UEFA have announced the nominees for their ‘Men’s Team of the Year’ for 2020 with Bayern Munich dominating after their Champions League win and Cristiano Ronaldo shortlisted for the 17th year in a row.
Fans are able to select their line-up from 50 players across the continent who have stood out across European competitions and domestic leagues before the deadline on January 6.
The Premier League has the joint-most representatives on the shortlist, with 15 out of the 50 names, and newly-crowned champions Liverpool are heavily featured after ending their 30-year wait for a title.
Champions League winners Bayern Munich dominate the UEFA Team of the Year shortlist
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has made the shortlist for the 17th consecutive year
Fans are able to select their line-up from 50 players across the continent until January 6
But it is Bayern who dominate the nominees with 10 members of Hansi Flick’s Treble-winning side nominated, including UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Robert Lewandowski.
Bayern stars Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller, Kingsley Coman, Leon Goretzka, David Alaba, Joshua Kimmich and Alphonso Davies, as well as Thiago Alcantara, now at Liverpool, are also on the shortlist.
Thiago can share the nomination with some of his new team-mates at Anfield.
Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Jordan Henderson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Alisson, Andy Robertson and Virgil van Dijk are the members of Jurgen Klopp’s side to be shortlisted.
Ronaldo is once again nominated, for a sensational 17th year in a row, after he helped Juventus win another Serie A title.
Other Premier League stars to make the cut include Tottenham’s Harry Kane, Manchester City pair Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes and Chelsea duo Kai Havertz and Thiago Silva.
Premier League champions Liverpool are heavily featured after ending their 30-year title wait
Kevin De Bruyne (L) and Bruno Fernandes (R) are among nominees from the Premier League
Champions League winners Lyon have the most players represented on the women’s shortlist
Steph Houghton of Manchester City is one of several nominees from Women’s Super League
Erling Haaland is another on the list after continuing his stunning breakthrough year with Borussia Dortmund since arriving from Red Bull Salzburg in January.
Despite missing out on the La Liga title and Barcelona’s drubbing by Bayern in the Champions League, Lionel Messi is once again nominated.
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is also a contender after guiding Los Blancos to domestic glory in Spain.
Paris Saint-Germain, beaten by Bayern in the Champions League final, are also well represented on the shortlist.
Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Angel Di Maria, Marquinhos, Juan Bernat, Presnel Kimpembe, Keylor Navas and Chelsea new-boy Silva have all been named.
It is also the first time that UEFA have revealed nominees for the women’s Team of the Year.
Champions League winners Lyon have the most players represented with 13 of their finals squad, including the since-departed England star Lucy Bronze, nominated.
Steph Houghton of Manchester City, Arsenal’s Vivianne Miedema and Chelsea’s Ji So-Yun are also nominated.
UEFA MEN’S TEAM OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
Anthony Lopes (Lyon)
Keylor Navas (PSG)
Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich)
Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid)
David Alaba (Bayern Munich)
Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
Angelino (RB Leipzig)
Juan Bernat (PSG)
Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich)
Matthijs De Ligt (Juventus)
Stefan de Vrij (Inter Milan)
Hans Hateboer (Atalanta)
Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich)
Presnel Kimpembe (PSG)
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Andy Robertson (Liverpool)
Thiago Silva (Chelsea)
Thiago Alcantara (Liverpool)
Houssem Aouar (Lyon)
Ever Banega (Sevilla)
Nicolo Barella (Inter Milan)
Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich)
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United)
Alejandro Gomez (Atalanta)
Leon Goretzka (Bayern Munich)
Kai Havertz (Chelsea)
Jordan Henderson (Liverpool)
Josip Ilicic (Atalanta)
Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich)
Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig)
Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund)
Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid)
Angel Di Maria (PSG)
Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich)
Ciro Immobile (Lazio)
Harry Kane (Tottenham)
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan)
Sadio Mane (Liverpool)
Kylian Mbappe (PSG)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)