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#Best XI

# best-xi - Thursday 9 November, 2017

From The42 Dundalk have more players than champions Cork City in PFAI Team of the Year Best XI

Dundalk have more players than champions Cork City in PFAI Team of the Year

Four Dundalk players and three from Cork City in team selected by players’ vote.

# best-xi - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

From The42 One Irishman makes our Euro 2016 best XI from the first round of games Standing Out

One Irishman makes our Euro 2016 best XI from the first round of games

We select the most impressive players from the tournament’s opening matches.

# best-xi - Friday 29 April, 2016

From The42 No room for Wes Hoolahan in our Irish team of the 2015-16 club season Form Players

No room for Wes Hoolahan in our Irish team of the 2015-16 club season

Do you agree with our selection?

# best-xi - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

From The42 Is this the best XI never to win the Champions League? Best Of The Rest

Is this the best XI never to win the Champions League?

These players ended illustrious careers without lifting European club football’s most coveted trophy.

# best-xi - Friday 8 January, 2016

From The42 Premier League snubbed in Uefa team of the year Best XI

Premier League snubbed in Uefa team of the year

European powerhouses Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid dominate the fans’ selection.

# best-xi - Saturday 19 December, 2015

From The42 Four Irish players make the best XI Ian Harte has played with Best XI

Four Irish players make the best XI Ian Harte has played with

The former Ireland left back also gave an interesting insight into the Roy Keane fear factor.

# best-xi - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

From The42 A best XI of Premier League summer signings so far Great Expectations

A best XI of Premier League summer signings so far

Xherdan Shaqiri’s move to Stoke from Inter was confirmed earlier today.

# best-xi - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

From The42 What do you think of Robbie Keane's best Ireland XI? Selection

What do you think of Robbie Keane's best Ireland XI?

The LA Galaxy striker gave his selection to Today FM.

# best-xi - Saturday 13 June, 2015

From The42 Do you agree with our combined Ireland-Scotland XI? Opinion

Do you agree with our combined Ireland-Scotland XI?

We’ve decided to assess the merits of the two respective sides and come up with their joint-best team.

# best-xi - Monday 14 July, 2014

From The42 Here are the best and worst XIs of the 2014 World Cup Stars

Here are the best and worst XIs of the 2014 World Cup

Philipp Lahm, Toni Kroos, Lionel Messi and more players who stood out.

# best-xi - Friday 27 June, 2014

From The42 Here are the best and worst XIs of the World Cup’s third round of games Heroes And Villains

Here are the best and worst XIs of the World Cup’s third round of games

Lionel Messi, Rafael Marquez and James Rodriguez are among the players to have caught our eye.

# best-xi - Monday 23 June, 2014

From The42 Here are the best and worst XIs of the World Cup’s second round of games Heroes And Villains

Here are the best and worst XIs of the World Cup’s second round of games

Luis Suarez, Karim Benzema and James Rodriguez are among those who have caught the eye.

# best-xi - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

From The42 Here are the best and worst XIs of the World Cup's first round of games Heroes And Villains

Here are the best and worst XIs of the World Cup's first round of games

Arjen Robben, Oscar and Andrea Pirlo all feature in our team of the tournament so far.

# best-xi - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

From The42 Seamus Coleman makes Neville and Carragher’s Premier League Best XI Recognition This post contains videos

Seamus Coleman makes Neville and Carragher’s Premier League Best XI

The Sky Sports pundits chose line-ups of the finest performers of the season so far.

# best-xi - Saturday 23 March, 2013

From The42 Starting XI: The best Aries footballers to play the game Horned Gods This post contains videos

Starting XI: The best Aries footballers to play the game

You share your star sign with a 4-4-2 of footballing excellence, with a Donegalman in nets.

# best-xi - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

From The42 The snub goes on: No Premier League players included in latest Team of the Year Don't Look

The snub goes on: No Premier League players included in latest Team of the Year

5.3m votes were counted and the likes of Rooney, Hart and Drogba were nowhere to be seen.

# best-xi - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

From The42 Keane misses Premier League as he prepares for the MLS Cup final Major League

Keane misses Premier League as he prepares for the MLS Cup final

Or, as Sky Sports are calling it, Beckham’s Last Game.

# best-xi - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

From The42 Robbie Keane named on Major League Soccer Best XI Awards Season

Robbie Keane named on Major League Soccer Best XI

The Irish striker has been selected up front alongside old buddy Thierry Henry.

# best-xi - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

From The42 The Premier League team of the week Best XI

The Premier League team of the week

We swear, we haven’t just chosen the star men from the Fantasy Football League site.

# best-xi - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

From The42 Top performers: Here's our team of Round One Euro 2012

Top performers: Here's our team of Round One

We’ve picked out our winners after the first set of fixtures.

# best-xi - Thursday 7 June, 2012

From The42 Legends of yore: here's our European Championships Best XI Stars This post contains videos

Legends of yore: here's our European Championships Best XI

We’ve picked what we consider to be the greatest eleven players to ever grace the tournament. Do you agree?