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6 Barça players in Deco's Team of the Year

He chose players from five different teams: Barça, Bayern, Madrid, At. Madrid and Juve

6 Barça players in Deco's Team of the Year
6 Barça players in Deco's Team of the Year

He chose players from five different teams: Barça, Bayern, Madrid, At. Madrid and Juve

Alineació Deco

Anderson de Souza, Deco, former Porto, Barça and Chelsea player published his Team of the Year 2015 in UEFA.com. He has included six Barcelona players: Alves, Piqué, Rakitic, Iniesta, Messi and Neymar. Regarding the rest of the lineup, there are two players from Bayern (Neuer and Alaba), 1 from Real Madrid (Cristiano), 1 from Atlético Madrid (Godín) and 1 from Juventus (Pogba).

Deco justified his decision:

  • GK: Manuel Neuer: Amazing goalkeeper who enjoyed another season at the highest possible level.
  • DF: Dani Alves: Age is simply not a problem for him ... he remains an outstanding full-back.
  • DF: Diego Godín: Not much to say here: he's simply one of the best central defenders out there.
  • DF: Gerard Piqué had a great season: Spanish champion, winner of the UEFA Champions League and also the FIFA Club World Cup.
  • DF: David Alaba: Excellent left-back capable of scoring long-range goals.
  • MF: Paul Pogba shows exhilarating class with every single move on the pitch.
  • MF: Ivan Rakitić: Barcelona hit the jackpot with his signing; he impressed in a team full of stars.
  • MF: Andrés Iniesta: Fabulous performer and still a key player in Barcelona's midfield.
  • FW: Cristiano Ronaldo: Goals, goals and more goals. Another campaign at the highest level.
  • FW: Lionel Messi keeps winning major trophies and stood out once again all year long.
  • FW: Neymar: His start to the season was simply astounding. He's a very gifted player.