UEFA Team of the Year

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UEFA Team of the Year
Presented by UEFA
First awarded2001
Most awards Cristiano Ronaldo
(13 appearances)
Website toty.uefa.com

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.

UEFA international sport governing body

The Union of European Football Associations is the administrative body for association football, futsal and beach soccer in Europe, although several member states are primarily or entirely located in Asia. It is one of six continental confederations of world football's governing body FIFA. UEFA consists of 55 national association members.

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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 thirteen times. Second is Lionel Messi, having appeared ten times. Sergio Ramos comes third with eight appearances. The most consecutive appearances in the team is twelve for Cristiano Ronaldo (2007–2018), followed by Sergio Ramos with seven (2012–2018) and Iker Casillas (2007–2012) with six.

Cristiano Ronaldo Portuguese footballer

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos AveiroGOIH ComM is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus and captains the Portugal national team. Often considered the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Ronaldo has won five FIFA Ballon d'or/Best FIFA Men's Player awards, the most for a European player, and four European Golden Shoes. He has won 29 trophies in his career, including six league titles, five UEFA Champions Leagues, one UEFA European Championship, and one UEFA Nations League. A prolific goalscorer, Ronaldo holds the records for most goals scored in the UEFA Champions League (127) and the UEFA European Championship (9), as well as those for most assists in the Champions League (39). He has scored more than 710 senior career goals for club and country.

Lionel Messi Argentine footballer

Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward and captains both Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team. Often considered the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Messi has won a record six FIFA Ballon d'or/Best FIFA Men's Player awards, and a record six European Golden Shoes. He has spent his entire professional career with Barcelona, where he has won a club-record 34 trophies, including ten La Liga titles, four UEFA Champions League titles and six Copas del Rey. A prolific goalscorer and a creative playmaker, Messi holds the records for most goals in La Liga (420), a La Liga and European league season (50), most hat-tricks in the UEFA Champions League (8), and most assists in La Liga (163) and the Copa América (13). He has scored more than 690 senior career goals for club and country.

Sergio Ramos Spanish professional footballer

Sergio Ramos García is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for and captains both Real Madrid and the senior Spain national team as a centre back. He has also played as a right back. Ramos is regarded by many as one of the greatest ever defenders and he has also received praise for his passing and goalscoring capabilities.

The teams with the most player appearances (not including manager appearances) are Real Madrid (49), Barcelona with 47, followed by Bayern Munich (20) 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 five players in 2017 and 2018, and four in 2003, 2012–2014 and 2016.

FC Barcelona Association football club in Barcelona

Futbol Club Barcelona, commonly referred to as Barcelona and colloquially known as Barça, is a Spanish professional football club based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

FC Bayern Munich German multi-sport club, noted for its association football team

Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V., commonly known as FC Bayern München, FCB, Bayern Munich, or FC Bayern, is a German sports club based in Munich, Bavaria. It is best known for its professional football team, which plays in the Bundesliga, the top tier of the German football league system, and is the most successful club in German football history, having won a record 29 national titles and 19 national cups.

A.C. Milan Italian association football club based in the city of Milan founded in 1899

Associazione Calcio Milan, commonly referred to as A.C. Milan or simply Milan, is a professional football club in Milan, Italy, founded in 1899. The club has spent its entire history, with the exception of the 1980–81 and 1982–83 seasons, in the top flight of Italian football, known as Serie A since 1929–30.

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 two appearances.

José Mourinho Portuguese association football player and manager

José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix, GOIH, is a Portuguese professional football coach and former player who currently works at Sky Sports as a pundit. He most recently served as manager of English club Manchester United. As a manager, Mourinho has won 25 major honours, making him one of the most successful managers of all time. He was named Portuguese Coach of the Century by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) in 2015, and was the first coach to spend more than £1 billion on transfers. Due to his tactical knowledge, charismatic and controversial personality, and what his opponents regard as an emphasis on getting results over playing beautiful football, he has drawn comparisons, by both admirers and critics, with Argentine manager Helenio Herrera. He is regarded as one of the greatest managers of all time.

Inter Milan Association football club based in Milan, Italy

Football Club Internazionale Milano, commonly referred to as Internazionale or simply Inter and colloquially known as Inter Milan outside Italy, is an Italian professional football club based in Milan, Lombardy. Inter is the only Italian club to have never been relegated from the top flight.

