ⓘ Team of the century. In team sport, team of the century and team of the decade are hypothetical best teams over a given time period. For the century team, it ca ..

                                     

ⓘ Team of the century

In team sport, team of the century and team of the decade are hypothetical best teams over a given time period. For the century team, it can be either 100 years, for a century. Similarly the team of the decade can be for 10 years or a decade.

Teams of the decade and century are selected for both leagues and clubs and sometimes selected for other reasons, such as to honour the contribution of a particular ethnic group.

Teams of the 20th century in particular have been controversial due to their loose criteria and the systemic bias toward current players, given that the performance of players before the advent of broadcasting of matches cannot be reviewed and relies on hearsay and archival records.

The Team of the Century concept used extensively in the sport of Australian rules football, where, since the mid-1990s, leagues such as the VFL/AFL or SANFL, as well as football clubs, have named their best team see Football Australian rules positions). Teams of the decades followed.

One of the most famous examples of the team of the century concept was in 1996, when the AFL Team of the Century was named on 2 September 1996, during the Leagues centenary season.

An example from Ireland was when in 1984 the GAA selected their Football Team of the Century and Hurling Team of the Century to celebrate the first 100 years of the GAA. The term was used again in 2011 when the Team of Century from the Sigerson Cup was chosen.

                                     

1. Official examples

Australian rules football

  • Greek Team of the Century
  • Italian Team of the Century
  • AFL/VFL Team of the Century
  • Indigenous Team of the Century
  • Queensland Team of the 20th Century

Baseball

  • Major League Baseball All-Century Team 1999
  • Major League Baseball All-Time Team 1997
                                     
  • The Victorian Football League - Australian Football League VFL AFL Italian Team of the Century was announced in June 2007. It recognises the role of Italian
  • the Major League Baseball All - Century Team was chosen by popular vote of fans. To select the team a panel of experts first compiled a list of the 100
  • The Hurling Team of the Century was chosen as part of the Gaelic Athletic Association s centenary year celebrations in 1984 to comprise, as a fifteen - member
  • The Australian Cricket Board Team of the Century was a theoretical cricket team selected by the Australian Cricket Board in 2000 as the best team of Australian
  • The Greek Team of the Century was a representative team chosen in 2004 in the sport of Australian rules football. Anthony Koutoufides and Peter Daicos
  • The list was released in February 2008. From this list a Team of the Century was selected a team of 17 Australian players considered to be the best
  • The Football Team of the Century was chosen as part of the Gaelic Athletic Association s centenary year celebrations in 1984 to comprise, as a fifteen - member
  • The Queensland Rugby League Team of the Century is a hypothetical team comprising the best players who have played for Queensland to form a team for 1909
  • The Indigenous Team of the Century Australian rules football was selected to recognise the role of Indigenous Australians in the sport. It was announced
  • The Ohio State Football All - Century Team was chosen in early 2000 by the Touchdown Club of Columbus. It was selected to honor the greatest Ohio State