LB- Filipe Luis
Another Atletico Madrid player, but the defence of Diego Simeone's side has merited Luis' selection, and has been exceptional in recent times.
The 28-year-old is fantastic going forward, but has recently learnt when to use his speed and power and how to use it in the right way.
With two goals and four assists this past year, the marauding full-back's defensive work has been his strong point recently.
With Atletico neck and neck with Barcelona and showing no sign of slowing, he’s another Rojiblancos player unlucky not to make this year's shortlist.