Real Madrid has dominated UEFA’s Fans’ Team of the Year 2017 with five players in the XI but there is no space for Neymar despite the Paris Saint-Germain forward’s status as the world’s most expensive player.
Italian champions Juve — beaten finalists for a second time in three years — are represented by veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and defender Giorgio Chiellini.
Lionel Messi is the sole representative of Barcelona. His former teammate Dani Alves is also selected, but Neymar — who left Barcelona for PSG in a world-record €222 million move in the summer — was not among the names to make the cut following almost 8.8 million votes being cast.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Marcelo also make the cut.
Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne and Chelsea forward Eden Hazard represent the Premier League, becoming the first two Belgium players to ever make the selection.
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