Buffon, Chiellini in Team of the Year


De Bruyne lines up in midfield alongside Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Hazard while up front, unsurprisingly, are Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Over 8.7 million of votes have been cast to decide UEFA's annual Team of the Year and the results have already caused huge debate among football fans.

Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard were new entrants this year as well as being the first Belgians to be represented in the final team.

Sergio Ramos was the most selected player overall, being chosen in 73.7% of the voters' teams, followed by his teammate Marcelo, who appeared in 70% of the best XIs.

De Gea was one of Manchester United's most important players as they claimed two trophies in 2017, including the Europa League.

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39-year-old Gianluigi Buffon extends his record as the oldest ever player to make the team.

The most popular formation for voters was 4-4-2 with 459,797 selections in this line-up.

The team's central midfielders included two more Real Madrid players, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric.

At 39-years-old, Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon extends his record as the oldest player to make the team while the only other Serie A player included is team-mate Giorgio Chiellini.