UEFA’s Team of the Year for 2015 has been revealed and the Ballon d’Or final three - Lionel Messi, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo - all feature.
However, Messi and Neymar’s Barcelona teammate Luis Suarez fails to make the XI, despite playing in instrumental role in his side’s treble success last season.
Messi received the most votes - the four-time Ballon d’Or winner was selected by 70 per cent of website users - while Ronaldo features in the Team of the Year for a record-breaking tenth time.
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Not a single player from the Premier League or Ligue 1 features in the Team of the Year, which is dominated by big-name stars from La Liga.
Manuel Neuer and David Alaba from Bayern Munich and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba are the only players from outside the Spanish top flight to make the final eleven.
UEFA Team of the Year
Manuel Neuer | Bayern Munich
David Alaba | Bayern Munich
Sergio Ramos | Real Madrid
Gerard Pique | Barcelona
Dani Alves | Barcelona
James Rodriguez | Real Madrid
Paul Pogba | Juventus
Andres Iniesta | Barcelona
Cristiano Ronaldo | Real Madrid
Lionel Messi | Barcelona
Neymar | Barcelona
UEFA Team of the Year stats
Goalkeeper: Manuel Neuer (Bayern München & Germany) – 3rd appearance
Defender: Dani Alves (Barcelona & Brazil) – 4
Defender: Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid & Spain) – 5
Defender: Gerard Piqué (Barcelona & Spain) – 4
Defender: David Alaba (Bayern München & Austria) – 3
Midfielder: Paul Pogba (Juventus & France) – debut
Midfielder: Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona & Spain) – 5
Midfielder: James Rodríguez (Real Madrid & Colombia) – debut
Forward: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid & Portugal) – 10 (record)
Forward: Lionel Messi (Barcelona & Argentina) – 7
Forward: Neymar (Barcelona & Brazil) – debut
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