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UEFA Team of the Year

The UEFA Team of the Year is a football award given by International Committee of the Red Cross to support landmine victims in Afghanistan.[2]

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 eight times. Second is Iker Casillas and Carles Puyol, having appeared six times each. Third is Thierry Henry, Xavi and Lionel Messi, who all had 5 appearances each. Alessandro Nesta, John Terry, Phillip Lahm and Andrés Iniesta have four. They are followed by several players with three appearances: Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldinho, Pavel Nedvěd, Gianluigi Buffon, Steven Gerrard, Kaká and Dani Alves. The most consecutive appearances in the team is eight for Cristiano Ronaldo (2007–14), followed by Iker Casillas with six (2007–12), and Thierry Henry with five (2001-2005).

The teams with the most player appearances (not including manager appearances) are Barcelona with 35, Real Madrid (28), followed by Milan (18), Bayern Munich (12) Juventus (11), and Arsenal (10). Fellow English clubs Chelsea and Manchester United both share 8. Barcelona has been the team with the most players selected in a single season with six players in 2009 and 2010, five players in 2011, four players in 2006 and three players in 2005 and 2008. The only other teams with more than two players in one season are Real Madrid with three players in 2002, 2003, 2011 and 2013, Milan with three players in 2004, 2005 and 2007 and Juventus with three players in 2006.

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
Santiago Cañizares Valencia 1
Cosmin Contra Alavés / Milan 1
Sami Hyypiä Liverpool 1
Patrik Andersson Bayern Munich / Barcelona 1
Bixente Lizarazu Bayern Munich 1
David Beckham Manchester United 1
Patrick Vieira Arsenal 1
Zinedine Zidane Juventus / Real Madrid 1
Kily González Valencia 1
Thierry Henry Arsenal 1
David Trezeguet Juventus 1

Coach: Gérard Houllier: Liverpool

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 2002

Player Team Appearance
Rüştü Reçber Fenerbahçe 1
Carles Puyol Barcelona 1
Alessandro Nesta Lazio / Milan 1
Christian Chivu Ajax 1
Roberto Carlos Real Madrid 1
Clarence Seedorf Internazionale / Milan 1
Michael Ballack Bayer Leverkusen / Bayern Munich 1
Zinedine Zidane Real Madrid 2
Damien Duff Blackburn Rovers 1
Thierry Henry Arsenal 2
Ronaldo Internazionale / Real Madrid 1

Coach: Şenol Güneş: Turkey

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 2003

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

Coach: José Mourinho: 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 2004

Player Team Appearance
Gianluigi Buffon Juventus 2
Cafu Milan 1
Ricardo Carvalho Porto / Chelsea 1
Alessandro Nesta Milan 3
Ashley Cole Arsenal 1
Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United 1
Maniche Porto 1
Ronaldinho Barcelona 1
Pavel Nedvěd Juventus 2
Thierry Henry Arsenal 4
Andriy Shevchenko Milan 1

Coach: José Mourinho: Chelsea / Porto

Source:[6]

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
Petr Čech Chelsea 1
Cafu Milan 2
John Terry Chelsea 1
Carles Puyol Barcelona 2
Paolo Maldini Milan 2
Luis García Liverpool 1
Steven Gerrard Liverpool 1
Ronaldinho Barcelona 2
Pavel Nedvěd Juventus 3
Samuel Eto'o Barcelona 1
Andriy Shevchenko Milan 2

Coach: José Mourinho: Chelsea

Source:[7]

Team of the Year 2006

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

Coach: Frank Rijkaard: Barcelona

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 2007

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

Coach: Alex Ferguson: Manchester United

Source:[9]

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
Iker Casillas Real Madrid 2
Sergio Ramos Real Madrid 1
John Terry Chelsea 3
Carles Puyol Barcelona 4
Philipp Lahm Bayern Munich 2
Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United 3
Xavi Barcelona 1
Cesc Fàbregas Arsenal 2
Franck Ribéry Bayern Munich 1
Lionel Messi Barcelona 1
Fernando Torres Liverpool 1

Coach: Alex Ferguson: Manchester United

Source:[10]

Team of the Year 2009

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

Coach: Josep Guardiola: Barcelona

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 2010

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

Coach: José Mourinho: Real Madrid / Internazionale

Source:[12]

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
Iker Casillas Real Madrid 5
Daniel Alves Barcelona 3
Gerard Piqué Barcelona 2
Thiago Silva Milan 1
Marcelo Real Madrid 1
Arjen Robben Bayern Munich 1
Xavi Barcelona 4
Andrés Iniesta Barcelona 3
Gareth Bale Tottenham Hotspur 1
Lionel Messi Barcelona 4
Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 6

Source:[13]

Voting for a coach ended this year.

