Moses, Henry Snubbed As UEFA Announce Shortlist For Fans Team Of The Year
Published: November 23, 2017
Moses, Henry Snubbed As UEFA Announce Shortlist For Fans Team Of The YearThrough their official website, European Football governing body, UEFA, has announced the fifty nominees for the 2017 Team of the Year, with no Nigerian player making the cut.

The shortlist contains five goalkeepers, fifteen defenders, fifteen midfielders and fifteen strikers led by the two best players on the planet Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Victor Moses, Nigeria's top candidate that would have been shortlisted, has managed only one game in the this season's Champions League, no thanks to a hamstring injury that prevented him from suiting up for Chelsea in their last three matches in the competition.

In addition, the likes of Henry Onyekuru (Anderlecht), Aaron Samuel (CSKA Moscow) and Emmanuel Emenike (Olympiakos) have yet to score in the group stage of the Champions League after five rounds.

Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the only African shortlisted for the Team of the Year.

UEFA Fans Team of the Year


 Goalkeepers:

Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), David de Gea (Manchester United), Keylor Navas (Real Madrid), Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid)

Defenders:

Dani Alves (Juventus/Paris Saint-Germain), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus/AC Milan), Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Kamil Glik (Monaco), Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Benjamin Mendy (Monaco/Manchester City), Thomas Meunier (Paris Saint-Germain), Gerard Pique (FC Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Davinson Sanchez (Ajax/Tottenham Hotspur), Alex Sandro (Juventus), Antonio Valencia (Manchester United)

Midfielders:

Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Marco Asensio (Real Madrid), Casemiro (Real Madrid), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur), Fabinho (Monaco), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Andres Iniesta (FC Barcelona), Isco (Real Madrid), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Manchester United), Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Miralem Pjanic (Juventus), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Saul Niguez (Atletico Madrid)

Forwards:

Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain), Paulo Dybala (Juventus), Radamel Falcao (Monaco), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Dries Mertens (Napoli), Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona), Neymar (FC Barcelona/Paris Saint-Germain), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Luis Suarez (FC Barcelona), Kylian Mbappe (Monaco/Paris Saint-Germain)

Igho Kingsley