UEFA announce the candidates for the 2013 Team of the Year (not one English player included)
- December 4, 2013
UEFA has announce their candidates for selection for the 2013 team of the year, but the nominees available lack a single Englishman.
A full list of the 40 beat players in Europe, according to UEFA are as follows:
GOALKEEPERS – Petr Cech, Thibaut Courtois, David de Gea, Manuel Neuer
DEFENDERS – David Alaba, Giorgio Chiellini, Dante, Mats Hummels, Branislav Ivanovic, Philipp Lahm, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Filipe Luis, Vincent Kompany, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Thiago Silva
MIDFIELDERS – Gareth Bale, Ilkay Gundogan, Isco, Paul Pogba, Mesut Ozil, Menaja Matic, Blaise Matuidi, Marco Reus, Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Yaya Toure
STRIKERS – Sergio Aguero, Edinson Cavani, Diego Costa, Falcao, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Robert Lewandowski, Mario Mandzukic, Jackson Martinez, Lionel Messi, Thomas Muller, Cristiano Ronaldo, Robin van Persie