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Champions League – Team of the Year 2017

UEFA has announced the Champions League Team of the year, as voted by you, the fans!

A record 8.8m fans voted for this the best 11 players of the previous calendar year, with The a Premier League having representatives being included for the first time since 2014. However, unsurprisingly its dominated by players from last season’s finalists Juventus and Real Madrid.

Goalkeeper

Gianluigi Buffon – Juventus

Could it have been anyone else? The Italian legend helped Juventus to the Champions League Final as he looked to win the one trophy that has eluded him for his whole career. Will 2018 be his year?

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Defenders

Dani Alves – PSG

He may be playing for PSG, who stormed to the top of their group this season, but Alves was also crucial in Juventus’ run to the final.

Sergio Ramos – Real Madrid

The Real Madrid captain received the highest number of votes after leading Real Madrid to their third Champions League crown in four years.

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Giorgio Chiellini – Juventus

The Italian veteran was crucial at the back for Juventus, in a defence that conceded just 10 Champions League goals in 2017, sadly four were in the final.

Marcelo – Juventus

The second highest voted for player behind Ramos, and undoubtedly the best left back in the world.


 

Who will win the 2017/18 Champions League?

Real Madrid
10 Vote
Barcelona
16 Vote
Bayern Munich
0 Vote
Juventus
0 Vote
PSG
4 Vote
Man City
1 Vote
Man Utd
5 Vote
Chelsea
15 Vote
Liverpool
4 Vote
Spurs
0 Vote
Other
3 Vote

 


Midfielders

Kevin de Bruyne – Manchester City

The first ever Manchester City to make the team of the year after his impressive start to this season. Scored once and made three assists in this year’s group stages.

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Toni Kroos – Real Madrid

Half of the best central midfield duo of the year?

Luka Modric – Real Madrid

The former Spurs star is the other half of the pretty formidable duo, and was voted the midfielder of the 2016/17 campaign.

Eden Hazard – Chelsea

The second Premier League player to make the team of the year. Wasn’t involved in last season’s tournament but has returned this year with three goals and two assists in just five starts.

 

Forwards

Lionel Messi – Barcelona

Always battling for the Balon d’Or with his great rival Cristiano Ronaldo and has had another fine year. Knocked out by finalists Juventus in the quarter finals, but has led the club to top of their group this season

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Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid

The best player in the world once again, European champion again. Was there ever any doubt that Cristiano Ronaldo would be included?

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