A Team Of 2020's Best Performers Has Been Revealed, Jack Grealish Is Alongside Lionel Messi
The best team of 2020 has been revealed and it is filled with incredible talent across the board.
WhoScored fans have voted on their standout performers of last year and it comes as no surprise Lionel Messi makes the cut.
The Barcelona superstar came close to leaving the Camp Nou last summer, but he's still pulled out some brilliant performances in 2020.
Joining him midfield is Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes, who has transformed the Red Devils since arriving in January.
On the left hand side however is Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish, ahead of talents such as Neymar and Sadio Mane.
Grealish helped his boyhood club avoid relegation last season and this campaign, they look set for a Europa League charge.
Check out the entire team below.
Goalkeeper: Emiliano Martinez (Arsenal/Aston Villa) - 53% of votes
Right-back: Achraf Hakimi (Borussia Dortmund/Inter Milan) - 55% of votes
Central defence: Kurt Zouma (Chelsea) - 44% of votes
Central defence: Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) - 50% of votes
Left-back: Theo Hernandez (AC Milan) - 54% of votes
Central midfield: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) - 71% of votes
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Central midfield: Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich) - 66% of votes
Right wing: Lionel Messi (Barcelona) - 64% of votes
Attacking midfield: Bruno Fernandes (Sporting CP/Manchester United) - 54% of votes
Left wing: Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) - 54% of votes
Striker: Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) - 52% of votes
:eyes: With almost 34,000 votes over our 2020 Team of the Year polls, here is the best XI from Europe's top five leagues, as voted by you!- WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) January 8, 2021
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk is currently recovering from a serious knee injury but makes it in defence.
He is partnered by Kurt Zouma, who has enjoyed a career resurgence at Chelsea after loan spells at Stoke City and Everton.
Anchoring the midfield are Kevin De Bruyne and Joshua Kimmich, with the latter instrumental in Bayern Munich's treble season.
But the most influential player was Robert Lewandowski who takes his rightful place up front.
Lewandowski netted 55 goals in 2020 and was arguably a shoe-in for the Ballon d'Or before cancellation.
Who do you think were the best players of 2020?
Let us know in the comments.
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