This is the third year in a row that Neuer and Alaba have made the UEFA Team of the Year. Both are well behind the current streak held by Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo who is making the list for the ninth consecutive year. The two also have been named to the team more than any other Bayern player aside from Philipp Lahm (5 times).
Lionel Messi is joined by his Champions League winning Barcelona teammates Neymar, Andres Iniesta, Dani Alves, and Gerard Pique.
There are three first timers in the team this year: Paul Pogba, James Rodriguez, and Neymar.
UEFA Team of the Year 2015
Goalkeeper: Manuel Neuer (3rd appearance)
Defenders: Dani Alves (4), Sergio Ramos (5), Gerard Pique (4), David Alaba (3)
Midfielders: Paul Pogba (1), Andres Iniesta (5), James Rodriguez (1)
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo (10), Lionel Messi (7), Neymar (1)