Paolo Maldini does NOT get picked! | Gianfranco Zola | Ultimate 5-A-Side

  • Published on Mar 15, 2019
    Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola picks his ultimate 5-a-side team made up of former teammates.
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Comments • 136

  • Kaz lemon
    Kaz lemon 29 days ago

    Thank you Zola for talking about maradona

  • Siddhartha10100
    Siddhartha10100 Month ago

    When maradona was on fire. You knew u will win the game !!!

  • Shebeshi Million
    Shebeshi Million Month ago

    Baresi played with maldini tho but ok

  • Philip Kavanagh
    Philip Kavanagh Month ago +1

    Zola voted best chelsea player? Error: zola is one of the greatest premier league players of all time

  • Gianluca Brundu
    Gianluca Brundu 2 months ago +5

    Sardinian pride. Best player ever of our Island, our Nation!

  • Michael Jenkins
    Michael Jenkins 2 months ago

    Just when you think you can't like Zola more. What a sweet guy. Adding Tore Andre Flo to the list of great attacking players was both sweet and insane: no doubt representing his friend. Desailly is indefensible. Desailly was great, Maldini was an all-time great. But even then it's hard to argue with the choices of such a great player and seemingly a great person.

    • Michael Jenkins
      Michael Jenkins 2 months ago

      The man picked Dennis Wise over himself. Dennis Wise was good. Zola was great.

  • spaghettGREATJOB
    spaghettGREATJOB 2 months ago

    One of the most exciting players ever. What a compliment when someone the skills (and ego) of an icon like Maradona tells the club he departs that no replacement is needed, because you're already in the squad. Wowza.

  • MrSifaperdire
    MrSifaperdire 2 months ago +1

    gianfranco sei in inghilterra da mille anni ancora hai la pronuncia da immigrato appena sbarcato ahahah! scherzo, sei un grande

  • TrainInVain
    TrainInVain 2 months ago

    A solid hair transplant

  • joe pesci
    joe pesci 2 months ago

    Non ci hai mai capito un cazzo di calcio , buona tecnica , tanta corsa e ora dimostra come allenatore che non vale un cazzo

  • XxFlaw LessXx
    XxFlaw LessXx 2 months ago

    Then yellow teeth 🙌🏻

  • perpetual burn
    perpetual burn 2 months ago +1

    nice interview with ben stiller

    • howzit !!
      howzit !! 2 months ago +3

      Respect Zola. The Italian magician

  • grooz
    grooz 2 months ago +1

    This team concedes 0 goals.

  • Harry Corman
    Harry Corman 2 months ago +2

    Zola is taller than marradonna being 5ft5 and zola is 5ft6

  • Harry Corman
    Harry Corman 2 months ago

    Ahha doesn't mention messi lol

    • Iseckh.FL
      Iseckh.FL 2 months ago +2

      only because he spoke about players who play with, could you tell me when Zola and Messi played together please?

  • Harry Corman
    Harry Corman 2 months ago

    Buffon may play at psg still but hes terrible and fkn aeriola takes his spot

  • Mebansharai Khongwir
    Mebansharai Khongwir 2 months ago

    Yes Careca 🇧🇷 and Maradona 🇦🇷 ... Careca was lethal in front of goal

  • mrbighimselfup
    mrbighimselfup 3 months ago +1

    Love this man, he’s so humble...

  • Mario Van holle
    Mario Van holle 3 months ago +1

    Van der sar in goal ..fantastic goalkeeper and amazing at the ball ....i choose Vidic/ rio as my defenders enough said ! Maradona & ronaldinho up front and will make every defender dizzy ...messi coming of the bench ...and Sir Alex is my coach

  • brian rivera
    brian rivera 3 months ago +2

    What a team! ..younger kids needs to see this lol

  • Max Björkander
    Max Björkander 3 months ago +4

    ”You must be proud right” ”Nah I’m very froud”

  • Football Fan
    Football Fan 3 months ago

    No Paolo Maldini?????? 😲😲😲😲
    Bein' with Chelshit has really fucked up his mind.

