UEFA Team of the Year: Surprise as only 2 Premier League players voted into first XI

UEFA Team of the Year: Surprise as only 2 Premier League players voted into first XI

– Kevin De Bruyne and Virgil van Dijk were the only Premier League stars in the UEFA Team of the Year

– Fans voted for the players who were outstanding in last season’s Champions League campaign

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski and Neymar were the top stars selected by supporters

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Fans could only pick two Premier League stars when they selected the UEFA Team of the Year for last season.

It was no surprise that several Bayern Munich players made the cut while stars like Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Trent Alexander-Arnold were missing.

In a bizarre formation, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski and Neymar were picked in the attacking line.

UEFA Team of the Year: Surprise as only 2 Premier League players voted into first XI

De Bruyne, Van Dijk join Messi, CR7 UEFA Team of the Year voted by fans.
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Manuel Neuer was selected as the number one alongside Bayern teammates Joshua Kimmich and Alphonse Davies who were picked in the wing-back positions.

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos and Liverpool stalwart Virgil van Dijk would play at the heart of the defence.

Thiago Alcantara and the 2020 PFA Player of the Year Kevin De Bryune were the selected stars for the midfield position

Here is a full list of the UEFA Team of the Year 2020 picked by the fans

GK: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich)

RB: Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich)

CB: Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)

CB: Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)

LB: Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich)

CM: Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich/Liverpool)

CM: Kevin De Bruyne (Man City)

FW: Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)

FW: Lionel Messi (Barcelona)

FW: Neymar (PSG)

FW: Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo has finally become the highest goal-scoring footballer of all-time following his strike against Napoli in Suppercoppa.

Juventus defeated their Serie A rivals by 2-0 to claim bragging rights over the FA Cup winners with the help of their talisman Ronaldo.

Alvaro Morata scored in the fifth minute of extra time to ensure the Boanconeri’s won their first trophy of the season.

Legit.ng also reported that Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal against Sassuolo in Serie A means he has equalled the all-time record for the most goals scored in football.

The five-time ballon d’Or winner is now tied with Czech legend Josef Biscan who scored 759 goals, the most scored by an individual player in the history of the round leather game.

His brace during the 3-1 win over Udinese after the New year saw him move past Brazilian legend Pele who scored 757 goals.

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