Team of the Year 2012

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

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 2013

Player Team Appearance
Manuel Neuer Bayern Munich 1
Phillip Lahm Bayern Munich 4
Thiago Silva Paris Saint-Germain 3
Sergio Ramos Real Madrid 3
David Alaba Bayern Munich 1
Gareth Bale Tottenham Hotspur / Real Madrid 2
Marco Reus Borussia Dortmund 1
Mesut Özil Real Madrid / Arsenal 2
Franck Ribéry Bayern Munich 2
Zlatan Ibrahimović Paris Saint Germain 3
Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 8

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.

Most appearances

By player

Player Appearances
Cristiano Ronaldo 8
Iker Casillas 6
Carles Puyol
Thierry Henry 5
Lionel Messi
Xavi
Andrés Iniesta 4
Philipp Lahm
Alessandro Nesta
John Terry
Daniel Alves 3
Gianluigi Buffon
Steven Gerrard
Zlatan Ibrahimović
Kaká
Pavel Nedvěd
Gerard Piqué
Sergio Ramos
Ronaldinho
Thiago Silva
Zinedine Zidane
Gareth Bale 2
David Beckham
Cafu
Ashley Cole
Samuel Eto'o
Cesc Fàbregas
Paolo Maldini
Mesut Özil
Franck Ribéry
Roberto Carlos
Clarence Seedorf
Andriy Shevchenko
36 players 1

By manager

Manager Appearances
José Mourinho 4
Alex Ferguson 2
Gérard Houllier 1
Şenol Güneş
Frank Rijkaard
Josep Guardiola

By club

Club Players Managers
Barcelona 35 2
Real Madrid 28 1
Milan 18
Bayern Munich 12
Juventus 10
Arsenal 10
Chelsea 8 2
Manchester United
Internazionale 6 1
Liverpool
Porto 3 1
Paris Saint-Germain
Valencia
Tottenham 2
Ajax 1
Alavés
Bayer Leverkusen
Blackburn Rovers
Borussia Dortmund
Fenerbahçe
Lazio
Lyon
Sevilla

By country

Country Players
Spain 33
Brazil 19
France 15
Italy 12
Portugal
England 11
Germany 9
Argentina 6
Netherlands 5
Czech Republic 4
Sweden
Cameroon 2
Turkey
Romania
Ukraine
Wales
Austria 1
Côte d'Ivoire
Finland
Republic of Ireland

See also

References

  1. ^ a b UEFA Team of the Year - Awards History, retrieved 2007-12-13 
  2. ^ UEFA Team of the Year 2007, retrieved 2007-12-13 
  3. ^ "TEAM OF THE YEAR 2001". UEFA.com. 
  4. ^ "TEAM OF THE YEAR 2002". UEFA.com. 
  5. ^ "TEAM OF THE YEAR 2003". UEFA.com. 
  6. ^ "TEAM OF THE YEAR 2004". UEFA.com. 
  7. ^ "TEAM OF THE YEAR 2005". UEFA.com. 
  8. ^ "TEAM OF THE YEAR 2006". UEFA.com. 
  9. ^ "TEAM OF THE YEAR 2007". UEFA.com. 
  10. ^ "TEAM OF THE YEAR 2008". UEFA.com. 
  11. ^ "TEAM OF THE YEAR 2009". UEFA.com. 
  12. ^ "TEAM OF THE YEAR 2010". UEFA.com. 
  13. ^ "TEAM OF THE YEAR 2011". UEFA.com. 
  14. ^ "TEAM OF THE YEAR 2012". UEFA.com. 
  15. ^ "UEFA.com users' Team of the Year 2013 revealed". UEFA.com. 

External links

  • UEFA Team of the Year 2012 uefa.com
  • List of previous UEFA Team of the Year uefa.com
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