  • Fifajesius
    Fifajesius 4 months ago


  • My Suck Dick
    My Suck Dick 4 months ago +1

    Best Affordable Icone on Fifa19 😂

  • Zim Zimma
    Zim Zimma 4 months ago +3

    United fan here, he broke my heart quite a few times over the years, but you just can't fault him, what an absolute gentleman Zola is.

  • seb pz
    seb pz 4 months ago +3

    He only left maldini out cos he had to put a Chelsea player in

    • SuckMyThumb
      SuckMyThumb 3 months ago +1

      seb pz its ok. i respect your opinion.

    • seb pz
      seb pz 3 months ago

      @SuckMyThumb obviously not as good as baresi and desailly in his eyes. Nor mine

    • SuckMyThumb
      SuckMyThumb 3 months ago

      seb pz if he had to put a Chelsea defender in he would have put John Terry in. The greatest defender ever of PL

  • metalinkin82
    metalinkin82 4 months ago


  • EK7
    EK7 4 months ago

    What a sound character Gianfranco is

  • veda prasad
    veda prasad 4 months ago +3

    Desailly instead of Paolo "GOD" Maldini !!!

  • Beerdy - Bruce Lee Central

    Where's Cannavaro??? Won the World Cup for Italy and the Ballon d'Or. The only defender that ever won the Ballon d'Or.

  • axeman14
    axeman14 4 months ago +27

    Zola 5’6”, Wise 5’6”, Maradona 5’5” (but with his arm 6’5”)

  • y1521t21b5
    y1521t21b5 4 months ago +1

    One of the most skillful players to grace elite football. Ron Atkinson wouldn't agree with 4:21...

  • jaz 32
    jaz 32 4 months ago +16

    didn’t maldini and baresi concede 23 goals in 196 games? Great partnership

    • Khoirul_ Mnsc
      Khoirul_ Mnsc 2 months ago +1

      Phil Payton well Chelsea 2004/05 just conceded 15 goals in premier league too

    • GardEngebretsen
      GardEngebretsen 2 months ago +1

      @Phil Payton Yep, pretty good. Milan conceded 21 in 34, and went undefeated in 91/92. The streak extended into the next season, and they went more than 50 games before losing

    • Phil Payton
      Phil Payton 2 months ago

      @GardEngebretsen liverpool this season have conceded just 20 in 36

    • GardEngebretsen
      GardEngebretsen 2 months ago +1

      That's not true at all, and would be an impossible feat. In just the 91/92 season, one of the best ever defensive season in club football history, the renown AC Milan defence conceded 28 goals in 38 games.

  • Adam Smith
    Adam Smith 4 months ago +14

    One of the most polite individuals I’ve ever met . What a team as well 👏

    • KN
      KN 4 months ago +2

      Adam Smith Hey Adam I'm a big fan, do more interviews with Chelsea legends. Ashley Cole, or John terry would be lit. I would love 2 see what their 5 a side would be!

  • Ömer Faruk Öztürk
    Ömer Faruk Öztürk 4 months ago +7

    Gianfranco Zola
    What a legend and such a gentleman.
    We love you Gianfranco sir.

  • Thirdeye147
    Thirdeye147 4 months ago +1

    He's an incredible footballer

  • yurgen yu
    yurgen yu 4 months ago +5

    Should try and get in more legeneds like this! So interesting to hear about older players

  • The Bat
    The Bat 4 months ago

    Soccer Am needs to organise a 5 a side tournament with all these great 5 a side teams players have picked..get it sorted Soccer Am ⚽

  • Arvind Mohan
    Arvind Mohan 4 months ago +2

    Has zola not played with del piero?

    • Iseckh.FL
      Iseckh.FL 2 months ago

      Never, Zola was too old and out of the national team when DelPiero played in the national team and Zola never played in Juventus

  • 21Youngstars ZH97
    21Youngstars ZH97 4 months ago +9

    3:40 and apparently Maldini didn’t play with Baresi...

    • Niall Wagner
      Niall Wagner 4 months ago +9

      21Youngstars ZH97 he thinks Desailly would be better for a 5 a side team, completely different to 11 a side

  • 21Youngstars ZH97
    21Youngstars ZH97 4 months ago

    PLEASE don’t tell me he put in JT....(no disrespect)

  • pterachicken
    pterachicken 4 months ago +1

    A lot of facts...

