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    Team of the Year 2015 Nominees

    The nominees:


    Gianluigi Buffon (Italy, Juventus)
    Iker Casillas (Spain, FC Porto)
    David De Gea (Spain, Manchester United)
    Keylor Navas (Costa Rica, Real Madrid CF)
    Manuel Neuer (Germany, FC Bayern Munich)

    David Alaba (Austria, FC Bayern Munich)
    Jordi Alba (Spain, FC Barcelona)
    Daniel Alves (Brazil, FC Barcelona)
    Jérôme Boateng (Germany, FC Bayern Munich)
    Daniel Carvajal (Spain, Real Madrid CF)
    Giorgio Chiellini (Italy, Juventus)
    David Luiz (Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain)
    Diego Godín (Uruguay, Atlético Madrid)
    Mats Hummels (Germany, Borussia Dortmund)
    Branislav Ivanovic (Serbia, Chelsea)
    Vincent Kompany (Belgium, Manchester City)
    Philipp Lahm (Germany, FC Bayern Munich)
    Marcelo (Brazil, Real Madrid CF)
    Javier Mascherano (Argentina, FC Barcelona)
    Pepe (Portugal, Real Madrid CF)
    Gerard Piqué (Spain, FC Barcelona)
    Sergio Ramos (Spain, Real Madrid CF)
    Thiago Silva (Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain)
    John Terry (England, Chelsea)
    Raphaël Varane (France, Real Madrid CF)

    Thiago Alcantara (Spain, FC Bayern Munich)
    Xabi Alonso (Spain, FC Bayern Munich)
    Sergio Busquets (Spain, FC Barcelona)
    Eden Hazard (Belgium, Chelsea FC)
    Andrés Iniesta (Spain, FC Barcelona)
    Toni Kroos (Germany, Real Madrid CF)
    Luka Modric (Croatia, Real Madrid CF)
    Andrea Pirlo (Italy, New York City FC)
    Paul Pogba (France, Juventus)
    Ivan Rakitic (Croatia, FC Barcelona)
    James Rodríguez (Colombia, Real Madrid CF)
    David Silva (Spain, Manchester City)
    Yaya Touré (Ivory Coast, Manchester City FC)
    Marco Verratti (Italy, Paris Saint-Germain)
    Arturo Vidal (Chile, FC Bayern Munich)

    Sergio Agüero (Argentina, Manchester City FC)
    Gareth Bale (Wales, Real Madrid CF)
    Karim Benzema (France, Real Madrid CF)
    Douglas Costa (Brazil, FC Bayern Munich)
    Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden, Paris Saint-Germain FC)
    Robert Lewandowski (Poland, FC Bayern Munich)
    Lionel Messi (Argentina, FC Barcelona)
    Thomas Müller (Germany, FC Bayern Munich)
    Neymar Jr. (Brazil, FC Barcelona)
    Arjen Robben (The Netherlands, FC Bayern Munich)
    Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Real Madrid CF)
    Wayne Rooney (England, Manchester United FC)
    Alexis Sánchez (Chile, Arsenal)
    Luis Suárez (Uruguay, FC Barcelona)
    Carlos Tevez (Argentina, Boca Juniors)

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    some ones:

    Casillas Ivanovic Alonso Bale Rooney

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    honestly, who cares at this point? the ballon d'or, toty have lost a lot of their credibility over the past few years. some of the names in that list are nothing short of ridiculous (as well as names not mentioned).

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    How can Raphael Varane who's not even a starter for Madrid be nominated? He's a great player but he's regularly 3rd choice behind Pepe and Ramos.

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    Rooney, Bale, Pirlo, Alonso, Varane, Terry, Hazard (it's for the entire year, correct?), Hummels, Alves are all

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    Kompany was really shit for City last season, don't know how he is doing this.

    These award are more media reputation than anything, you play at a mainstream club you are bound to make the list. Also agents influence to get their client in there, they can use it to get better sponsorship contracts.

    I think they should do a formula to get a more deversified field. Maybe weigh it 50% peer vote, 30% media, 20 % fan vote.
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    This award loses all its credibility when Casillas is nominated no matter what and David Luiz continues to be overrated forever.

    Awards are for Calendar year 2015 if I'm not wrong. Few of the nominees are beyond joke.

    Ivanovic is arguably the worst RB this season in PL.
    Pepe, Sergio Ramos and Varane are all listed. That's a fucking joke. Varane wasn't even first choice player and all the madrid defenders are nominated
    Thiago Alcantra was barely fit but somehow he is in.
    Rooney Not a single ManUtd will agree with that.
    Douglas Costa Good 2 seasons with Bayern and he is nominated.

    I'm wondering why Falcao missed out
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    I think the point is theres a fine line between comming across as a learned individual and comming across as a bit of a wanker, and utilising every corner of your vocabulary on a global internet football forum with people many of whom don't have don't have english as their first language makes you come across as the latter.

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    How the fuck do they nominate these players? By fans or journalists or what?

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    Xabi Alonso has actually done great in Bayern München so I do understand that choice. However there are too many names on that list that shouldn't have been there.

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    Where the hell is Icardi

    srs though, i imagine a cartoon of him (and Toni) jostling for position in a line only to be told to piss off

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