The best pairs of midfielders in the history of football (Part 1)

The best pairs of midfielders in the history of football (Part 1)
Iniesta formed, together with Xavi, one of the best midfield duos in history. PHOTO:

For a football team to achieve long-term success, all its parts must work in harmony forming a perfect gear. Within this harmony there is a zone that is tremendously important because, roughly, we could treat her like the brains of that team. We talk about midfield.

Throughout the history of this sport we have had the pleasure of witnessing several players on the pitch who have shone with their own light, carrying the weight and responsibility from the central zone of the green. Many of them have formed societies that have marked an era.

Then, hand in hand with colleagues football news, We make a compilation of which have been the best pairs of midfielders to date.

The best pairs of midfielders in history

Cruyff and Neeskens

The 'Dutch school', How is that factory that made touch football resprout, possession and control of the ball, they have as maximum exponents Johan Cruyff and Johan Neeskens.

Both were the leaders of that mythical Ajax that came to conquer 2 leagues and 3 European Cups, being the absolute dominator of this game in the old continent.

further, Cruyff and Neeskens also became the highest standards of that Dutch national team nicknamed the 'Clockwork Orange', which eclipsed the World Cup held in 1974.

Xavi and Iniesta

That game idea born in Dutch territory quickly permeated Barcelona from the moment Cruyff signed for Barça, becoming a myth as a footballer, First, and as a coach.

His legacy lasted with the passing of the years until he lived his maximum expression at the hands of Pep Guardiola. The Catalan technician, who already soaked up the 'cruyffista style' when he played, knew how to put together the best FC Barcelona of all time. At, his two key men were none other than Xavi and Iniesta.

The two were the authentic referents of the culé midfield and of a Spanish team that was World Champion and two-time European champion.

Gullit y Rijkaard

Any self-respecting football lover surely knows what Milan led by Arrigo Sacchi meant for this sport, an emblematic team that broke schemes.

Within a more physical and less attractive game, the 'rossonero' group emerged as a breath of fresh air, cheerful and carefree that dominated Europe. Great blame for this was his pair of midfielders made up of Frank Rijkaard and Ruud Gullit.

Davids y Zidane

We don't leave Italy, because in transalpine territory a duo was also created that dazzled Serie A and whose first and last names were Edgar Davids and Zinedine Zidane.

At Juventus in Turin they keep a great memory of these two players, who knew how to give continuity to the project and became the absolute pillars of a benchmark team in the decade of the 90.

They were acting together for four years, more than enough time to demonstrate his enormous talent and potential.

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