UEFA names Team of the Year 2017

UEFA names Team of the Year 2017

UEFA on Thursday announced its 2017 Team of the Year.

A new voting record was set.

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A grand total of 8,779,639 million votes were cast by supporters around the world, an increase of over 1.6 million on the previous year’s tally of 7.15 million.

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Players from the Spanish league dominated the final XI, with a total of six making the team.

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There was a record 12th appearance for Cristiano Ronaldo, with the Portuguese ace one of five players to be chosen from European champions Real Madrid CF. His team-mate Sergio Ramos received the most votes with 588,315.

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The line-up is based on a 4-4-2 formation, which was by far the most popular system chosen by fans during the voting process with 459,797 selections.

UEFA Team of the Year 2017 below:

  • Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus & Italy);
  • Dani Alves (Juventus/Paris Saint-Germain & Brazil),
  • Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid CF & Spain),
  • Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus & Italy),
  • Marcelo (Real Madrid CF & Brazil);
  • Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City FC & Belgium,
  • Toni Kroos (Real Madrid CF & Germany),
  • Luka Modrić (Real Madrid CF & Croatia);
  • Eden Hazard (Chelsea FC & Belgium;
  • Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona & Argentina),
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid CF & Portugal)
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