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UEFA Releases 40-man Nominees For Team OF The Year

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European football governing body, UEFA has released a 40-man list of nominees for this year’s UEFA Team of the year.

Barcelona’s attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar and current world footballer of the year, Cristiano Ronaldo, top the list, while the La Liga club’s dominate the list.

Just four Premier League players – Eden Hazard, Alexis Sanchez, Joe Hart and Kevin De Bruyne have made this year’s cut, with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich seeing six of their players earn a spot. 

Fans can cast their vote via a poll conducted on UEFA’s website, for the players who have impressed them most in 2015.

The four goalkeepers, 12 defenders, 12 midfielders and 12 strikers to choose from have been selected by UEFA.com’s team of writers based on performances throughout the calendar year.

Voting will close on January 5 and the team will be announced shortly after at the start of the New Year.

See The Complete List Below:

GOALKEEPERS:

Joe Hart (Manchester City), Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Denys Bokyo (Dnipro)

DEFENDERS:

Dani Alves, Gerard Pique, Javier Mascherano (Barcelona), David Alaba, Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), David Luiz, Thiago Silva (PSG), Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid), Ricardo Rodriguez (Wolfsburg), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus). 

MIDFIELDERS:

Ivan Rakitic, Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), James Rodriguez (Real Madrid), Yevhen Konoplyanka, Grzegorz Krychowiak (Sevilla), Hakan Calhanoglu (Bayer Leverkusen), Arturo Vidal (Bayern Munich), Paul Pogba and Claudio Marchisio (Juventus), Marco Verratti (PSG).

FORWARDS:
Neymar, Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale (Real Madrid), Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal), Alvaro Morata (Juventus).