UEFA Team of the Year 2016: Maximum players from La Liga nominated

La Liga players dominate the list as 19 out of the listed 40 players are from the Spanish league.

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Bengaluru, Nov 22: UEFA has revealed the 40 men nominees for the UEFA Team of the Year Award 2016. [FIFA Puskas Award 2016 shortlists]

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La Liga players dominate the list as 19 out of the listed 40 players are from the Spanish league. The other players are from English Premier League, Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and one player from Premeira Division.

UEFA Team of the Year 2015 (Image courtesy: UEFA.COM Twitter handle)

Portuguese goalkeeper Rui Patricio makes the cut for the first time in his career. Owing to Portugal's triumph at the Euro 2016, Patricio has been nominated.

As usual La Liga superstars like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Gareth Bale, Neymar, Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann have all been named in the list.


Here are all the nominees for the UEFA Team of the Year Award

Goalkeepers: Rui Patricio (Sporting), Keylor Navas (Real Madrid), Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid), Gigi Buffon (Juventus).

Defenders: Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal), Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid), Pepe (Real Madrid), Juanfran (Atletico Madrid), Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich)

Midfielders: Dimitri Payet (West Ham), Yannick Carrasco (Atletico Madrid), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Riyad Mahrez (Leicester), Kevin De Bruyne (Man City), Joe Allen (Stoke), Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), N'Golo Kante (Chelsea), Grzegorz Krychowiak (PSG).

Forwards: Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Luis Suarez (Barcelona), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Man United), Gonzalo Higuain (Juventus), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund), Neymar (Barcelona), Gareth Bale (Real Madrid), Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal), Sergio Aguero (Man City).

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