Four Atlético players have been nominated for the 2014 UEFA.com Team of the Year. This is the case for Joao Miranda, Diego Godín, Koke and Arda Turan, who have seen how their great sporting year is recognised. Diego Costa and Thibaut Courtois have also been included among the candidates.
The final selection of the 11 best players of 2014 will be determined by the fans who can vote through the UEFA website for their favourite players. The voting poll will close on January 6th, 2015 at 13:00 and the results will be announced three days later, on January 9th. Vote for our players!
Up to 40 players from 19 different nationalities have been nominated by the UEFA.com team. These are the selected football players:
- Goalkeepers: Beto (Portugal / Sevilla FC), Gianluigi Buffon (Italy / Juventus), Thibaut Courtois (Belgium / Chelsea), Manuel Neuer (Germany / Bayern Múnich).
- Defenders: Diego Godín (Uruguay / Atlético de Madrid), Joao Miranda (Brazil / Atlético de Madrid), David Alaba (Austria / Bayern Múnich), Medhi Benatia (Morocco / Bayern Múnich), Jerôme Boateng (Germany / Bayern Múnich), Daniel Carvajal (Spain / Real Madrid), Ezequiel Garay (Argentina / Zenit), Mats Hummels (Germany / Borussia Dortmund), Vincent Kompany (Belgium / Manchester City), Philipp Lahm (Germany / Bayern Múnich), Sergio Ramos (Spain / Real Madrid), Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina / Manchester City).
- Midfielders: Arda Turan (Turkey / Atlético de Madrid), Koke (Spain / Atlético de Madrid), Xabi Alonso (Spain / Bayern Múnich), Ángel Di María (Argentina / Manchester United), James Rodríguez (Colombia / Real Madrid), Toni Kroos (Germany / Real Madrid), Luka Modric (Croatia / Real Madrid), Paul Pogba (France / Juventus), Ivan Rakitic (Croatia / FC Barcelona), Marco Reus (Germany / Borussia Dortmund), Yaya Touré (Ivory Coast / Manchester City), Arjen Robben (Holland / Bayern Múnich).
- Forwards: Alexis Sánchez (Chile / Arsenal), Diego Costa (Spain / Chelsea), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden / PSG), Gareth Bale (Wales / Real Madrid), Karim Benzema (France / Real Madrid), Robert Lewandowski (Poland / Bayern Múnich), Lionel Messi (Argentina / FC Barcelona), Thomas Müller (Germany / Bayern Múnich), Neymar (Brazil / FC Barcelona), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal / Real Madrid), Jonathan Soriano (Spain / FC Salzburg), Carlos Tévez (Argentina / Juventus).