EA Sports Asks Soccer Greats -- and a Llama -- to Pick a Dream Team

Comedian Lloyd Griffith Stars in Documentary Marking FIFA Ballon D'Or Announcement

By Alexandra Jardine. Published on Jan 08, 2016

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In the run up to the official FIFA Ballon d'Or award announcement* (commending the best soccer players of the year) today, EA Sports enlisted British comedian and soccer fan, Lloyd Griffith, to interview soccer greats from around the world -- and a llama.

In "The Quest For The Best," a 24-minute film by W&K Amsterdam, the likeable Griffith researches opinions on the best 11 players in the world from pundits including "Nicholas the score-predicting llama," as well as the scout who found Lionel Messi, ex-players Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs, the "world's strongest footballer" Adebayo Akinfenwa, aka "The Beast," statistician Duncan Alexander, and four times Ballon d'Or winner, Lionel Messi himself.

The documentary, directed by Joe Roberts, culminates with Griffith announcing his own Team of the Year; it's running online as well as on the U.K.'s Sky Sports channel.

*Messi was the eventual recipient of the award.

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Jan 08, 2016
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