No Premier League players in 2013 Fifa Team of the Year
Published 13/01/2014 | 17:57
There was no Premier League representation in the star-studded FifPro 2013 Team of the Year announced tonight in Zurich.
The three candidates for the Ballon d’Or are included in a formidable looking team.
Franck Ribery takes his place in midfield alongside Barcelona pair Andres Iniesta and Xavi, with Ronaldo and Leo Messi forming a lethal attack with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
This is the second year in succession without a Premier League representative while it marks the first time players from the Bundesliga or France's Ligue 1 had ever been selected in the Fifa team of the year.
Team of the Year: Manuel Neuer; Dani Alves, Philippe Lahm, Thiago Silva, Sergio Ramos; Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Franck Ribery; Leo Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic.