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Your UEFA 2019 Team of the Year Unveiled UEFA Champions League – Euro 2020

by: Adam Smith

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With more than two million votes cast over the last six weeks, UEFA.com’s 2019 Fan Team of the Year can be revealed.

More details on the 2019 Team of the Year vote

All voted-in-vote users were automatically selected to enter a draw to win a VIP trip to attend the UEFA Champions League quarter-final draw at UEFA headquarters as well as tickets to a quarter-final match.

Alisson Becker, Team of the Year goalkeeper

Alisson Becker, Team of the Year goalkeeper

Alisson Becker (Brazil, Liverpool)
Previous selections in Team of the Year: first appearance

2019
UEFA club competitions: 11 matches (5 without conceding a goal)
Club World Cup: 2 (1)
Championship: 30 (13)
Brazil: 10 (7)
Total: 53

  • Winner of the UEFA Champions League with Liverpool in his first season at Anfield, the Brazilian was voted goalkeeper of the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League season and kept his cage intact 21 times, with the Reds finishing second in the Premier League.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (England, Liverpool)
Previous selections in Team of the Year: first appearance

2019
UEFA club competitions: 12 matches (5 without conceding a goal)
Club World Cup: 2 (1)
Championship: 34 (14)
England: 4 (3)
Total: 52 (23)

  • The youngest player to start in two Champions League finals, he was named to the 2018/19 season team and, nationally, broke the record for one-season assists for a defender (12).
The two Netherlands centrals are in Team of the Year

The two Netherlands centrals are in Team of the Year©Getty Images

Matthijs de Ligt (Netherlands, Ajax/Juventus)
Previous selections in Team of the Year: first appearance

2019
UEFA club competitions: 10 matches (3 without conceding a goal)
Championship: 33 (10)
Netherlands: 10 (4)
Total: 53 (17)

  • Ajax’s defence, who scored the national double and semi-finalists in the Champions League, scored a decisive goal against Juventus – whom he joined the following summer – in the quarter-finals to validate his place in the 2018/19 season squad.

Virgil van Dijk (Netherlands, Liverpool)
Previous team of the year selections: 2

2019
UEFA club competitions: 13 matches (4 without conceding a goal)
Club World Cup: 1 (1)
Championship: 38 (15)
Netherlands: 9 (3)
Total: 61 (23)

  • The UEFA Player of the Year, also voted Defender of the Season in the Champions League, was named Man of the Match for the final, before finishing second in the FIFA Player of the Year and Ballon d’Or rankings.
You elected the two liverpool sides

You elected the two liverpool sides©Getty Images

Andy Robertson (England, Liverpool)
Previous selections in Team of the Year: first appearance

2019
UEFA club competitions: 13 matches (4 without conceding a goal)
Club World Cup: 2 (1)
Championship: 38 (15)
Scotland: 6 (2)
Total: 59 (22)

  • Robertson, who was named to the team of the season after 13 assists in all competitions, scored his first Champions League goal in October.

Frenkie de Jong (Netherlands Ajax/Barcelona)
Previous selections in Team of the Year: first appearance

2019
UEFA club competitions: 12 matches (0 goals)
Championship: 37 (1)
Netherlands: 10 (1)
Total: 59 (2)

  • Named Midfielder of the Season in the Champions League, he scored the national double with Ajax and was voted Eredivisie Player of the Year before joining Barcelona this summer.
Kevin De Bruyne had a great year for his club and his country

Kevin De Bruyne had a great year for his club and his country©Getty Images

Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium, Manchester City)
Team of the Year selections: 2

2019
UEFA club competitions: 7 matches (0 goals)
Championship: 40 (11)
Belgium: 6 (4)
Total: 53 (15)

  • Also named to the 2018/19 Champions League Team of the Year, the midfielder achieved the national treble with Manchester City and made Belgium the first team to qualify for UEFA EURO 2020.

Lionel Messi (Argentina, Barcelona)
Team of the Year selections: 11

2019
UEFA club competitions: 11 matches (8 goals)
Championship: 37 (37)
Argentina: 10 (5)
Total: 58 (50)

  • Named Champions League Striker of the Season, he led the scoring with 12 goals and became the first player to score in the competition 15 seasons in a row; Messi reached the 50-goal mark for the ninth time in a decade.
Cristiano Ronaldo in action with Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo in action with Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Juventus)
Team of the Year selections: 14

2019
UEFA club competitions: 10 matches (7 goals)
Championship: 30 (18)
Portugal: 10 (14)
Total: 50 (39)

  • Another incredible year for the unstoppable CR7, which has added Serie A and the UEFA Nations League to its immense record; at the age of 34, he remains indispensable to his club and his selection.

Robert Lewandowski (Poland, Bayern)
Team of the Year selections: first appearance

2019
UEFA club competitions: 7 matches (10 goals)
Championship: 41 (38)
Poland: 10 (6)
Total: 58 (54)

  • The second-highest scorer in the Champions League in 2018/19, he dominated the Bundesliga (22) and The German Cup (7), two trophies won by Bayern, before becoming the first player to score in the first 11 days of the German league.
Sadio Mané, prolific with Liverpool throughout 2019

Sadio Mané, prolific with Liverpool throughout 2019©Getty Images

Sadio Mané (Senegal, Liverpool)
Team of the Year selections: none

2019
UEFA club competitions: 14 matches (7 goals)
Club World Cup: 2 (0)
Championship: 36 (24)
Senegal: 11 (4)
Total: 63 (35)

  • A member of the 2018/19 Champions League team, he also finished as co-best scorer in the Premier League; he has since reached 100 games and 50 league goals with Liverpool.