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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  • Ed Morrison
    Ed Morrison 11 days ago

    Maradona, Baresi and... Dennis Wise 😂

  • Va Va
    Va Va Month ago +1

    This is what Rafa Nadal will look like in 10 years.

  • rodcosmic
    rodcosmic Month ago

    What a lovely bloke! :)

  • ian morrison
    ian morrison 2 months ago

    How many footballers have players have played with so many actual world GOATs as Zola has?!
    Oh and Maldini every day! With Baresi. Two incomparable legendary defenders.

  • Vinicius Rocha
    Vinicius Rocha 3 months ago

    I wish this reporter knew a bit more of the sport of football, not only the Premier League.

  • Umus Belevinspring
    Umus Belevinspring 3 months ago

    What a player

  • Kaz lemon
    Kaz lemon 5 months ago

    Thank you Zola for talking about maradona

  • Siddhartha10100
    Siddhartha10100 5 months ago

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

  • Shebeshi Million
    Shebeshi Million 6 months ago

    Baresi played with maldini tho but ok

  • Philip Kavanagh
    Philip Kavanagh 6 months ago +2

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

    • hinckydee
      hinckydee 2 months ago

      Imo lampard is chelseas best ever player its hard to choose so many quality players Drogba, gudjohnsen, makelele. Zola did score some quality goals tho only he could of scored.

  • Gianluca Brundu
    Gianluca Brundu 6 months ago +5

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

  • Michael Jenkins
    Michael Jenkins 6 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 6 months ago

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

  • spaghettGREATJOB
    spaghettGREATJOB 7 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 7 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 7 months ago

    A solid hair transplant

  • joe pesci
    joe pesci 7 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 7 months ago

    Then yellow teeth 🙌🏻

  • perpetual burn
    perpetual burn 7 months ago +1

    nice interview with ben stiller

    • Tom
      Tom 7 months ago +3

      Respect Zola. The Italian magician

  • grooz
    grooz 7 months ago +1

    This team concedes 0 goals.

  • Harry Corman
    Harry Corman 7 months ago +2

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

  • Harry Corman
    Harry Corman 7 months ago +1

    Ahha doesn't mention messi lol

    • Iseckh.FL
      Iseckh.FL 7 months ago +4

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

  • Harry Corman
    Harry Corman 7 months ago

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

    • ian morrison
      ian morrison 2 months ago

      Yes but he is over a thousand years his peak no other keeper came near him.

  • Mebansharai Khongwir
    Mebansharai Khongwir 7 months ago

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

  • mrbighimselfup
    mrbighimselfup 7 months ago +1

    Love this man, he’s so humble...

  • Mario Van holle
    Mario Van holle 7 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 Ft9
    brian Ft9 7 months ago +2

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

  • Max Björkander
    Max Björkander 7 months ago +4

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

  • Football Fan
    Football Fan 8 months ago

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

  • Fifajesius
    Fifajesius 8 months ago


  • My Suck Dick
    My Suck Dick 8 months ago +2

    Best Affordable Icone on Fifa19 😂

  • Zim Zimma
    Zim Zimma 8 months ago +2

    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 8 months ago +3

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

    • SuckMyThumb
      SuckMyThumb 7 months ago +1

      seb pz its ok. i respect your opinion.

    • seb pz
      seb pz 7 months ago

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

    • SuckMyThumb
      SuckMyThumb 7 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 8 months ago


  • EK7
    EK7 8 months ago

    What a sound character Gianfranco is

  • veda prasad
    veda prasad 8 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.

    • ian morrison
      ian morrison 2 months ago

      Nobody is disputing that Cannavaro was great, but Baresi and Maldini were peerless.

    • ethan king
      ethan king 8 months ago +2

      Baresi was better.

    • YouLookLikeDonkeyHabibi
      YouLookLikeDonkeyHabibi 8 months ago

      Beckenbauer won it TWICE

    • dazzaburger
      dazzaburger 8 months ago

      Beckenbauer and Sammer never existed then...

  • axeman14
    axeman14 8 months ago +38

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

  • y1521t21b5
    y1521t21b5 8 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 8 months ago +17

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

    • Dick Addict
      Dick Addict 7 months ago +1

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

    • GardEngebretsen
      GardEngebretsen 7 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 7 months ago

      @GardEngebretsen liverpool this season have conceded just 20 in 36

    • GardEngebretsen
      GardEngebretsen 7 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 8 months ago +18

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

    • KN
      KN 8 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!

  • Regista Schwarzenegger
    Regista Schwarzenegger 8 months ago +8

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

  • Thirdeye147
    Thirdeye147 8 months ago +1

    He's an incredible footballer

  • yurgen yu
    yurgen yu 8 months ago +7

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

  • The Bat
    The Bat 8 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 8 months ago +2

    Has zola not played with del piero?

    • Iseckh.FL
      Iseckh.FL 7 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 8 months ago +10

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

    • Niall Wagner
      Niall Wagner 8 months ago +8

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

  • 21Youngstars ZH97
    21Youngstars ZH97 8 months ago

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

  • pterachicken
    pterachicken 8 months ago +1

    A lot of facts...

  • LD
    LD 8 months ago +1

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

  • Flav
    Flav 8 months ago +15

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

  • Sai venkatagirish
    Sai venkatagirish 8 months ago

    His English is actually good

  • CFC Star
    CFC Star 8 months ago +2

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

  • ali !
    ali ! 8 months ago +3

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

    • ali !
      ali ! 8 months ago

      Jay when he was choosing coach sir.

    • Jay
      Jay 8 months ago

      Sarri never played professional football though

    • ali !
      ali ! 8 months ago

      Mr.Peanutbutter 🤔

    • Mr.Peanutbutter
      Mr.Peanutbutter 8 months ago +1

      Delet this

  • IM VL
    IM VL 8 months ago +1

    Such a humble and nice guy

  • lt beats 2306
    lt beats 2306 8 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 8 months ago +1

      Thats 6 you idiot

    • JC4
      JC4 8 months ago +3

      That's 6.

  • lt beats 2306
    lt beats 2306 8 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 8 months ago

    Great team

  • Hodor
    Hodor 8 months ago +33

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

    • Ashcon Beats
      Ashcon Beats 8 months ago +5

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

    • vF GodItachi
      vF GodItachi 8 months ago +10

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

    • Μinister Lemon
      Μinister Lemon 8 months ago +7

      Well the man Zola knows :)

  • boo hoo
    boo hoo 8 months ago +2

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

  • Doc Dre
    Doc Dre 8 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.

    • kr tu
      kr tu 28 days ago

      Doc Dre Serie A was far more popular and dominant than the PL from the 80s to the 00s. The Premier League's explosion happened well into Terry's career.

    • Seb Blackmore
      Seb Blackmore 6 months ago

      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 8 months ago

      Doc Dre, spotted the Arsenal fan much?

    • Doc Dre
      Doc Dre 8 months ago

      @Paul Cutie Pie Early i take Rio, Sol Campbell, Tony Adams and even Martin Keown over bluddy over hyped Terry. Kompany too.