Eden Hazard has been rewarded for his fantastic year of 2017 with a spot in the UEFA Fan’s Team of the Year.
⚽️ #TeamOfTheYear ⚽️— Team of the Year 2017 (@ChampionsLeague) January 11, 2018
Introducing your 2017 all-star XI after a record 8.8m votes! pic.twitter.com/MTpF7U37Yz
The Chelsea forward was voted in by the fans on UEFA.com and is surrounded by a who’s who of elite stars in world football. Despite not participating in last year’s Champions League, Hazard racked up three goals and two assists in six group matches at the tail end of 2017. Couple that with him leading the Blues to the Premier League title and his place in any end of the year Best XI is deserved.
The rest of the team is star-studded as you would expect. Here’s how it looks in full:
Goalkeeper: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus)
Defenders: Marcelo (Real Madrid), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Dani Alves (PSG)
Midfielders: Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Lionel Messi (Barcelona)