FC Porto association football club based in Porto, Portugal

Futebol Clube do Porto, MHIH, OM, commonly known as FC Porto or simply Porto, is a Portuguese sports club based in Porto. It is best known for the professional football team playing in the Primeira Liga, the top flight of Portuguese football.

Team of the Year 2001

PlayerTeam(s)Appearance
Flag of Spain.svg Santiago Cañizares Flag of Spain.svg Valencia 1st
Flag of Romania.svg Cosmin Contra Flag of Spain.svg Deportivo Alavés
Flag of Italy.svg AC Milan
1st
Flag of Finland.svg Sami Hyypiä Flag of England.svg Liverpool 1st
Flag of Sweden.svg Patrik Andersson Flag of Germany.svg Bayern Munich
Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona
1st
Flag of France.svg Bixente Lizarazu Flag of Germany.svg Bayern Munich 1st
Flag of England.svg David Beckham Flag of England.svg Manchester United 1st
Flag of France.svg Patrick Vieira Flag of England.svg Arsenal 1st
Flag of France.svg Zinedine Zidane Flag of Italy.svg Juventus
Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid
1st
Flag of Argentina.svg Kily González Flag of Spain.svg Valencia 1st
Flag of France.svg Thierry Henry Flag of England.svg Arsenal 1st
Flag of France.svg David Trezeguet Flag of Italy.svg Juventus 1st

Coach: Flag of France.svg Gérard Houllier: Flag of England.svg 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

PlayerTeam(s)Appearance
Flag of Turkey.svg Rüştü Reçber Flag of Turkey.svg Fenerbahçe 1st
Flag of Spain.svg Carles Puyol Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 1st
Flag of Italy.svg Alessandro Nesta Flag of Italy.svg Lazio
Flag of Italy.svg Milan
1st
Flag of Romania.svg Cristian Chivu Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ajax 1st
Flag of Brazil.svg Roberto Carlos Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid 1st
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Clarence Seedorf Flag of Italy.svg Internazionale
Flag of Italy.svg Milan
1st
Flag of Germany.svg Michael Ballack Flag of Germany.svg Bayer Leverkusen
Flag of Germany.svg Bayern Munich
1st
Flag of France.svg Zinedine Zidane Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid 2nd
Flag of Ireland.svg Damien Duff Flag of England.svg Blackburn Rovers 1st
Flag of France.svg Thierry Henry Flag of England.svg Arsenal 2nd
Flag of Brazil.svg Ronaldo Flag of Italy.svg Internazionale
Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid
1st

Coach: Flag of Turkey.svg Şenol Güneş: Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey

Source: [3]

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 2003

PlayerTeam(s)Appearance
Flag of Italy.svg Gianluigi Buffon Flag of Italy.svg Juventus 1st
Flag of Portugal.svg Paulo Ferreira Flag of Portugal.svg Porto 1st
Flag of Italy.svg Alessandro Nesta Flag of Italy.svg Milan 2nd
Flag of Italy.svg Paolo Maldini Flag of Italy.svg Milan 1st
Flag of Brazil.svg Roberto Carlos Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid 2nd
Flag of Portugal.svg Luís Figo Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid 1st
Flag of England.svg David Beckham Flag of England.svg Manchester United
Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid
2nd
Flag of France.svg Zinedine Zidane Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid 3rd
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Nedvěd Flag of Italy.svg Juventus 1st
Flag of France.svg Thierry Henry Flag of England.svg Arsenal 3rd
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ruud van Nistelrooy Flag of England.svg Manchester United 1st

Coach: Flag of Portugal.svg José Mourinho: Flag of Portugal.svg Porto

Source: [4]

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 2004

PlayerTeam(s)Appearance
Flag of Italy.svg Gianluigi Buffon Flag of Italy.svg Juventus 2nd
Flag of Brazil.svg Cafu Flag of Italy.svg Milan 1st
Flag of Portugal.svg Ricardo Carvalho Flag of Portugal.svg Porto
Flag of England.svg Chelsea
1st
Flag of Italy.svg Alessandro Nesta Flag of Italy.svg Milan 3rd
Flag of England.svg Ashley Cole Flag of England.svg Arsenal 1st
Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo Flag of England.svg Manchester United 1st
Flag of Portugal.svg Maniche Flag of Portugal.svg Porto 1st
Flag of Brazil.svg Ronaldinho Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 1st
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Nedvěd Flag of Italy.svg Juventus 2nd
Flag of France.svg Thierry Henry Flag of England.svg Arsenal 4th
Flag of Ukraine.svg Andriy Shevchenko Flag of Italy.svg Milan 1st

