Based on the votes, the Union of European Football Association has announced the UEFA Team of the Year 2015. FC Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer named as the best goalkeeper of Europe, while Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar are the best forwards. Italian and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba made debut in the UEFA Team of the year. Leading goal scorer of Barcelona, Lionel Messi got maximum votes [about 70%]. Football Club Barcelona collected most votes [23%], followed by Real Madrid [15%].
UEFA Team Of The Year 2015 Based On Votes
Best Goalkeeper of 2015: Once again Manuel Neuer occupied the first spot of goalkeeping. The World Cup winner received 379,304 votes. The goalkeeper won Bundesliga title last year. His national side also qualified for the Euro 2016 championship that will be held in France this year.
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Best Defenders of 2015: Another player from Bayern Munich, David Alaba made it to the list of best UEFA team of the year. This is his third appearance in his career. The defender received 433,244 votes, more than any other defender featured in this list.
Sergio Ramos voted as the best defender for Real Madrid last season. He was also good at captaincy, but failed to win trophy last year. The Spanish defender voted as one of the best defenders with total of 330,647 votes.
The third best defender of 2015 in UEFA TOTY is Dani Alves. He won five trophies last year along with FIFA Club World Cup. Dani Alves is the second La Liga player with most trophies  just after Andres Iniesta [31 trophies].
Here comes the last best defender of UEFA Team of the year 2015 in the name of Gerard Pique. He was one of the most used player by Luis Enrique last year who provided great defense to his side. Pique got 254,279 votes.
Best Midfielders of 2015: When it comes about the best midfielder, who can forget about the midfield maestro Andres Iniesta? One of the key player of Barca, Iniesta played extremely vital role at the midfield for Barcelona. With total votes of 401,574, Iniesta made it to the best midfielder of 2015 with an ease.
For the first time, Paul Pogba named as best midfielder of 2015. The former Manchester United footballer received 361,421 votes. He is the 3rd 22 year old to make debut appearance after Cristian Chivu and Gareth Bale.
FIFA World Cup 2014 Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez also made debut in best team of the year. He is the only Colombian player featured in this list with 260,871 votes.
Best Forward of 2015: Brazilian super star Neymar enjoyed 2014-15 season. It was the best season for the Barca winger, winning treble and lifted FIFA Club World Cup trophy also. The forward along with Messi and Suarez dominated football last year. He was voted by 282,327 users as one of the best forwards.
Cristiano Ronaldo has made it habit to be featured in UEFA Team of the year. He is the only player who is listed in this list 10 times. Despite his incredible performance, Real Madrid failed to win trophy. Cristiano Ronaldo received 260,811 votes across the world.
And the last forward who got the maximum votes is Lionel Messi. The Argentine forward got 70% of votes. He is involved for the ninth year in a row and features alongside Lionel Messi for seventh time.
Votes Stats You Should Know About
- Europe: 53% votes
- Asia: 19% votes
- South America: 15%
- North America: 8%
- Africa: 4%
- Oceania: 1%
Top 5 Clubs based on Votes
- FC Barcelona: 23% votes
- Real Madrid: 15%
- FC Bayern Munich: 8%
- Juventus FC: 6%
- Manchester United: 4%