Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo headline 2015 UEFA Team of the Year

Friday January 8th, 2016

The 2015 UEFA Team of the Year was announced Friday.

After more than 7.2 million votes were cast by users to decide the team, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi received the most nods with 448,445. He shares the honor with teammates Neymar, Dani Alves, Gerard Pique and Andres Iniesta.

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo made the team for a record 10th time, and joins Messi and Neymar in the front three of the 4–3–3 formation.

Also earning spots on the 15th annual team were Juventus’ Paul Pogba, Madrid’s James Rodriguez and Sergio Ramos, and Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer and David Alaba.

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No Premier League players were selected to this year’s UEFA team, as La Liga representatives dominated the squad.

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