UEFA has unveiled 2020’s Teams of the Year, as voted for by fans around the world.
Over a month of polling saw almost six million votes cast, deciding on two XI’s made up of the best male and female talent in the game right now.
Supporters were invited to select their teams from shortlists of 50 elite players playing for clubs in UEFA’s 55 member associations.
The women’s side is unsurprisingly dominated by Olympique Lyonnais’ Champions League-winning squad, with six of the eleven plying their trade with the French club.
2020 UEFA’S Women’s Player of the Year, Pernille Harder, also earns a spot after inspiring VfL Wolfsburg to another German double before moving to Chelsea later in the year.
Women’s Team of the Year 2020
• Sarah Bouhaddi (Olympique Lyonnais & France)
• Lucy Bronze (Olympique Lyonnais/Manchester City FC & England)
• Kadeisha Buchanan (Olympique Lyonnais & Canada)
• Wendie Renard (Olympique Lyonnais & France)
• Magdalena Eriksson (Chelsea FC & Sweden)
• Kheira Hamraoui (FC Barcelona & France)
• Amandine Henry (Olympique Lyonnais & France)
• Delphine Cascarino (Olympique Lyonnais & France)
• Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir (VfL Wolfsburg/Olympique Lyonnais & Iceland)
• Daniëlle van de Donk (Arsenal FC & Netherlands)
• Pernille Harder (VfL Wolfsburg/Chelsea FC & Denmark)
The men’s side sees debuts for three names, Joshua Kimmich, Thiago Alcantara and Alphonso Davies all appearing for the first time.
Cristiano Ronaldo makes his 15th appearance in the team, while Lionel Messi makes his 12th.
Men’s Team of the Year 2020
• Manuel Neuer (FC Bayern München & Germany)
• Joshua Kimmich (FC Bayern München & Germany)
• Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid CF & Spain)
• Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool FC & Netherlands)
• Alphonso Davies (FC Bayern München & Canada)
• Thiago Alcántara (FC Bayern München/Liverpool FC & Spain)
• Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City FC & Belgium)
• Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus & Portugal)
• Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona & Argentina)
• Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain & Brazil)
• Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München & Poland)
Are there any glaring omissions from the side? There’s an argument that Bruno Fernandes may have staked a claim, given the incredible form not only since his move to United, but the numbers he was racking up for Sporting Lisbon were also outstanding.
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