Ronaldo, Messi, de Bruyne named in Year 2017 UEFA Team

Ruben Hill
January 13, 2018

Who had the most goals, assists, saves, passes and tackles in world football during 2017? Sergio Ramos is in at centre back while Marcelo is on the left.

Chelsea winger Eden Hazard appeared in 38% of teams, while Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne featured in an impressive 52.2% of teams voted by the fans.

Keylor Navas, Dani Carvajal, Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Casemiro, Isco, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Marco Asensio, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo deservedly make the list after an incredible campaign in the Champions League.

De Bruyne's sparkling performance for Manchester City earned him a place in the team for the first time.

Toni Kroos (Real Madrid): 43.3%. At 39-years of age, Buffon became the oldest to grace the UEFA team of the year.

A total 8,779,639 votes were recorded to rake up Messi for the 9th time straight in 10 years and Ronaldo for record 11th straight time. With one more appearance, he will be equalling former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas' record of most UEFA team of the year mentions.

Real Madrid dominate UEFA's Fans' Team of the Year 2017 with five players in the XI but there is no space for Neymar despite the Paris Saint-Germain forward's status as the world's most expensive player.

The pair are also the first ever Belgians to make the UEFA team.

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