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Six Bayern Munich players nominated for UEFA Team of the Year

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UEFA has released the full slate of names that have been nominated for the UEFA Team of the year. A total of 40 players have made the initial list including 6 players from Bayern Munich.

Manuel Neuer, David Alaba, Jerome Boateng, Arturo Vidal, Thomas Muller, and Robert Lewandowski have been listed among Europe's elite. Those players (without Vidal) helped lead Bayern to another Bundesliga championship in the spring, along with a semifinal appearance in both the DFB Pokal and the UEFA Champions League. This season (with Vidal) the Bavarians are unbeaten in the league and top of their Champions League group.

Only two more Bundesliga players were nominated: Bayer Leverkusen's Hakan Calhanoglu and Wolfsburg's Ricardo Rodriguez.

You can vote for the UEFA Team of the Year here.

Full List of Nominees

Goalkeepers: Joe Hart (Manchester City/England), Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus/Italy), Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich/Germany), Denys Boyko (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk/Ukraine)

Defenders: David Alaba (Bayern Munich/Austria), David Luiz (Paris Saint-Germain/Brazil), Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid/Uruguay), Ricardo Rodriguez (Wolfsburg, Switzerland), Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain/Brazil), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid/Spain), Gerard Pique (Barcelona/Spain), Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich/Germany), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus/Italy), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus/Italy), Dani Alves (Barcelona/Brazil), Javier Mascherano (Barcelona/Argentina)

Midfielders: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City/Belgium), Eden Hazard (Chelsea/Belgium), James Rodriguez (Real Madrid/Colombia), Yevhen Konoplyanka (Sevilla/Ukraine), Hakan Calhanoglu (Bayer Leverkusen/Turkey), Arturo Vidal (Bayern Munich/Chile), Paul Pogba (Juventus/France), Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona/Croatia), Grzegorz Krychowiak (Sevilla/Poland), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona/Spain), Claudio Marchisio (Juventus/Italy), Marco Verratti (Paris Saint-Germain/Italy)

Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Portugal), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich/Poland), Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Argentina), Luis Suarez (Barcelona/Uruguay), Neymar (Barcelona/Brazil), Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich/Germany), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain/Sweden), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City/Argentina), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid/France), Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal/Chile), Alvaro Morata (Juventus/Spain), Gareth Bale (Real Madrid/Wales)