NEWS
Thursday January 11 2018
Buffon, Chiellini in Team of the Year

Juventus pair Gianluigi Buffon and Giorgio Chiellini have been voted in to UEFA’s team of the year by fans.

European football’s governing body ran a poll on its website to find the best XI of 2017, and the results have been announced today.

Both Buffon and Chiellini have been included, as has former Bianconeri full-back Dani Alves, who joined Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.

Buffon received 333,604 votes, which accounted for 41.8 per cent in the goalkeeper category.

Chiellini was selected in 37.1 per cent of fans’ teams, acquiring a total of 295,842 votes.

Real Madrid centre-back Sergio Ramos was the most popular player in the poll, having been selected in 73.7 per cent of teams with a total 588,315 votes.

UEFA.com team of the year: Buffon [Juventus]; Dani Alves [Paris Saint-Germain], Sergio Ramos [Real Madrid], Giorgio Chiellini [Juventus], Marcelo [Real Madrid]; De Bruyne [Manchester City], Kroos [Real Madrid], Modric [Real Madrid]; Hazard [Chelsea], Ronaldo [Real Madrid], Messi [Barcelona]