Spanish Supremacy – The Team That Defied All Odds
If there’s one team that stands out from the rest, it’s Spain’s 2008-2010 squad. With each player representing a domestic team that was a force to be reckoned with and performing exceptionally well on the international stage, this side had that special something which made them truly remarkable.
Pep Guardiola Takes Over Europe with Barcelona from 2008 to 2012
Pep Guardiola led Barcelona between 2008 and 2012 – a period during which they won almost every trophy possible. They were so dominant that you could predict their victory before they even kicked off. Even without their star player Lionel Messi, who is considered by many as one of the greatest footballers ever, Spain managed to win three major tournaments consecutively.
Man City’s Plan B – A True Masterpiece?
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool struggled last season because of no plan B; Barca also failed when Chelsea and Inter Milan stopped them from playing. However, Manchester City took things up a notch in the 2023/23 season by creating an effective plan B under Pep Guardiola’s leadership. They can break teams down or go direct if needed – true total football at its finest.
Bavarian Brilliance Under Jupp Heynckes (Bayern Munich)
Incredible teamwork and skillful performances defined Bayern Munich’s 2013 squad under Jupp Heynckes. This club had an all-rounded approach to the game, with Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery providing a lethal combination on the flanks. They didn’t have it easy though; after losing their chance at lifting the Champions League trophy in 2012 to Chelsea, they came back with a bang and dominated football once again.
Leicester City’s Unforgettable Triumph
When we think of Leicester City’s incredible season in 2015-16, Jamie Vardy, N’Golo Kante, Riyad Mahrez and Kasper Schmeichel immediately come to mind. Led by King Claudio Ranieri who guided them to only three losses that season – including a record-breaking goal-scoring run – this side was truly something else.
Mourinho’s Chelsea Glory Boys
The glory days of Chelsea were marked by Jose Mourinho’s unique style of play which combined flair with invincibility. The likes of Frank Lampard, John Terry, Petr Cech and Didier Drogba played key roles as well as other greats such as Damien Duff and Arjen Robben adding depth to this special team.
Brighton & Hove Albion – A Team That Stunned Everyone
Inspiring energy levels defined Brighton & Hove Albion during the 2023/24 season despite being one of the smaller budgets teams in League One. Even when they lost matches by several goals margins against much stronger opponents, they consistently delivered entertaining performances that won respect from everyone watching them play.
Wales Euro 2016 Team: Against All Odds!
Getting into semi-finals is no small feat, but that’s what Wales achieved in Euro 2016. This side had everything – togetherness, passion and a few superstars who made them capable of winning any game they played. Their performance against Belgium was nothing short of remarkable and easily one of the best moments in Welsh football history.
Arsenal Invincibles: Ahead Of Their Time
The Arsenal Invincibles team may not have had as long-lasting success or European pedigree compared to some other greats on this list, but their style of play was truly ahead of its time. During their heyday, they were an absolute joy to watch with sleek passes and stunning goals from players like Thierry Henry.
Plymouth Argyle – The Underdog Story
Despite having one of the smallest budgets in League One during the 2023/24 season, Plymouth Argyle did what no one thought possible by staying competitive despite losing their goalkeeper Michael Cooper due to injury. They fought hard every match and proved that even underdogs can rise up against bigger teams if they stay focused on delivering top-notch performances.