The 2000s (pronounced "two-thousands"; shortened to the ' 00s and known as the aughts or noughties) was a decade that began on January 1, 2000, and ended on December 31, 2009. The early part of the decade saw the long predicted breakthrough of economic giant China , which had double-digit growth during nearly the whole decade.
The NFL 2000s All-Decade Team is composed of outstanding performers in the National Football League in the ten years spanning 2000–2009. Only a player or coach's performance in the 2000s is used as criteria for voting. The full team was announced on January 31, 2010 during the pregame show for the 2010 Pro Bowl.