Ronaldo and Messi headline the 2017 UEFA Team of the Year

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Paris Saint Germain stars; Neymar Jr Da Silva and Kylian Mbappe as well as Tottenham's Harry Kane were not picked for the team.

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.

Thoughts on UEFA's Team of the Year for 2017?

In terms of players, the Spanish league dominated the final selection with six making the final team. His Madrid teammate Marcelo was the second most selected player with 70% votes. Italian veteran Gianluigi Buffon has been kept between the sticks. A poll of users on UEFA.com picked Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Marcelo among the best players of previous year.

Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid): 73.7%.


It is the pair's debut appearance in the line-up and they are the first Belgians to be voted into the Team of the Year while De Bruyne is the first City player to have made the XI.

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

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.

39-year-old Gianluigi Buffon extends his record as the oldest ever player to make the team.

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