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UEFA Announces Nominees For 2019 Team Of The Year

UEFA has announced the nominees for the 2019 Team of the Year, including six African stars, and Cristiano Ronaldo extended a record over longstanding rival Lionel Messi in the process.

Click through the gallery above to see the African nominees for the 2019 UEFA Team of the Year.

The Juventus superstar has made the 50-man shortlist for a 16th straight year – more than any other player in history.

He has made the UEFA Team of the Year 13 times, including the past 12 selections in a row, while Messi has been nominated a 14th time overall and made the final selection 10 times.

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After winning the UEFA Champions League in May, it will not surprise many that Liverpool have the most nominees with 10 stars, including African duo Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.

The 50 nominated players were selected by's editors and correspondents based on performances in European club competitions – namely the Champions League, the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup – as well as the players' domestic and international performances.

You can find all the nominees in the graphic below: users can now vote for their favourite XI online.

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


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