Published: Fri, January 12, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

UEFA Announce Official 2017 Team Of The Year, Neymar Snubbed

UEFA Announce Official 2017 Team Of The Year, Neymar Snubbed

Kane finished previous year as the top scorer across Europe's top-five leagues, scoring an incredible 56 goals in all competitions for club and country, two more than Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) website has concluded its voting, as a result of which the readers have selected the 2017 Team of the Year.

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.

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

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At 39-years-old, Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon extends his record as the oldest player to make the team while the only other Serie A player included is team-mate Giorgio Chiellini.

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.

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

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

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