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Alex Picks His 5-a-side Soccer Dream Team

Posted by Alex Shuptar on Sep 10, 2018 9:04:09 AM


Recently, Sofive Brooklyn's General Manager Eric Stalsburg posted a blog asking who you’d choose for your ultimate 5-a-side team. Here’s my take…

Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima | Forward

At his best in the 1990s and early 2000s, R9 was practically unstoppable. His deadly combination of speed, strength and clinical finishing made him a constant threat in front of goal.



Lionel Messi | Midfield

Five Ballon d’Or awards. 600+ career goals. Enough said.

Zinedine Zidane © | Midfield

Unparalleled playmaking ability and creativity on the ball, Zizou was the player of a generation, winning World Cup ‘98 with France. Zidane’s leadership and knack for making those around him better earn him the Captain’s armband.

Alex Shuptar | Defense

What good is having a 5-a-side dream team if you don’t get to play?

Jorge Campos | Goalkeeper

When one considers a list of the greatest goalkeepers of all-time, “The Great Wall of Mexico” is a name that instantly comes to mind. A converted striker, Campos may have only stood 5 foot 8 inches tall but his technical ability, flair and passion for the game land him a spot on my roster.




Pep Guardiola | Manager

Guardiola’s squads are notorious for their ability and dictate the speed of play and build an attack out of the back, which are critical in 5-a-side. Coupled with his ability to manage some of the biggest personalities the game has ever witnessed, Pep is the logical choice to manage the squad.


Thierry Henry, Diego Maradona, Ronaldinho, Paolo Maldini

Disagree with my team? Let me know in the comments who and why you’d pick instead!

Topics: Fantasy 5v5