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Sunday, 2 July, 2000, 16:54 GMT 17:54 UK
ZZ top with Pele
Zinedine Zidane
Zidane beats Guardiola, another Uefa all-star
Pele has named Zinedine Zidane as his player of Euro 2000 as Uefa unveiled their all-star line-up.

There were four Premiership players among the 16 chosen by Uefa's technical study group and announced before the final in Rotterdam.

Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier and former Scotland boss Andy Roxburgh joined Pele to reveal the list, to which six more players will be added for a dream squad of 22.

Pele said: "For me, Zidane was without doubt the best player in the tournament.



Zidane is a bit like a French Pele. He has definitely come from God

Uefa technical adviser Andy Roxburgh

"For the last three or four years he has maintained his brilliance.

"When he won the World Cup he was one of the best players and he has maintained it until now.

"I hope he continues for ten more years like that."

Roxburgh added his own appreciation of the French playmaker, saying: "I'm quite certain he has printed somewhere on his head 'made in heaven'.

Sublime performances

"He is a bit like a French Pele. He has definitely come from God.

"The game against Spain was one of the most sublime performances I've ever seen from a midfield player."

Marcel Desailly, Patrick Vieira, Thierry Henry and Fabien Barthez were the English-based players in the line-up.

But Barthez's Manchester United colleagues Jaap Stam and David Beckham, who were chosen in BBC Sport Online's team of the tournament, were left out by Uefa.


Uefa all-star line-up:

Goalkeepers:
Francesco Toldo (Italy), Fabien Barthez (France)

Defenders:
Laurent Blanc (France), Marcel Desailly (France), Alessandro Nesta (Italy), Fabio Cannavaro (Italy), Frank de Boer (Holland)

Midfielders:
Patrick Vieira (France), Zinedine Zidane (France), Luis Figo (Portugal), Josep Guardiola (Spain), Edgar Davids (Holland)

Strikers:
Thierry Henry (France), Patrick Kluivert (Holland), Nuno Gomes (Portugal), Raul (Spain)

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