Bale seals spot alongside Barca stars in UEFA team of the year after fans' vote
Spurs winger Gareth Bale has been named in UEFA.com users' team of the year, which was voted for by around 380,000 visitors to the governing body's website.
Five players from European champions Barcelona – Dani Alves, Gerard Pique, Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi – also made the line-up along with Real Madrid trio Iker Casillas, Marcelo and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Bayern Munich forward Arjen Robben and AC Milan centre-back Thiago Silva completed the team.
On a wing and a prayer: Tottenham star Gareth Bale enjoyed a fine year