Gareth Bale has been named in users' team of the year for 2011 alongside eight Spain-based players. The 22-year-old Tottenham and Wales international was the only Barclays Premier League representative in the XI.

Five players from European champions Barcelona - Dani Alves, Gerard Pique, Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi - made the line-up along with Real Madrid trio Iker Casillas, Marcelo and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Bayern Munich's Holland forward Arjen Robben and AC Milan's Brazil centre-back Thiago Silva completed the team, chosen by 380,000 users, with Barca coach Pep Guardiola selected as coach.

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