Chivu in team of the year

Ajax's captain Cristian Chivu has been chosen by the readers of web site in the team of the year 2002.

Chivu was voted one of the two best central defenders of Europe in 2002. Former Ajax player Clarence Seedorf, as a right midfielder, was also picked for the ideal eleven.

The full team:

Goalkeeper: Rüstu Reçber (Fenerbahçe SK and Turkey).

Defenders: Carlos Puyol (FC Barcelona and Spain), Alessandro Nesta (AC Milan and Italy), Cristian Chivu (AFC Ajax and Romania), Roberto Carlos (Real Madrid CF and Brazil).

Midfielders: Clarence Seedorf (AC Milan and the Netherlands), Michael Ballack (FC Bayern München and Germany), Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid CF and France), Damien Duff (Blackburn Rovers FC and Republic of Ireland).

Forwards: Thierry Henry (Arsenal FC and France), Ronaldo (Real Madrid CF and Brazil).

Coach: Senol Günes (Turkey)