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UEFA Team of the Year: Bayern dominate, Ronaldo's record

UEFA Team of the Year 2014
UEFA's Team of the Year contains some of the best players in Europe.

A record number of votes were cast in the 2014 UEFA Team of the Year poll, with Bayern Munich seeing four players nominated and a record ninth appearance for Cristiano Ronaldo.

Picked from a shortlist of 40 by staff writers, a total of 8.6 million votes were cast to pick the final XI in an attacking 4-3-3, which surpasses 2013 when 6.3 million selections were made.

Ronaldo received the most votes, 623,046, which Messi reclaims his place after missing out last year. La Liga were the top represented league, however, as five of their players were picked, while only Angel Di Maria made it from the English Premier League.

Full team: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich & Germany), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid & Spain), Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich & Germany), David Alaba (Bayern Munich & Austria), Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid & Uruguay), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich & Netherlands), Angel Di María (Real Madrid/Manchester United FC & Argentina), Toni Kroos (Bayern Munich/Real Madrid & Germany), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid & Portugal), Lionel Messi (Barcelona & Argentina), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain & Sweden).

Full voting results and previous users' Teams of the Year can be found here.


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