Thursday, 18 January, 2018

Ronaldo, Messi, de Bruyne named in Year 2017 UEFA Team

1515669136_33ccd UEFA Announce Official 2017 Team Of The Year, Neymar Snubbed
Elias Hubbard | 13 January, 2018, 01:05

Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne and Chelsea's Eden Hazard have been named in UEFA's Team of the Year for 2017.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi headline the 2017 UEFA Team of the Year.

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea was also a surprise omission from the list - with many regarding the Spaniard the finest goalkeeper in world football.

The team is voted for by fans with nearly nine million votes cast and lines up in a 4-4-2 formation.

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos received the most votes with 588k and is joined in the team by fellow Real team-mates Marcelo, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric. Italian veteran Gianluigi Buffon has been kept between the sticks.

Sergio Ramos was the most selected player overall, being chosen in 73.7% of the voters' teams, followed by his teammate Marcelo, who appeared in 70% of the best XIs.

Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City): 52.2%.

A total 8,779,639 votes were recorded to rake up Messi for the 9th time straight in 10 years and Ronaldo for record 11th straight time.

The players led their team to a historic season winning five titles in one year for the first time in the club's history. Despite not participating in last year's Champions League, Hazard racked up three goals and two assists in six group matches at the tail end of 2017. The team was selected from a shortlist by UEFA.com users via a voting system.

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