UEFA Team of the Year

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The UEFA Team of the Year is a football award given by UEFA through a poll on its official website. This award started in 2001[1] to allow users and visitors of the organization's website to choose their own eleven players and a coach based on their overall performances in European club football and international competitions.

Selection process

Until 2011, the writers at the website had constructed a short-list of sixty footballers and coaches[1] who have performed well in European club competitions, domestic competitions and international tournaments for that particular year. Users then cast their vote of a line-up consisting of eleven players (including a goalkeeper, four defenders, four midfielders, and two forwards) and a coach based on who they believed excelled in European football. After the selection is made, the user also has to select one of the players to be the captain of their team.

The format of the vote was changed in 2012 - now users first choose their preferred formation (4-4-2, 3-5-2, 3-4-3, 4-3-3 or 5-3-2), and then choose the relevant number of players for each position. The voters have a choice between 4 goalkeepers, 12 defenders, 12 midfielders and 12 forwards. The voting for best coach was discontinued.

After the votes are cast, they are tallied and the final team is announced on the UEFA website.

Appearance records

The player with the most appearances in the team is Cristiano Ronaldo, having appeared 10 times. Second is Lionel Messi having appeared seven times. Joint third are Iker Casillas and Carlos Puyol who both have six appearances each. The most consecutive appearances in the team is nine for Cristiano Ronaldo (2007–15), followed by Iker Casillas with six (2007–12), and both Thierry Henry (2001-2005) and Lionel Messi (2008-2012) with five.

The teams with the most player appearances (not including manager appearances) are Barcelona with 41, Real Madrid (35), followed by Bayern Munich (19) and Milan (18). Barcelona has been the team with the most players selected in a single season with six players in 2009 and 2010. The only other teams with more than three players in one season are Bayern Munich with four players in 2013 and five in 2014, and Real Madrid with four players in 2003 and 2012–2015.

The manager with the most appearances is José Mourinho, with four appearances (one with Internazionale, two with Porto and one with Chelsea). He is followed by Alex Ferguson who has three appearances.

Team of the Year 2001

Player Team Appearance
Spain Santiago Cañizares Spain Valencia 1
Romania Cosmin Contra Spain Alavés / Italy Milan 1
Finland Sami Hyypiä England Liverpool 1
Sweden Patrik Andersson Germany Bayern Munich / Spain Barcelona 1
France Bixente Lizarazu Germany Bayern Munich 1
England David Beckham England Manchester United 1
France Patrick Vieira England Arsenal 1
France Zinedine Zidane Italy Juventus / Spain Real Madrid 1
Argentina Kily González Spain Valencia 1
France Thierry Henry England Arsenal 1
France David Trezeguet Italy Juventus 1

Coach: France Gérard Houllier: England Liverpool

Source:[2]

Players who played for two teams during the voting year have the club they transferred to during a transfer window listed second.

Team of the Year 2002

Player Team Appearance
Turkey Rüştü Reçber Turkey Fenerbahçe 1
Spain Carles Puyol Spain Barcelona 1
Italy Alessandro Nesta Italy Lazio / Italy Milan 1
Romania Christian Chivu Netherlands Ajax 1
Brazil Roberto Carlos Spain Real Madrid 1
Netherlands Clarence Seedorf Italy Internazionale / Italy Milan 1
Germany Michael Ballack Germany Bayer Leverkusen / Germany Bayern Munich 1
France Zinedine Zidane Spain Real Madrid 2
Republic of Ireland Damien Duff England Blackburn Rovers 1
France Thierry Henry England Arsenal 2
Brazil Ronaldo Italy Internazionale / Spain Real Madrid 1

Coach: Turkey Şenol Güneş: Turkey Turkey

Source:[3]

Players who played for two teams during the voting year have their the club they transferred to during a transfer window listed second.

Team of the Year 2003

Player Team Appearance
Italy Gianluigi Buffon Italy Juventus 1
Portugal Paulo Ferreira Portugal Porto 1
Italy Alessandro Nesta Italy Milan 2
Italy Paolo Maldini Italy Milan 1
Brazil Roberto Carlos Spain Real Madrid 2
Portugal Luís Figo Spain Real Madrid 1
England David Beckham England Manchester United / Spain Real Madrid 2
France Zinedine Zidane Spain Real Madrid 3
Czech Republic Pavel Nedvěd Italy Juventus 1
France Thierry Henry England Arsenal 3
Netherlands Ruud van Nistelrooy England Manchester United 1

Coach: Portugal José Mourinho: Portugal Porto

Source:[4]

Players who played for two teams during the voting year have their the club they transferred to during a transfer window listed second.