Coach: Flag of Portugal.svg José Mourinho: Flag of Portugal.svg Porto / Flag of England.svg Chelsea

Source: [5]

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 2005

PlayerTeam(s)Appearance
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Petr Čech Flag of England.svg Chelsea 1st
Flag of Brazil.svg Cafu Flag of Italy.svg Milan 2nd
Flag of England.svg John Terry Flag of England.svg Chelsea 1st
Flag of Spain.svg Carles Puyol Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 2nd
Flag of Italy.svg Paolo Maldini Flag of Italy.svg Milan 2nd
Flag of Spain.svg Luis García Flag of England.svg Liverpool 1st
Flag of England.svg Steven Gerrard Flag of England.svg Liverpool 1st
Flag of Brazil.svg Ronaldinho Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 2nd
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Nedvěd Flag of Italy.svg Juventus 3rd
Flag of Cameroon.svg Samuel Eto'o Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 1st
Flag of Ukraine.svg Andriy Shevchenko Flag of Italy.svg Milan 2nd

Coach: Flag of Portugal.svg José Mourinho: Flag of England.svg Chelsea

Source: [6]

Team of the Year 2006

PlayerTeam(s)Appearance
Flag of Italy.svg Gianluigi Buffon Flag of Italy.svg Juventus 3rd
Flag of Italy.svg Gianluca Zambrotta Flag of Italy.svg Juventus
Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona
1st
Flag of Italy.svg Fabio Cannavaro Flag of Italy.svg Juventus
Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid
1st
Flag of Spain.svg Carles Puyol Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 3rd
Flag of Germany.svg Philipp Lahm Flag of Germany.svg Bayern Munich 1st
Flag of England.svg Steven Gerrard Flag of England.svg Liverpool 2nd
Flag of Spain.svg Cesc Fàbregas Flag of England.svg Arsenal 1st
Flag of Brazil.svg Kaká Flag of Italy.svg Milan 1st
Flag of Brazil.svg Ronaldinho Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 3rd
Flag of France.svg Thierry Henry Flag of England.svg Arsenal 5th
Flag of Cameroon.svg Samuel Eto'o Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 2nd

Coach: Flag of the Netherlands.svg Frank Rijkaard: Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona

Source: [7]

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 2007

PlayerTeam(s)Appearance
Flag of Spain.svg Iker Casillas Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid 1st
Flag of Brazil.svg Dani Alves Flag of Spain.svg Sevilla 1st
Flag of Italy.svg Alessandro Nesta Flag of Italy.svg Milan 4th
Flag of England.svg John Terry Flag of England.svg Chelsea 2nd
Flag of France.svg Eric Abidal Flag of France.svg Lyon
Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona
1st
Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo Flag of England.svg Manchester United 2nd
Flag of England.svg Steven Gerrard Flag of England.svg Liverpool 3rd
Flag of Brazil.svg Kaká Flag of Italy.svg Milan 2nd
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Clarence Seedorf Flag of Italy.svg Milan 2nd
Flag of Sweden.svg Zlatan Ibrahimović Flag of Italy.svg Internazionale 1st
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Didier Drogba Flag of England.svg Chelsea 1st

Coach: Flag of Scotland.svg Alex Ferguson: Flag of England.svg Manchester United

Source: [8]

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 2008

PlayerTeam(s)Appearance
Flag of Spain.svg Iker Casillas Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid 2nd
Flag of Spain.svg Sergio Ramos Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid 1st
Flag of England.svg John Terry Flag of England.svg Chelsea 3rd
Flag of Spain.svg Carles Puyol Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 4th
Flag of Germany.svg Philipp Lahm Flag of Germany.svg Bayern Munich 2nd
Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo Flag of England.svg Manchester United 3rd
Flag of Spain.svg Xavi Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 1st
Flag of Spain.svg Cesc Fàbregas Flag of England.svg Arsenal 2nd
Flag of France.svg Franck Ribéry Flag of Germany.svg Bayern Munich 1st
Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 1st
Flag of Spain.svg Fernando Torres Flag of England.svg Liverpool 1st

Coach: Flag of Scotland.svg Alex Ferguson: Flag of England.svg Manchester United

Source: [9]

