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UEFA Has Dropped Its 'Ultimate' Team Of The Year

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UEFA Has Dropped Its 'Ultimate' Team Of The Year

Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and fierce rival Lionel Messi have booked their rightful places in UEFA's all-time XI.

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The all-time XI is based on players who have made the most appearances in each position in UEFA fans' Team of the Year selections.

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Ronaldo, 34, has made the most appearances with a whopping 13 times that he has been picked by fans for Team of the Year.

According to UEFA, the ex-Manchester United and Real Madrid star has been nominated a record 15 times.

And Ronaldo has incredibly held on to a spot in Team of the Year since 2007, with last year's line-up marking his 12th consecutive appearance.

Not much further behind the Portugal captain is Barcelona superstar Messi, who has 10 appearances to his name.

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Posted below is UEFA's all-time XI, which is lined up in a 4-3-3 formation.

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Goalkeeper

Iker Casillas (Real Madrid/Porto and Spain): six appearances (2007, '08, '09, '10, '11 and '12)

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Defenders

Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid and Spain): eight appearances (2008, '12, '13, '14, '15, '16, '17 and '18)

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Gerard Pique (Barcelona and Spain): five appearances (2010, '11, '12, '15 and '16)

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Carles Puyol (Barcelona and Spain): six appearances (2002, '05, '06, '08, '09 and '10)

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Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich and Germany): five appearances (2006, '08, '12, '13 and '14)

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Midfielders

Steven Gerrard (Liverpool and England): three appearances (2005, '06 and '07)

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Xavi (Barcelona and Spain): five appearances (2008, '09, '10, '11 and '12)

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Andres Iniesta (Barcelona and Spain): six appearances (2009, '10, '11, '12, '15 and '16)

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Forwards

Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United/Real Madrid/Juventus and Portugal): 13 appearances (2004, '07, '08, '09, '10, '11, '12, '13, '14, '15, '16, '17 and '18)

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Lionel Messi (Barcelona and Argentina): 10 appearances (2008, '09, '10, '11, '12, '14, '15, '16, '17 and '18)

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Thierry Henry (Arsenal and France): five appearances (2001, '02, '03, '04 and '06)

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Topics: Xavi, Football News, Sergio Ramos, Football, Lionel Messi, UEFA, Gerard Pique, Andres Iniesta, Steven Gerrard, Iker Casillas, thierry henry, Cristiano Ronaldo, Carles Puyol

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