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Former Real Boss Names His Dream XI

A former Real Madrid manager has named his dream XI of players he has managed in his career, but his line-up consists of 12, not 11, stars.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see who was selected for the former Real Madrid manager's dream XI!

Italian coach Fabio Capello, who has coached the likes of AC Milan, Juventus, Roma and England in his career, retired from football management in April this year after 27 years in the game.

The 72-year-old, who recently sat down with Spanish publication AS for an interview, began his managerial career in 1991 and worked with some of football's all-time greats, including Roberto Carlos, Paolo Maldini and Ronaldo Nazario, who all made his dream team. 

Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon was named between the sticks by the Italian tactician. The pair worked together between 2004 and 2006, but their working relationship ended on a bitter note when the Serie A giant were relegated to Serie B after playing a part in a country-wide match-fixing scandal.

In defence, Capello went with Italy legends Paulo Maldini and Franco Baresi for his centre-backs, while two FIFA World Cup winners in Cafu and his countryman Roberto Carlos were selected for the fullback roles.

The middle of the park sees a few surprises as the manager went with Spain legend Raul on the left flank, while AC Milan stalwart Dejan Savicevic joined him on the opposite side. Fernando Redondo, who played for Real, and Roma stalwart Francesco Totti were picked to complete a diamond midfield. 

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Up front, Capello seemingly could not decide who to leave out between Brazil icon Ronaldo Nazario and Netherlands duo Marco van Basten and Ruud Gullit, and went with all three to form a 12-man team in a 4-4-3 formation.

What is your take on Capello's 12-man team? Have your say in the comments section below. 

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