Team of the Year 2009

PlayerTeam(s)Appearance
Flag of Spain.svg Iker Casillas Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid 3rd
Flag of Brazil.svg Dani Alves Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 2nd
Flag of England.svg John Terry Flag of England.svg Chelsea 4th
Flag of Spain.svg Carles Puyol Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 5th
Flag of France.svg Patrice Evra Flag of England.svg Manchester United 1st
Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo Flag of England.svg Manchester United
Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid
4th
Flag of Spain.svg Xavi Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 2nd
Flag of Brazil.svg Kaká Flag of Italy.svg Milan
Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid
3rd
Flag of Spain.svg Andrés Iniesta Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 1st
Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 2nd
Flag of Sweden.svg Zlatan Ibrahimović Flag of Italy.svg Internazionale
Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona
2nd

Coach: Flag of Spain.svg Pep Guardiola: Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona

Source: [10]

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 2010

PlayerTeam(s)Appearance
Flag of Spain.svg Iker Casillas Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid 4th
Flag of Brazil.svg Maicon Flag of Italy.svg Internazionale 1st
Flag of Spain.svg Gerard Piqué Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 1st
Flag of Spain.svg Carles Puyol Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 6th
Flag of England.svg Ashley Cole Flag of England.svg Chelsea 2nd
Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid 5th
Flag of Spain.svg Xavi Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 3rd
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Wesley Sneijder Flag of Italy.svg Internazionale 1st
Flag of Spain.svg Andrés Iniesta Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 2nd
Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 3rd
Flag of Spain.svg David Villa Flag of Spain.svg Valencia
Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona
1st

Coach: Flag of Portugal.svg José Mourinho: Flag of Italy.svg Internazionale / Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid

Source: [11]

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 2011

PlayerTeam(s)Appearance
Flag of Spain.svg Iker Casillas Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid 5th
Flag of Brazil.svg Dani Alves Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 3rd
Flag of Spain.svg Gerard Piqué Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 2nd
Flag of Brazil.svg Thiago Silva Flag of Italy.svg Milan 1st
Flag of Brazil.svg Marcelo Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid 1st
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Arjen Robben Flag of Germany.svg Bayern Munich 1st
Flag of Spain.svg Xavi Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 4th
Flag of Spain.svg Andrés Iniesta Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 3rd
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Gareth Bale Flag of England.svg Tottenham Hotspur 1st
Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 4th
Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid 6th

Source: [12]

Voting for a coach ended this year.

Team of the Year 2012

PlayerTeam(s)Appearance
Flag of Spain.svg Iker Casillas Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid 6th
Flag of Spain.svg Sergio Ramos Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid 2nd
Flag of Spain.svg Gerard Piqué Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 3rd
Flag of Brazil.svg Thiago Silva Flag of Italy.svg Milan
Flag of France.svg Paris Saint-Germain
2nd
Flag of Germany.svg Philipp Lahm Flag of Germany.svg Bayern Munich 3rd
Flag of Spain.svg Andrés Iniesta Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 4th
Flag of Spain.svg Xavi Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 5th
Flag of Italy.svg Andrea Pirlo Flag of Italy.svg Juventus 1st
Flag of Germany.svg Mesut Özil Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid 1st
Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 5th
Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid 7th

Source: [13]

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 2013

PlayerTeam(s)Appearance
Flag of Germany.svg Manuel Neuer Flag of Germany.svg Bayern Munich 1st
Flag of Germany.svg Philipp Lahm Flag of Germany.svg Bayern Munich 4th
Flag of Brazil.svg Thiago Silva Flag of France.svg Paris Saint-Germain 3rd
Flag of Spain.svg Sergio Ramos Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid 3rd
Flag of Austria.svg David Alaba Flag of Germany.svg Bayern Munich 1st
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Gareth Bale Flag of England.svg Tottenham Hotspur
Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid
2nd
Flag of Germany.svg Marco Reus Flag of Germany.svg Borussia Dortmund 1st
Flag of Germany.svg Mesut Özil Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid
Flag of England.svg Arsenal
2nd
Flag of France.svg Franck Ribéry Flag of Germany.svg Bayern Munich 2nd
Flag of Sweden.svg Zlatan Ibrahimović Flag of France.svg Paris Saint-Germain 3rd
Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid 8th

Source: [14]

