UEFA: Team of the Year 2019

UEFA.com fans’ Team of the Year 2019 has been revealed, after more than 2 million votes were cast over the course of six weeks. Messi, Ronaldo and Mane have all made the Champions League team of the year.

UEFA.com fans’ Team of the Year 2019 have been revealed which includes seven players making their first appearance.

Full team:

Alisson Becker (Liverpool)

All-time selections: debut

2019 UEFA club competition: 11 appearances (5 clean sheets)

Club World Cup: 2 (1)

Domestic: 30 (13)

Brazil: 10 (7)

Total: 53 (26)

A UEFA Champions League winner in his first campaign at Anfield, the Brazilian was named Goalkeeper of the Season for the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League campaign and kept 21 clean sheets as the Reds finished Premier League runners-up.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)

All-time selections: debut

2019 UEFA club competition: 12 appearances (5 clean sheets)

Club World Cup: 2 (1)

Domestic: 34 (14)

England: 4 (3)

Total: 52 (23)

The youngest player to start successive Champions League finals, he was named in the official 2018/19 Squad of the Season and, domestically, set a Premier League record for most assists by a defender in a campaign (12).

Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax/Juventus)

All-time selections: debut

2019 UEFA club competition: 10 appearances (3 clean sheets)

Domestic: 33 (10)

Netherlands: 10 (4)

Total: 53 (17)

A star in defence as Ajax won a domestic double and reached the Champions League semi-finals, scoring a last-eight winner against Juventus – who he want on to join last summer – to cement his place in the 2018/19 Squad of the Season.

Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)

All-time selections: 2

2019 UEFA club competition: 13 appearances (4 clean sheets)

Club World Cup: 1 (1)

Domestic: 38 (15)

Netherlands: 9 (3)

Total: 61 (23)

The UEFA Men’s Player of the Year and Champions League Defender of the Season was man of the match in the final, then finished runner-up for both the Best FIFA Men’s Player award and Ballon d’Or.

Andy Robertson (Liverpool)

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 24: Andy Robertson of Liverpool acknowledges the fans following the Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool FC at Old Trafford on February 24, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

All-time selections: debut

2019 UEFA club competition: 13 appearances (4 clean sheets)

Club World Cup: 2 (1)

Domestic: 38 (15)

Scotland: 6 (2)

Total: 59 (22)

Robertson made the 2018/19 Squad of the Season, provided 13 assists in all competitions last term and scored his first Champions League goal in October.

Frenkie de Jong (Ajax/Barcelona)

All-time selections: debut

2019 UEFA club competition: 12 appearances (no goals)

Domestic: 37 (1)

Netherlands: 10 (1)

Total: 59 (2)

Named Champions League Midfielder of the Season, he won the Dutch double and was named the Eredivisie Player of the Season before a high-profile move from Ajax to Barcelona.

Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)

All-time selections: 2

2019 UEFA club competition: 7 appearances (no goals)

Domestic: 40 (11)

Belgium: 6 (4)

Total: 53 (15)

Another selected in the 2018/19 Champions League Squad of the Season, the midfielder won a domestic treble with Manchester City and inspired Belgium to become the first team to qualify for UEFA EURO 2020.

Lionel Messi (Barcelona)

All-time selections: 11

2019 UEFA club competition: 11 appearances (8 goals)

Domestic: 37 (37)

Argentina: 10 (5)

Total: 58 (50)

The 2018/19 Champions League Forward of the Season, 12-goal top scorer and first player to score in 15 successive seasons in the competition, Messi racked up a half-century of goals for the ninth time in the last ten years.

Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)

All-time selections: 14

2019 UEFA club competition: 10 appearances (7 goals)

Domestic: 30 (18)

Portugal: 10 (14)

Total: 50 (39)

Another stellar 12 months for the evergreen Ronaldo, who added maiden Serie A and UEFA Nations League titles to his already bulging trophy cabinet. Aged 34 but still talismanic for both club and country.

Robert Lewandowski (Bayern)

All-time selections: debut

2019 UEFA club competition: 7 appearances (10 goals)

Domestic: 41 (38)

Poland: 10 (6)

Total: 58 (54)

The second-highest scorer in the 2018/19 Champions League topped the charts in the Bundesliga (22) and German Cup (7) – both won by Bayern – before becoming the first man to score in the opening 11 games of a Bundesliga campaign. Top scored in this season’s Champions League group stage with ten goals.

Sadio Mané (Liverpool)

All-time selections: debut

2019 UEFA club competition: 14 appearances (7 goals)

Club World Cup: 2 (0)

Domestic: 36 (24)

Senegal: 11 (4)

Total: 63 (35)

The 2018/19 Champions League Squad of the Season member was also the Premier League’s joint top scorer – he has since reached 100 appearances and brought up 50 league goals for Liverpool. Named 2019 African Player of the Year.