  • LD
    LD 4 months ago

    I know they played together, but careca over baggio….no no no no Gianfranco! que cosa a fatto!

  • Flav
    Flav 4 months ago +12

    Leaving Maldini for Baresi is forgivable but leaving Baggio is not!!!

  • Sai venkatagirish
    Sai venkatagirish 4 months ago

    His English is actually good

  • CFC Star
    CFC Star 4 months ago +2

    Zola25 absolute Legend, Top Team Vice Gaffer👍💙⚽👏

  • ali !
    ali ! 4 months ago +3

    I almost heard, “I’ll go for Sarri”. 😂

    • ali !
      ali ! 4 months ago

      Jay when he was choosing coach sir.

    • Jay
      Jay 4 months ago

      Sarri never played professional football though

    • ali !
      ali ! 4 months ago

      Mr.Peanutbutter 🤔

    • Mr.Peanutbutter
      Mr.Peanutbutter 4 months ago +1

      Delet this

  • IM VL
    IM VL 4 months ago +1

    Such a humble and nice guy

  • lt beats 2306
    lt beats 2306 4 months ago +1

    My retired 5 a side team is van der star gk my cb Roberto Carlos my lw Henry st pele rw Zola my midfielder Maradona

    • Jay Lupton
      Jay Lupton 4 months ago

      Thats 6 you idiot

    • JC4
      JC4 4 months ago +3

      That's 6.

  • lt beats 2306
    lt beats 2306 4 months ago

    My 5 a side team is people who still people in goal courtois defender Ramos and attackers messi ronaldo and hazard

  • lt beats 2306
    lt beats 2306 4 months ago

    Great team

  • Hodor
    Hodor 4 months ago +31

    Buffon, Maldini, Baresi, Maradona & Baggio would've been better imo

    • Ashcon Beats
      Ashcon Beats 3 months ago +4

      Think on paper ur team is better. But he was going on team chemistry, which is why he picked Careca and desailly.

    • OhYeetYeet
      OhYeetYeet 4 months ago +9

      Hodor he played with the players he named so i think he knows better than some guy in the internet

    • Μinister Lemon
      Μinister Lemon 4 months ago +6

      Well the man Zola knows :)

  • boo hoo
    boo hoo 4 months ago +3

    Can you get rid of the one dislike please who ever you are

  • Doc Dre
    Doc Dre 4 months ago +2

    Did the host mention John Terry??? smh they over hype British players. Terry isn't in the class of Desailly, Costacurta, Maldini and a bunch of other players Zola played with. Don't get it twisted, Terry played in a global popular league so he got more exposure than he deserved.

    • Seb Blackmore
      Seb Blackmore 2 months ago +1

      Doc Dre Overhyping does happen alot, (especially here in England)but JT's titles include :-

      5 Premier Leagues
      5 FA cups
      1 Champions League (1 runner up)
      1 Europa League
      3 UEFA Defender of the year
      4 UEFA Team of the year
      Rio Ferdinand:-
      6 Premier League
      2 FA cups
      1 Champions League
      1 World Club championship
      Both players played just short of 20 seasons at the highest level of football. They played a similar amount of games for both club and country, scoring at a same type of ratio.

    • Feral Rogue
      Feral Rogue 4 months ago

      Doc Dre, spotted the Arsenal fan much?

    • Doc Dre
      Doc Dre 4 months ago

      @yung oreo i take Rio, Sol Campbell, Tony Adams and even Martin Keown over bluddy over hyped Terry. Kompany too.

    • Aidan Sparkes
      Aidan Sparkes 4 months ago +2

      yung oreo Titus bramble is the best cb in history

  • dozz87
    dozz87 4 months ago +111

    Not a massive fan of Chelsea myself (LFC fan) but you can't not love Zola - absolute legend and gentleman

    WVY KING 4 months ago +9

    5 a side team is a farce. It should be 11!! But he's team is solid can't lie but he didn't mention Del Piero, Gullit and Ravelini.