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 2014

PlayerTeam(s)Appearance
Flag of Germany.svg Manuel Neuer Flag of Germany.svg Bayern Munich 2nd
Flag of Germany.svg Philipp Lahm Flag of Germany.svg Bayern Munich 5th
Flag of Spain.svg Sergio Ramos Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid 4th
Flag of Uruguay.svg Diego Godín Flag of Spain.svg Atlético Madrid 1st
Flag of Austria.svg David Alaba Flag of Germany.svg Bayern Munich 2nd
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Arjen Robben Flag of Germany.svg Bayern Munich 2nd
Flag of Germany.svg Toni Kroos Flag of Germany.svg Bayern Munich
Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid
1st
Flag of Argentina.svg Ángel Di María Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid
Flag of England.svg Manchester United
1st
Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 6th
Flag of Sweden.svg Zlatan Ibrahimović Flag of France.svg Paris Saint-Germain 4th
Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid 9th

Source: [15]

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 2015

PlayerTeam(s)Appearance
Flag of Germany.svg Manuel Neuer Flag of Germany.svg Bayern Munich 3rd
Flag of Brazil.svg Dani Alves Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 4th
Flag of Spain.svg Sergio Ramos Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid 5th
Flag of Spain.svg Gerard Piqué Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 4th
Flag of Austria.svg David Alaba Flag of Germany.svg Bayern Munich 3rd
Flag of France.svg Paul Pogba Flag of Italy.svg Juventus 1st
Flag of Spain.svg Andrés Iniesta Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 5th
Flag of Colombia.svg James Rodríguez Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid 1st
Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid 10th
Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 7th
Flag of Brazil.svg Neymar Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 1st

Source: [16]

Team of the Year 2016

PlayerTeam(s)Appearance
Flag of Italy.svg Gianluigi Buffon Flag of Italy.svg Juventus 4th
Flag of Germany.svg Jérôme Boateng Flag of Germany.svg Bayern Munich 1st
Flag of Spain.svg Sergio Ramos Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid 6th
Flag of Spain.svg Gerard Piqué Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 5th
Flag of Italy.svg Leonardo Bonucci Flag of Italy.svg Juventus 1st
Flag of Croatia.svg Luka Modrić Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid 1st
Flag of Germany.svg Toni Kroos Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid 2nd
Flag of Spain.svg Andrés Iniesta Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 6th
Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 8th
Flag of France.svg Antoine Griezmann Flag of Spain.svg Atlético Madrid 1st
Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid 11th

Source: [17]

Team of the Year 2017

PlayerTeam(s)Appearance
Flag of Italy.svg Gianluigi Buffon Flag of Italy.svg Juventus 5th
Flag of Brazil.svg Dani Alves Flag of Italy.svg Juventus
Flag of France.svg Paris Saint-Germain
5th
Flag of Spain.svg Sergio Ramos Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid 7th
Flag of Italy.svg Giorgio Chiellini Flag of Italy.svg Juventus 1st
Flag of Brazil.svg Marcelo Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid 2nd
Flag of Croatia.svg Luka Modrić Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid 2nd
Flag of Germany.svg Toni Kroos Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid 3rd
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Kevin De Bruyne Flag of England.svg Manchester City 1st
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Eden Hazard Flag of England.svg Chelsea 1st
Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 9th
Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid 12th

Source: [18]

Team of the Year 2018

PlayerTeam(s)Appearance
Flag of Germany.svg Marc-André ter Stegen Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 1st
Flag of Spain.svg Sergio Ramos Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid 8th
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Virgil van Dijk Flag of England.svg Liverpool 1st
Flag of France.svg Raphaël Varane Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid 1st
Flag of Brazil.svg Marcelo Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid 3rd
Flag of Croatia.svg Luka Modrić Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid 3rd
Flag of France.svg N'Golo Kanté Flag of England.svg Chelsea 1st
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Eden Hazard Flag of England.svg Chelsea 2nd
Flag of France.svg Kylian Mbappé Flag of France.svg Paris Saint-Germain 1st
Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 10th
Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid
Flag of Italy.svg Juventus
13th

Source: [19]

