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UEFA Team of the Year revealed

12 January 2018

De Bruyne lines up in midfield alongside Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Hazard while up front, unsurprisingly, are Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Other top players included in the team are Kevin de Bruyne, Eden Hazard, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo and Toni Kroos.

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De Gea was one of Manchester United's most important players as they claimed two trophies in 2017, including the Europa League.

The team does, however, include the English top-flight duo of Chelsea midfielder Hazard and Manchester City playmaker De Bruyne, while Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are unsurprising inclusions in the European XI. Sergio Ramos received the most votes with 588,315.

His former teammate Dani Alves is also selected, but Neymar - who left Barcelona for PSG in a world-record €222 million move in the summer - was not among the names to make the cut following nearly 8.8 million votes being cast.

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Thoughts on UEFA's Team of the Year for 2017? Players from the Spanish league dominated the team with five Champions League winning Real Madrid players finding mentions.

Neymar's move was sparked in part because of his man-of-the-match display in Barca's stunning 6-1 win over PSG in the second leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie, which the French began with a 4-0 aggregate lead.

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UEFA Team of the Year revealed