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RB: Philipp Lahm

France v Croatia - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Final
MOSCOW, RUSSIA – JULY 15: Former football player Philippe Lahm holds the World Cup trophy during closing ceremony prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Germany’s 2014 World Cup-winning captain takes up our right-back spot in this line-up.

Lahm’s versatility was a useful trait, as he could also play as a defensive midfielder and as a left-back. Ultimately, though, we decided he would be better on the right flank of our defence.

The Bayern Munich icon was, without doubt, one of the best defenders of his generation. He even managed 113 caps for Germany before bowing out in style with a World Cup winner’s medal.