A fine reward for a great player. At the Portuguese Football Federation's centenary celebrations, Ricardo Carvalho was named in the Selecção's all-time greatest team.
The distinction crowns a truly wonderful career for the AS Monaco defender, who has won the Champions League and UEFA Cup, three Portuguese league titles, three English league titles, one Spanish league title...
Ricky's list of achievements is hugely impressive, as is his longevity at the highest level of football. "I'm immensely proud to have been named alongside all these great players. I'm proud of my country", said Ricardo at training this morning.
All-time greatest Portuguese XI:Vítor Baía; Fernando Couto, Ricardo Carvalho, Humberto Coelho, Germano; Figo, Coluna, Rui Costa; Ronaldo, Eusébio, Futre.