The European football association UEFA has Monday fifty nominees for the annual election of the Team of the Year. What is surprising is that with Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard, only two compatriots to the list. Thibaut Courtois, last summer, however, voted best goalkeeper at the world Cup in Russia, belongs, surprisingly, not to the nominees.
It is striking that Courtois’ competitor at Real Madrid, the Costaricaan Keylor Navas, to nominees belongs to. Navas should since the appointment of Santiago Solari of Real Madrid coach, however, peace with the bankzittersstatuut.
Starting Monday, fans can on the website of the UEFA vote for their favorite players. The voting round ends on 11 January. That day will also be the Team of the Year announced.
Last year brought both Kevin De Bruyne as Eden Hazard, the Team of the Year. Dries Mertens and Thomas Meunier were then in the fifty nominees, but fell in the final stage.
Goalkeepers (5): Alisson Becker (Liverpool), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Keylor Navas (Real Madrid), Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid), Marc-André ter Stegen (FC Barcelona)
Defenders (15): Jordi Alba (FC Barcelona), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Gimenez (Atletico Madrid), Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid), Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli), Kostas Manolas (AS Roma), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Gerard Pique (FC Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), John Stones (Manchester City), Samuel Umtiti (FC Barcelona), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Raphael Is Looking Forward To (Real Madrid)
Midfielders (15): Casemiro (Real Madrid), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Isco (Real Madrid), N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea), Toni Duckweed (Real Madrid), James Milner (Liverpool), Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Saul Niguez (Atletico Madrid), Dimitri Payet (Olympique Marseille), Miralem Pjanic (Juventus), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Ivan Rakitic (FC Barcelona), David Silva (Manchester City)Florian Me (Olympique Marseille)
Forwards (15): Gareth Bale (Real Madrid), Edinson Cavani (PSG), Paulo Dybala (Juventus), Edin champions ‘ manager insists (AS Roma), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Sadio Mané (Liverpool), Kylian Mbappé (PSG), Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona), Neymar (PSG), Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Luis Suarez (FC Barcelona)