Kane, De Gea snubbed in 2017 UEFA Team of the Year

13 January, 2018, 01:04 | Author: Edward Fernandez
  • Gianluigi Buffon

To the surprise of absolutely nobody, European champions Real Madrid dominated the UEFA Team of the Year shortlist with 11 nominees, as the Premier League continued to lag behind their Spanish rivals.

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo lead the 2017 UEFA Fans' Team of the Year, but Neymar has been left out for the second time in succession. If so, then the UEFA.com Fans' Team of the Year 2017 is what really counts with a record (and remarkable) 8.77 million votes cast, an increase of 1.6 million over 2016.

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.

Other Real Madrid stars included are Marcelo (LB), Toni Kroos (CM), Luka Modric (RCM) and Cristiano Ronaldo (RW).

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Gianluigi Buffon was the goalkeeper chosen over De Gea, having inspired Juventus to the Champions League final.

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos received the most votes with 588k and is joined in the team by fellow Real team-mates Marcelo, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric.

Los Blancos have the most players, five, in UEFA's Team of the Year, followed by Juventus with two of their stars, while Paris Saint-Germain, FC Barcelona, Manchester City and Chelsea have one representative each.

PSG's Dani Alves was selected by the fans for the right-back spot.

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