Six Barça stars up for uefa.com team
FC Barcelona have six players named in the 60-strong list for the public to vote on for the uefa.com team of the year 2010 with Carles Puyol, Gerard Piqué, Xavi Hernández, Andrés Iniesta, David Villa and Lionel Messi included.
There are five nominees for each of the 11 places in the team and the Blaugrana could see over half
of the winning selection come from their ranks after half a dozen of their stars were put up by the
official website of European football's governing body,.
All the players were chosen by uefa.com's team of journalists, who report on all aspects of
European football on a daily basis.
Barça's six players are well distributed as Piqué and Puyol are up for either or
both of the central defensive positions, Xavi is one of five stars vying for the centre of
midfield, Iniesta is up for the left-sided midfield role while two of the ten nominations for the
two forward positions are Villa and Messi. The decision will be announced on January 19, 2011.
♦ Below is the full list of 60 nominations for the uefa.com team of the year 2010.
♦ Goalkeepers; Casillas, Julio César, De Gea, Stekelenburg, Eduardo
♦ Right-backs: Maicon, Sergio Ramos, Lahm, Ivanovic, Van der Wiel
♦ Central defenders (two positions ): Piqué, Lúcio, Puyol, Samuel, David Luiz, Bonucci,
Hangeland, Lugano, Diawara, Douglas
♦ Left-backs: Coentrao, van Bronckhorst, Ashley Cole, Riise, Bastos
♦ Central midfielders: Schweinsteiger, van Bommel, Xavi, Khedira, Cambiasso
♦ Left midfielders: Zanetti, Robben, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kuyt, Adam Johnson
♦ Right midfielders: Iniesta, Malouda, Cassano, Bale, Di María
♦ Attacking midfielders: Sneijder, Özil, Cesc, Honda, Müller
♦ Forwards (two positions): Messi, Forlán, Villa, Diego Milito, Suárez, Drogba,
Higuaín, Eto’o, Lukaku,Tévez