Most appearances

By player

Cristiano Ajax.jpg
Cristiano Ronaldo has made the most appearances in the UEFA Team of the Year with 13 in total. He also made 12 concecutive appearances.
PlayerAppearances
Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo 13
Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi 10
Flag of Spain.svg Sergio Ramos 8
Flag of Spain.svg Iker Casillas 6
Flag of Spain.svg Carles Puyol
Flag of Spain.svg Andrés Iniesta
Flag of Italy.svg Gianluigi Buffon 5
Flag of Brazil.svg Dani Alves
Flag of France.svg Thierry Henry
Flag of Germany.svg Philipp Lahm
Flag of Spain.svg Gerard Piqué
Flag of Spain.svg Xavi
Flag of Italy.svg Alessandro Nesta 4
Flag of England.svg John Terry
Flag of Sweden.svg Zlatan Ibrahimović
Flag of Austria.svg David Alaba 3
Flag of England.svg Steven Gerrard
Flag of Brazil.svg Kaká
Flag of Germany.svg Toni Kroos
Flag of Brazil.svg Marcelo
Flag of Croatia.svg Luka Modrić
Flag of Germany.svg Manuel Neuer
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Nedvěd
Flag of Brazil.svg Ronaldinho
Flag of Brazil.svg Thiago Silva
Flag of France.svg Zinedine Zidane
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Gareth Bale 2
Flag of England.svg David Beckham
Flag of Brazil.svg Cafu
Flag of England.svg Ashley Cole
Flag of Cameroon.svg Samuel Eto'o
Flag of Spain.svg Cesc Fàbregas
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Eden Hazard
Flag of Italy.svg Paolo Maldini
Flag of Germany.svg Mesut Özil
Flag of France.svg Franck Ribéry
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Arjen Robben
Flag of Brazil.svg Roberto Carlos
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Clarence Seedorf
Flag of Ukraine.svg Andriy Shevchenko
46 players1

By coach

Mourinho aug 2014.jpg
José Mourinho is the manager with the most appearances (4) in the UEFA Team of the Year.
ManagerAppearances
Flag of Portugal.svg José Mourinho 4
Flag of Scotland.svg Alex Ferguson 2
Flag of France.svg Gérard Houllier 1
Flag of Turkey.svg Şenol Güneş
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Frank Rijkaard
Flag of Spain.svg Pep Guardiola

By club

ClubPlayers
Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid 49
Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 47
Flag of Germany.svg Bayern Munich 20
Flag of Italy.svg Juventus 18
Flag of Italy.svg Milan
Flag of England.svg Chelsea 11
Flag of England.svg Arsenal 10
Flag of England.svg Manchester United
Flag of England.svg Liverpool 7
Flag of Italy.svg Internazionale 6
Flag of France.svg Paris Saint-Germain 5
Flag of Portugal.svg Porto 3
Flag of Spain.svg Valencia
Flag of Spain.svg Atlético Madrid 2
Flag of England.svg Tottenham Hotspur
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ajax 1
Flag of Spain.svg Alavés
Flag of Germany.svg Bayer Leverkusen
Flag of England.svg Blackburn Rovers
Flag of Germany.svg Borussia Dortmund
Flag of Turkey.svg Fenerbahçe
Flag of Italy.svg Lazio
Flag of France.svg Lyon
Flag of England.svg Manchester City
Flag of Spain.svg Sevilla

By country

CountryPlayers
Flag of Spain.svg Spain42
Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil24
Flag of France.svg France20
Flag of Germany.svg Germany17
Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal
Flag of Italy.svg Italy16
Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina12
Flag of England.svg England11
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands7
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden5
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic4
Flag of Austria.svg Austria3
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium
Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia
Flag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon2
Flag of Romania.svg Romania
Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Wales
Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia1
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Côte d'Ivoire
Flag of Finland.svg Finland
Flag of Ireland.svg Republic of Ireland
Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey
Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay

UEFA Ultimate Team of the Year

In November 2015, UEFA published their Ultimate Team of the Year, composed of the 18 players (11 starters and 7 substitutes) with the all-time most appearances in the UEFA Team of the Year, since its inception in 2001.

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

In November 2017, UEFA published an UEFA all-time XI of the century, their second Ultimate Team of the Year, composed of the 11 players with the all-time most appearances in the UEFA Team of the Year, since its inception in 2001. [20]

All-time XIGoalkeeperDefendersMidfieldersForwards
Flag of Spain.svg Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) Flag of Germany.svg Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich)
Flag of Spain.svg Carles Puyol (Barcelona)
Flag of Spain.svg Gerard Piqué (Barcelona)
Flag of Spain.svg Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Flag of Spain.svg Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Flag of England.svg Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)
Flag of Spain.svg Xavi (Barcelona)
Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United/Real Madrid)
Flag of France.svg Thierry Henry (Arsenal)
Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi (Barcelona)

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