Team of the Year 2004

Player Team Appearance
Italy Gianluigi Buffon Italy Juventus 2
Brazil Cafu Italy Milan 1
Portugal Ricardo Carvalho Portugal Porto / England Chelsea 1
Italy Alessandro Nesta Italy Milan 3
England Ashley Cole England Arsenal 1
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo England Manchester United 1
Portugal Maniche Portugal Porto 1
Brazil Ronaldinho Spain Barcelona 1
Czech Republic Pavel Nedvěd Italy Juventus 2
France Thierry Henry England Arsenal 4
Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko Italy Milan 1

Coach: Portugal José Mourinho: England Chelsea / Portugal Porto

Source:[5]

Players who played for two teams during the voting year have their the club they transferred to during a transfer window listed second.

Team of the Year 2005

Player Team Appearance
Czech Republic Petr Čech England Chelsea 1
Brazil Cafu Italy Milan 2
England John Terry England Chelsea 1
Spain Carles Puyol Spain Barcelona 2
Italy Paolo Maldini Italy Milan 2
Spain Luis García England Liverpool 1
England Steven Gerrard England Liverpool 1
Brazil Ronaldinho Spain Barcelona 2
Czech Republic Pavel Nedvěd Italy Juventus 3
Cameroon Samuel Eto'o Spain Barcelona 1
Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko Italy Milan 2

Coach: Portugal José Mourinho: England Chelsea

Source:[6]

Team of the Year 2006

Player Team Appearance
Italy Gianluigi Buffon Italy Juventus 3
Italy Gianluca Zambrotta Italy Juventus / Spain Barcelona 1
Italy Fabio Cannavaro Italy Juventus / Spain Real Madrid 1
Spain Carles Puyol Spain Barcelona 3
Germany Philipp Lahm Germany Bayern Munich 1
England Steven Gerrard England Liverpool 2
Spain Cesc Fàbregas England Arsenal 1
Brazil Kaká Italy Milan 1
Brazil Ronaldinho Spain Barcelona 3
France Thierry Henry England Arsenal 5
Cameroon Samuel Eto'o Spain Barcelona 2

Coach: Netherlands Frank Rijkaard: Spain Barcelona

Source:[7]

Players who played for two teams during the voting year have their the club they transferred to during a transfer window listed second.

Team of the Year 2007

Player Team Appearance
Spain Iker Casillas Spain Real Madrid 1
Brazil Daniel Alves Spain Sevilla 1
Italy Alessandro Nesta Italy Milan 4
England John Terry England Chelsea 2
France Éric Abidal France Lyon / Spain Barcelona 1
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo England Manchester United 2
England Steven Gerrard England Liverpool 3
Brazil Kaká Italy Milan 2
Netherlands Clarence Seedorf Italy Milan 2
Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović Italy Internazionale 1
Ivory Coast Didier Drogba England Chelsea 1

Coach: Scotland Alex Ferguson: England Manchester United

Source:[8]

Players who played for two teams during the voting year have their the club they transferred to during a transfer window listed second.

Team of the Year 2008

Player Team Appearance
Spain Iker Casillas Spain Real Madrid 2
Spain Sergio Ramos Spain Real Madrid 1
England John Terry England Chelsea 3
Spain Carles Puyol Spain Barcelona 4
Germany Philipp Lahm Germany Bayern Munich 2
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo England Manchester United 3
Spain Xavi Spain Barcelona 1
Spain Cesc Fàbregas England Arsenal 2
France Franck Ribéry Germany Bayern Munich 1
Argentina Lionel Messi Spain Barcelona 1
Spain Fernando Torres England Liverpool 1

Coach: Scotland Alex Ferguson: England Manchester United

Source:[9]

Team of the Year 2009

Player Team Appearance
Spain Iker Casillas Spain Real Madrid 3
Brazil Dani Alves Spain Barcelona 2
England John Terry England Chelsea 4
Spain Carles Puyol Spain Barcelona 5
France Patrice Evra England Manchester United 1
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo England Manchester United / Spain Real Madrid 4
Spain Xavi Spain Barcelona 2
Brazil Kaká Italy Milan / Spain Real Madrid 3
Spain Andrés Iniesta Spain Barcelona 1
Argentina Lionel Messi Spain Barcelona 2
Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović Italy Internazionale / Spain Barcelona 2

Coach: Spain Josep Guardiola: Spain Barcelona

Source:[10]

Players who played for two teams during the voting year have their the club they transferred to during a transfer window listed second.

