Team of the Year is announced


Barcelona talisman Leo Messi along with his fierce rival Cristiano Ronaldo has been tipped to lead the team with Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne forming a bolstering midfield.

The team is voted for by fans with nearly nine million votes cast and lines up in a 4-4-2 formation.

Despite becoming the world's most expensive player when he moved from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain and thriving in Ligue 1, Neymar did not make the cut. Sergio Ramos is in at centre back while Marcelo is on the left. Cristiano Ronaldo made his 12 appearance in the team, alongside five other Real Madrid players.

European champions Real Madrid have five players in the XI, while Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard are the sole Premier League representatives.

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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.

The team's midfielders include two more Real Madrid players, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric.

Italian team Juventus' legend Gianluigi Buffon was also selected for the team, with his teammate Giorgio Chiellini in the center-back spot.

Neymar might not have a place but his compatriot and PSG team-mate Dani Alves has been given a berth on the right.