Multiple Ballon d’Or winners Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo lead the 2017 UEFA Fans’ Team of the Year, but Neymar has been left out for the second time in succession.
Despite becoming the world’s most expensive player when he moved from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for €222 million and thriving in Ligue 1, Neymar did not make the cut.
Instead, Eden Hazard of Chelsea is the third member of an attacking trident in a team dominated by Real Madrid stars after Zinedine Zidane’s men retained the Champions League and beat Barca to winning La Liga last year.
UEFA.com Fans’ Team of the Year 2017 in full:
Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus & Italy)
Dani Alves (Juventus/Paris Saint-Germain & Brazil),
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid & Spain),
Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus & Italy),
Marcelo (Real Madrid & Brazil);
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City & Belgium),
Toni Kroos (Real Madrid & Germany),
Luka Modric (Real Madrid & Croatia);
Eden Hazard (Chelsea & Belgium),
Lionel Messi (Barcelona & Argentina),
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid & Portugal).