Team of the Year is announced

Team of the Year is announced

Kane finished a year ago as the top scorer across Europe's top-five leagues, scoring an incredible 56 goals in all competitions for club and country, two more than Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.

Voted by the fans, the usual suspects of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi make the cut but to the surprise of many, only two Premier League players feature.

The team is voted for by fans with nearly nine million votes cast and lines up in a 4-4-2 formation. Sergio Ramos is in at centre back while Marcelo is on the left.

Gianluigi Buffon was voted as the preferred goalkeeper, receiving 41.8% of the votes in his position. Players from the Spanish league dominated the team with five Champions League winning Real Madrid players finding mentions.




De Bruyne's sparkling performance for Manchester City earned him a place in the team for the first time.

Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid): 55.7%.

UEFA's official website announced the group, assembled in a fantasy Team of the Year, drawing on 8.8 million votes from fans worldwide. He was picked for a fifth time and is just one appearance behind leading keeper Iker Casillas.

European champions Real Madrid have five players in the XI, while Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard are the sole Premier League representatives. The team was selected from a shortlist by UEFA.com users via a voting system.

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