UEFA Announce Official 2017 Team Of The Year, Neymar Snubbed

Posted January 13, 2018

Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Kroos, Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo join the eleven which is also composed of: Buffon (Juventus), Alves (Juventus / PSG), Chiellini (Juventus), De Bruyne (Manchester City), Hazard (Chelsea) and Barcelona's Lionel Messi.

A record 8.8m votes were cast to decide the XI, with users deciding on their preferred formation from a shortlist of 50 players chosen by the UEFA.com editorial team.

The wide midfielders were the only English Premier League representatives - Chelsea's Eden Hazard and Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne.

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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.

And while there have been disappointments for both club and country in 2017, Gianluigi Buffon will be happy to have been selected between the sticks.

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Hazard is voted as the third member of an attacking trident in a team dominated by Real Madrid stars after Zinedine Zidane's men retained the Champions League and beat Barca to winning LaLiga a year ago. With one more appearance, he will be equalling former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas' record of most UEFA team of the year mentions.

UEFA have announced their official 2017 Team of the Year, but Neymar did not make the cut.

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