Buffon, Chiellini in Team of the Year

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European football's governing body's official website announced the group, assembled in a fantasy Team of the Year, drawing on 8.8 million votes from fans worldwide. The voting floodgates were then opened.

Interestingly, Ronaldo was the only player to make it to the team from the top 10 most expensive players of all time.

Cristiano Ronaldo made his 12 appearance in the team, alongside five other Real Madrid players. His team-mate Sergio Ramos received the most votes with 588,315.

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The team does, however, include the English top-flight duo of Chelsea midfielder Hazard and Manchester City playmaker De Bruyne, while Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are unsurprising inclusions in the European XI.

Well, over 8.7 millions votes tell us that five-time Ballon d'or victor Messi featured in 59.8% of teams, while Ronaldo was only chosen in 55.7%.

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Click through the gallery above to see UEFA's 2017 Team of the Year.

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