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UEFA Announce 50 Nominees For 2018 Team Of The Year

UEFA has announced the 50 nominees for its official 2018 Team of the Year, and three Africans made the list.

Click through the gallery above to see the 2017 UEFA Team of the Year.

Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, and Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly were the only African nominees announced by UEFA on Monday, while big stars such Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Luka Modric and Antoine Griezmann also made the selection.

The 50-man shortlist is made up of the best performers in European club competitions, domestic and international tournaments, as decided by UEFA's journalists, and now UEFA.com users can vote for their favourite XI online.

Here is the complete list of nominees

Goalkeepers

Alisson Becker (AS Roma/Liverpool), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Keylor Navas (Real Madrid), Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (FC Barcelona)

Defenders

Jordi Alba (FC Barcelona), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Jose Gimenez (Atletico Madrid), Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid), Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli), Kostas Manolas (AS Roma), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Gerard Pique (FC Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), John Stones (Manchester City), Samuel Umtiti (FC Barcelona), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid)

Midfielders

Casemiro (Real Madrid), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Isco (Real Madrid), N'Golo Kante (Chelsea), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), James Milner (Liverpool), Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Saul Niguez (Atletico Madrid), Dimitri Payet (Marseille), Miralem Pjanic (Juventus), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Ivan Rakitic (FC Barcelona), David Silva (Manchester City), Florian Thauvin (Marseille)

Forwards

Gareth Bale (Real Madrid), Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain), Paulo Dybala (Juventus), Edin Dzeko (AS Roma), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Sadio Mane (Liverpool), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona), Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Juventus), Luis Suarez (FC Barcelona), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)

Read: Final 2018 Ballon d'Or Ranking Revealed, Messi Only Fifth

Which 11 stars would you vote into your 2018 UEFA Team of the Year? Have your say in the comments section below.

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