UEFA officially released the Team of the Year as voted by fans on Friday, and, unsurprisingly, Ballon d'Or nominees Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer all found themselves in the XI.
The Times' Oliver Kay shared the complete squad:
UEFA also provided this image of all 11 players, via the Champions League official Twitter feed:
The final team has few surprises. Neuer, Philipp Lahm and Toni Kroos were all part of the Germany squad that won the 2014 World Cup, while Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos and Angel Di Maria were instrumental in Real Madrid's Champions League run.
Arjen Robben and David Alaba both had fantastic campaigns for Bayern Munich, Lionel Messi did exceptionally well at the World Cup, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a strong campaign and remains one of the world's most popular players.
Perhaps the biggest surprise is the inclusion of Atletico Madrid's Diego Godin, who had a fantastic season but isn't as well-known as some other centre-backs. Atletico's official Twitter feed rightfully pointed out the honour is well-deserved:
The team doesn't include any players from the Italian Serie A and includes just one from the British Premier League in Di Maria, who likely qualified thanks to his excellent run of performances to end the 2013-14 season for Real Madrid. Ibrahimovic made the squad as the only player from Ligue 1.
That shouldn't come as a huge surprise, however. Spanish clubs won both the Champions League and the Europa League, while Germany dominated the 2014 World Cup. As a result, all the other players in the team ply their trade in either La Liga or the Bundesliga. Bleacher Report UK provided this breakdown by team:
Ronaldo received more votes than any other player, per UEFA.com, and he was selected on 78 percent of all ballots. Eternal rival Messi was picked on 49 percent of ballots, while Ibrahimovic came closest to missing the cut, with just 28 percent of votes cast in his favour.