001 - Four Real Madrid CF players included in final XI
A host of stellar names feature in a star-studded UEFA.com Team of the Year 2016. A grand total of 7.2 million votes were cast by fans around the world, who selected their favourite footballers from the past 12 months. Players from the Spanish league dominated the final XI, with a total of eight making the team. There was a record 11th appearance for Cristiano Ronaldo in the team, with the Portuguese ace one of four players to be chosen from European champions Real Madrid CF. His teammate Sergio Ramos received the most votes with over 488,000.
The line-up is based on a 4-3-3 formation, by far the most popular chosen by fans during the voting process.
UEFA.com users' Team of the Year 2016
Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus & Italy); Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid CF & Spain), Gerard Piqué (FC Barcelona & Spain), Jérôme Boateng (FC Bayern München & Germany), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus & Italy); Andrés Iniesta (FC Barcelona & Spain), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid CF & Germany), Luka Modrić (Real Madrid CF & Croatia); Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona & Argentina), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid CF & Portugal), Antoine Griezmann (Club Atlético de Madrid & France).
Below are some key facts from the 16th annual selection of the UEFA.com users’ Team of the Year:
Full voting results and previous UEFA.com users’ Teams of the Year can be found at en.toty.uefa.com.
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