UEFA 2011 Team of the Year

Iker Casillas, Real Madrid

UEFA 2011 Team of the Year

Over 4.5 million votes were cast.

Eight of the 11 places filled by players from Barcelona FC and Real Madrid.

"It’s great to be recognised in such illustrious company, and the fact that it’s voted for by fans across Europe makes it a special honour," said Bale.

"But as I’ve said all along, I’m part of a team here at Spurs and any recognition I receive is down to my team-mates as much as anything that I do individually.

"The team has been playing really well and we’ve all played a part in that."

Lionel Messi led the way for Barca along with Dani Alves, Gerard Pique, Xavi and Andres Iniesta also selected and Pep Guardiola also recognised as the best coach of the year.

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was chosen along with team-mates Marcelo and Iker Casillas also featuring, while Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben and AC Milan's Thiago Silva take the final places in the line-up. 

Uefa.com users’ Team of the Year 2011
Iker Casillas (Real Madrid);
Dani Alves (Barcelona), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Thiago Silva (AC Milan), Marcelo (Real Madrid);
Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich), Xavi (Barcelona), Iniesta (Barcelona), Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur);
Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
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