No Rooney or Gerrard as UEFA Team of Year shortlist snubs English talent

Not one English player has made UEFA's shortlist for their Team of the Year.

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is ignored, along with Chelsea fullback Ashley Cole and Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard.

United goalkeeper David de Gea is nominated ahead of Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas for Goalkeeper of the Year. Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil makes the shortlist, but there's no place for the outstanding Aaron Ramsey.

GOALKEEPERS - Petr Cech, Thibaut Courtois, David de Gea, Manuel Neuer

DEFENDERS - David Alaba, Giorgio Chiellini, Dante, Mats Hummels, Branislav Ivanovic, Philipp Lahm, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Filipe Luis, Vincent Kompany, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Thiago Silva

MIDFIELDERS - Gareth Bale, Ilkay Gundogan, Isco, Paul Pogba, Mesut Ozil, Menaja Matic, Blaise Matuidi, Marco Reus, Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Yaya Toure

STRIKERS - Sergio Aguero, Edinson Cavani, Diego Costa, Falcao, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Robert Lewandowski, Mario Mandzukic, Jackson Martinez, Lionel Messi, Thomas Muller, Cristiano Ronaldo, Robin van Persie

 
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