates after victory in  the FIFA 2010 World Cup Group 6 Qualifying match between England and Andorra at Wembley Stadium on June 10, 2009 in London, England.  (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

7. Cristiano Ronaldo (Right Midfield/Wing)

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    MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 16:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on May 16, 2009 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Imag

8. Andres Iniesta (Central Midfielder)

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    BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 11:  Andres Iniesta of Barcelona controls the ball during the La Liga match between Barcelona and  Recreativo Huelva at the Camp Nou Stadium on April 11, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona won the match 2-0.  (Photo by Jasper Jui

9. Wayne Rooney (Striker)

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    MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 22:   Wayne Rooney of Manchester United in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Portsmouth at Old Trafford on April 22, 2009 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty I

10. Fernando Torres (Striker)

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    BLOEMFONTEIN, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 17:  Fernando Torres of Spain in action during the FIFA Confederations Cup match between Spain and Iraq at Free State Stadium on June 17, 2009 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Spain won the match 1-0. (Photo by Jasper Juine

11. Lionel Messi (Left Midfielder/Winger)

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    ROME - MAY 27:  Lionel Messi of Barcelona celebrates scoring the second goal for Barcelona during the UEFA Champions League Final match between Barcelona and Manchester United at the Stadio Olimpico on May 27, 2009 in Rome, Italy.  (Photo by Jasper Juinen