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UEFA Team of the Year revealed

13 January 2018, 01:04 | Marlene Fleming

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi make UEFA team of the year... but there's no place for PSG star Neymar or Manchester United's David de Gea

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Over 8.7 million of votes have been cast to decide UEFA's annual Team of the Year and the results have already caused huge debate among football fans.

But there was no place for Tottenham's Kane, who was Europe's top scorer for club and country in 2017 with 56 goals, or PSG's Neymar, the world's most expensive player at £200m. Cristiano Ronaldo made his 12 appearance in the team, alongside five other Real Madrid players.

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

Real Madrid left-back Marcelo featured in 70% of teams and teammate Sergio Ramos was the most popular pick, appearing in 73.3% of sides.

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Lionel Messi was, with 59.8%, the most selected forward, followed by Cristiano Ronaldo with 55.7%, and, somewhat surprisingly, Eden Hazard with 38%.

UEFA's official website announced the group, assembled in a fantasy Team of the Year, drawing on 8.8 million votes from fans worldwide.

Although Neymar did not receive enough votes to make the team, his Brazil and PSG team-mate Dani Alves is in, with veteran Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon - included for the fifth time - joined by his Juventus colleague Giorgio Chiellini. Players from the Spanish league dominated the team with five Champions League winning Real Madrid players finding mentions.

Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian player Dani Alves was chosen by the fans for the right-back spot.



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