Team of the Year 2010

Player Team Appearance
Spain Iker Casillas Spain Real Madrid 4
Brazil Maicon Italy Internazionale 1
Spain Gerard Piqué Spain Barcelona 1
Spain Carles Puyol Spain Barcelona 6
England Ashley Cole England Chelsea 2
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Spain Real Madrid 5
Spain Xavi Spain Barcelona 3
Netherlands Wesley Sneijder Italy Internazionale 1
Spain Andrés Iniesta Spain Barcelona 2
Argentina Lionel Messi Spain Barcelona 3
Spain David Villa Spain Valencia / Spain Barcelona 1

Coach: Portugal José Mourinho: Italy Internazionale/ Spain Real Madrid

Source:[11]

Players who played for two teams during the voting year have their the club they transferred to during a transfer window listed second.

Team of the Year 2011

Player Team Appearance
Spain Iker Casillas Spain Real Madrid 5
Brazil Daniel Alves Spain Barcelona 3
Spain Gerard Piqué Spain Barcelona 2
Brazil Thiago Silva Italy Milan 1
Brazil Marcelo Spain Real Madrid 1
Netherlands Arjen Robben Germany Bayern Munich 1
Spain Xavi Spain Barcelona 4
Spain Andrés Iniesta Spain Barcelona 3
Wales Gareth Bale England Tottenham Hotspur 1
Argentina Lionel Messi Spain Barcelona 4
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Spain Real Madrid 6

Source:[12]

Voting for a coach ended this year.

Team of the Year 2012

Player Team Appearance
Spain Iker Casillas Spain Real Madrid 6
Spain Sergio Ramos Spain Real Madrid 2
Spain Gerard Piqué Spain Barcelona 3
Brazil Thiago Silva Italy Milan / France Paris Saint-Germain 2
Germany Philipp Lahm Germany Bayern Munich 3
Spain Andrés Iniesta Spain Barcelona 4
Spain Xavi Spain Barcelona 5
Italy Andrea Pirlo Italy Juventus 1
Germany Mesut Özil Spain Real Madrid 1
Argentina Lionel Messi Spain Barcelona 5
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Spain Real Madrid 7

Source:[13]

Players who played for two teams during the voting year have their the club they transferred to during a transfer window listed second.

Team of the Year 2013

Player Team Appearance
Germany Manuel Neuer Germany Bayern Munich 1
Germany Philipp Lahm Germany Bayern Munich 4
Brazil Thiago Silva France Paris Saint-Germain 3
Spain Sergio Ramos Spain Real Madrid 3
Austria David Alaba Germany Bayern Munich 1
Wales Gareth Bale England Tottenham Hotspur / Spain Real Madrid 2
Germany Marco Reus Germany Borussia Dortmund 1
Germany Mesut Özil Spain Real Madrid / England Arsenal 2
France Franck Ribéry Germany Bayern Munich 2
Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović France Paris Saint-Germain 3
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Spain Real Madrid 8

Source:[14]

Players who played for two teams during the voting year have their the club they transferred to during a transfer window listed second.

Team of the Year 2014

Player Team Appearance
Germany Manuel Neuer Germany Bayern Munich 2
Germany Philipp Lahm Germany Bayern Munich 5
Spain Sergio Ramos Spain Real Madrid 4
Uruguay Diego Godín Spain Atlético Madrid 1
Austria David Alaba Germany Bayern Munich 2
Netherlands Arjen Robben Germany Bayern Munich 2
Germany Toni Kroos Germany Bayern Munich / Spain Real Madrid 1
Argentina Ángel Di María Spain Real Madrid / England Manchester United 1
Argentina Lionel Messi Spain Barcelona 6
Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović France Paris Saint-Germain 4
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Spain Real Madrid 9

Source:[15]

Players who played for two teams during the voting year have their the club they transferred to during a transfer window listed second.

Team of the Year 2015

Player Team Appearance
Germany Manuel Neuer Germany Bayern Munich 3
Brazil Daniel Alves Spain Barcelona 4
Spain Sergio Ramos Spain Real Madrid 5
Spain Gerard Piqué Spain Barcelona 4
Austria David Alaba Germany Bayern Munich 3
France Paul Pogba Italy Juventus 1
Spain Andrés Iniesta Spain Barcelona 5
Colombia James Rodriguez Spain Real Madrid 1
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Spain Real Madrid 10
Argentina Lionel Messi Spain Barcelona 7
Brazil Neymar Spain Barcelona 1

Source:[16]

