Five FC Barcelona players are in contention to make the UEFA Team of the Year. They are Marc-André ter Stegen, Jordi Alba, Gerard Piqué, Frenkie de Jong and Lionel Messi, who appear among the 50 candidates that were made public by UEFA on Tuesday. Both Ter Stegen and Messi were in the Team of the Year last season.
These are the 50 finalists this year:
Alisson Becker, Ederson, Oblak, Onana and Ter Stegen
Alexander-Arnold, Azpilicueta, Blind, De Ligt, Giménez, Jordi Alba, Kimmich, Koulibaly, Laporte, Piqué, Sergio Ramos, Robertson, Tagliafico, Van Dijk and Vertonghen
Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, David Silva, De Bruyne, Di María, Fabián Ruiz, Fabinho, Frenkie De Jong, Henderson, Jorginho, Kanté, Thiago Alcántara, Van de Beek, Wijnaldum and Ziyech
Agüero, Aubameyang, Firmino, Gnabry, Hazard, Harry Kane, Lewandowski, Mané, Mbappé, Messi, Ronaldo, Salah, Son, Sterling and Tadic