Wednesday January 19 2011
Inter pair in UEFA Team of the Year

There are three Inter figures in the Team of 2010: Wesley Sneijder, Douglas Maicon and Treble-winning Coach Jose Mourinho.

It is perhaps surprising that a side that won the Champions League, Scudetto, Coppa Italia, Italian Super Cup and Club World Cup only has two players in the first XI.

Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas is chosen ahead of Julio Cesar, while Leo Messi and David Villa are in attack rather than Diego Milito or Samuel Eto'o.

Only Maicon at right-back and Sneijder in midfield make it into the ideal line-up, while ex-Inter Coach Mourinho gets the bench.

The squad was chosen by over 5m votes to readers of the official UEFA website. Team of 2010: Casillas; Maicon, Piqué, Puyol, A Cole; Cristiano Ronaldo, Xavi, Iniesta; Sneijder; Messi, Villa

Coach: Mourinho