Most appearances

By player

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo has made the most appearances on the UEFA Team of the Year with 10 appearances in total.
Player Appearances
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo 10
Argentina Lionel Messi 7
Spain Iker Casillas 6
Spain Carles Puyol
France Thierry Henry 5
Spain Andrés Iniesta
Germany Philipp Lahm
Spain Sergio Ramos
Spain Xavi
Brazil Daniel Alves 4
Italy Alessandro Nesta
Spain Gerard Piqué
England John Terry
Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović
Austria David Alaba 3
Italy Gianluigi Buffon
England Steven Gerrard
Brazil Kaká
Germany Manuel Neuer
Czech Republic Pavel Nedvěd
Brazil Ronaldinho
Brazil Thiago Silva
France Zinedine Zidane
Wales Gareth Bale 2
England David Beckham
Brazil Cafu
England Ashley Cole
Cameroon Samuel Eto'o
Spain Cesc Fàbregas
Italy Paolo Maldini
Germany Mesut Özil
France Franck Ribéry
Netherlands Arjen Robben
Brazil Roberto Carlos
Netherlands Clarence Seedorf
Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko
39 players 1

By manager

José Mourinho
José Mourinho is the manager with the most appearances (4) in the UEFA Team of the Year.
Manager Appearances
Portugal José Mourinho 4
Scotland Alex Ferguson 2
France Gérard Houllier 1
Turkey Şenol Güneş
Netherlands Frank Rijkaard
Spain Josep Guardiola

By club

Club Players
Spain Barcelona 41
Spain Real Madrid 35
Germany Bayern Munich 19
Italy Milan 18
Italy Juventus 12
England Arsenal 10
England Manchester United 9
England Chelsea 8
Italy Internazionale 6
England Liverpool
Portugal Porto 3
France Paris Saint-Germain
Spain Valencia
England Tottenham 2
Netherlands Ajax 1
Spain Alavés
Germany Bayer Leverkusen
England Blackburn Rovers
Germany Borussia Dortmund
Turkey Fenerbahçe
Italy Lazio
France Lyon
Spain Sevilla

By country

Country Players
Spain Spain 37
Brazil Brazil 21
France France 16
Portugal Portugal 14
Germany Germany 13
Italy Italy 12
England England 11
Argentina Argentina 7
Netherlands Netherlands 5
Czech Republic Czech Republic 4
Sweden Sweden
Austria Austria 3
Cameroon Cameroon 2
Turkey Turkey
Romania Romania
Ukraine Ukraine
Wales Wales
Colombia Colombia 1
Ivory Coast Côte d'Ivoire
Finland Finland
Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland

UEFA Ultimate Team of the Year

In November 2015, UEFA published their Ultimate Team of the Year, composed of the eighteen players (eleven starters and seven substitutes) with the all-time most appearances in the UEFA Team of the Year, since its inception in 2001.[17]

All-time XI Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards
Spain Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) Germany Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich)
Spain Carles Puyol (Barcelona)
Italy Alessandro Nesta (Milan)
Spain Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Spain Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
England Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)
Spain Xavi (Barcelona)
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United/Real Madrid)
France Thierry Henry (Arsenal)
Argentina Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
Substitutes Appearances (as of 2015)
England John Terry 4
Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović 4
Italy Gianluigi Buffon 3
Czech Republic Pavel Nedvěd 3
France Zinedine Zidane 3
Brazil Ronaldinho 3
Brazil Kaká 3

See also

References

  1. ^ a b UEFA Team of the Year - Awards History, retrieved 2007-12-13 
  2. ^ "TEAM OF THE YEAR 2001". UEFA.com. 
  3. ^ "TEAM OF THE YEAR 2002". UEFA.com. 
  4. ^ "TEAM OF THE YEAR 2003". UEFA.com. 
  5. ^ "TEAM OF THE YEAR 2004". UEFA.com. 
  6. ^ "TEAM OF THE YEAR 2005". UEFA.com. 
  7. ^ "TEAM OF THE YEAR 2006". UEFA.com. 
  8. ^ "TEAM OF THE YEAR 2007". UEFA.com. 
  9. ^ "TEAM OF THE YEAR 2008". UEFA.com. 
  10. ^ "TEAM OF THE YEAR 2009". UEFA.com. 
  11. ^ "TEAM OF THE YEAR 2010". UEFA.com. 
  12. ^ "TEAM OF THE YEAR 2011". UEFA.com. 
  13. ^ "TEAM OF THE YEAR 2012". UEFA.com. 
  14. ^ "UEFA.com users' Team of the Year 2013 revealed". UEFA.com. 
  15. ^ "Team of the Year 2014". UEFA.com. 
  16. ^ "Team of the Year 2015". UEFA.com. 8 January 2016. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  17. ^ "Ultimate Team of the Year: the all-time XI". UEFA.com. 30 November 2015. Retrieved 12 December 2015. 

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