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UEFA Fans' Team Of The Year 2017 Announced

GK Gianluigi Buffon UEFA team of the year 2017 WHO were the top performers in 2017 according to fans
Rita Gibson | 12 January, 2018, 21:16

European football's governing body ran a poll on its website to find the best XI of 2017, and the results have been announced today.

Tottenham striker and 2017's top goalscorer Harry Kane has missed out on a place in the UEFA Team of the Year, with Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard the only Premier League representatives.

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In goal is Gianluigi Buffon with a back four of Dani Alves, Sergio Ramos, Giorgio Chiellini and Marcelo.

Good news for Mohamed Salah before Man City
Salah who played in all of the Reds' league games last month notched five goals with three assists to his name. He has responded well to treatment, and as it stands is in line to be available at the weekend.

Although Neymar did not receive enough votes to make the team, his Brazil and PSG team-mate Dani Alves is in, with veteran Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon - included for the fifth time - joined by his Juventus colleague Giorgio Chiellini.

The pair are also the first ever Belgians to make the UEFA team.

To the surprise of absolutely nobody, European champions Real Madrid dominated the UEFA Team of the Year shortlist with 11 nominees, as the Premier League continued to lag behind their Spanish rivals.

The line-up is based on a 4-4-2 formation, which was by far the most popular system chosen by fans during the voting process with 459,797 selections.

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