Team of the Year is announced

Messi & Ronaldo in UEFA Fans' Team of the Year Neymar misses out again

Messi & Ronaldo in UEFA Fans' Team of the Year Neymar misses out again

Over 8.7 million of votes have been cast to decide UEFA's annual Team of the Year and the results have already caused huge debate among football fans.

Voted by the fans, the usual suspects of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi make the cut but to the surprise of many, only two Premier League players feature.

Paris Saint Germain stars; Neymar Jr Da Silva and Kylian Mbappe as well as Tottenham's Harry Kane were not picked for the team. Players from the Spanish league dominated the team with five Champions League winning Real Madrid players finding mentions.

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos received the most votes with 588k and is joined in the team by fellow Real team-mates Marcelo, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric.

UEFA on Thursday announced its 2017 Team of the Year. Italian veteran Gianluigi Buffon has been kept between the sticks.

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Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid): 73.7%.

Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City): 52.2%.

Luka Modric (Real Madrid): 48.5%.

A new voting record was set. At 39-years of age, Buffon became the oldest to grace the UEFA team of the year. With one more appearance, he will be equalling former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas' record of most UEFA team of the year mentions.

However, the Spurs and England forward was absent from the 2017 Team of the Year, voted for by football fans and tallied by UEFA. Despite not participating in last year's Champions League, Hazard racked up three goals and two assists in six group matches at the tail end of 2017.

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