Despite losing the final to Real Madrid, five Athletico Madrid players have been announced in the tournament’s team of the year which is more than any other club.
Thibaut Courtois, Juanfran, Filipe Luis, Raul Garcia and talismanic striker Diego Costa all made the cut for this year’s best XI after a string of superb performances brought the Madrid outfit all the way to the final in Lisbon.
Champions Real Madrid had three players in team, Sergio Ramos, Gareth Bale and Cristiano who coincidentally all scored in their side’s trophy winning performance against Athletico in Lisbon.
Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben, Chelsea’s Gary Cahill and Paris Saint-Germain’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic completed the team.
Here is the full UEFA Team of the season:
GK – Thibaut Courtois – Atletico Madrid
RB – Juanfran – Atletico Madrid
CB – Gary Cahill – Chelsea
CB – Sergio Ramos – Real Madrid
LB – Filipe Luis – Atletico Madrid
CM – Arjen Robben – Bayern Munich
CM – Raul Garcia – Atletico Madrid
CM – Gareth Bale – Real Madrid
RW – Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid
ST – Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Paris Saint-Germain
LW – Diego Costa – Atletico Madrid