    • Fncbm
      Fncbm 3 months ago

      @WVY KING Ravanelli! 😃

    • WVY KING
      WVY KING 3 months ago

      @Fncbm Ravenelli*🤣🤣

    • Fncbm
      Fncbm 3 months ago +1

      ravelini 😂

  • FreshEnd98
    FreshEnd98 4 months ago +194

    I was getting annoyed thinking who would he put ahead of Maldini. Then he said Baresi and all was fine

    • Michael Jenkins
      Michael Jenkins 4 hours ago

      @José María González Lol. Maldini didn't play nearly his whole career at FB because he wasn't good enough to play centrally! What?! What kind of thinking is that? We're going to have to agree to disagree. But if you look at almost any writers attempt to rank the footballing greats I think you'll find that the vast majority have Maldini ahead of Desailly.

    • José María González
      José María González 5 hours ago

      @Michael Jenkins Desailly's awareness was one of his best traits. He was NEVER out of position. In fact, he was so good at it, that if you watch the french run in the euro that they won, often times Emmanuel Petit would drop back to let Desailly carry the ball, as Marcel would steal the ball without touching the attackers.

      Maldini was amazing, but not perfect. His positioning wasn't always the best, hence why he'd be put as a fullback for many years, as his athleticism would allow him to catch up whenever he made a mistake. Even at this, however, Desailly was better.

      No doubt Maldini is a top Italian defender, but I wouldn't dare call him betten than Baresi and Scirea. No way.

    • Michael Jenkins
      Michael Jenkins 6 hours ago

      @José María González Wildly disagree. Maldini was a perfect defender. Absolutely perfect. Desailly wasn't close to perfect. His athleticism often got him out of problems that Maldini's perfect positioning stopped from happening in the first place. Maldini is someone who should be in just about everybody's greatest team ever. Desailly was a great player, but he's not at that level.

    • José María González
      José María González 9 hours ago

      @Michael Jenkins Maldini was a phenomenal player. Great technique, great reading of the game. Desailly had all of that, and was also faster, stronger and had a better touch on the ball. Desailly, for France, was as important as Zidane in the euro 2000 and more important, in the 98 run, that Zizou.

      Yeah, Maldini was phenomenal, but Desailly was better.

    • Marcus Hemaraj
      Marcus Hemaraj 2 months ago


  • Bodi The Original
    Bodi The Original 4 months ago

    wow no dislikes yet? guess this team is worth looking at then

  • Jim83 J
    Jim83 J 4 months ago +4


  • C D
    C D 4 months ago +3


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    Ahmad Mulya Tarmizi 4 months ago

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  • Mikey Focus
    Mikey Focus 4 months ago +50

    One of the best 5 asides so far!

  • envy Mexuz
    envy Mexuz 4 months ago +5

    Gullit didn't even get a mention nice one

    • Matthew Mrzljak
      Matthew Mrzljak 4 months ago

      It ain’t fifa

    • Frank Abo
      Frank Abo 4 months ago

      Mexiuz 7 shut up

    • envy Mexuz
      envy Mexuz 4 months ago +12

      @Abdulinho 11 so you are telling me Gigi buffon was at his prime at parma

    • Abdulinho 11
      Abdulinho 11 4 months ago +1

      Gullit wasn't at his prime with Chelsea

  • Mo Mo
    Mo Mo 4 months ago +59

    11 a side is better

  • Arka Seth
    Arka Seth 4 months ago +115

    Oof what a team. Excellent from Gianfranco. Chelsea legend.

  • KonFatty
    KonFatty 4 months ago +1


  • Sami Nokhodian
    Sami Nokhodian 4 months ago +2

    What a team

  • Hugo Rake
    Hugo Rake 4 months ago +71

    English better than Harry Kane’s.

  • FBIS Matteo
    FBIS Matteo 4 months ago +5

    Aubameyang next please

    • Pro Gamer
      Pro Gamer 4 months ago


    • Peter Guest
      Peter Guest 4 months ago +1

      Asiimwe Osama why what’s the point I can tell you what he would say “I don’t need 5 me and black panther are the best team in the world “