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CIES Reveal Europe’s Player & Team Of The Season

CIES Reveal Europe’s Player & Team Of The Season

By David Kappel - May 16, 2017 07:00 PM @kappilinho

Football statistics institute CIES have announced their Player and Team of the Season, snubbing the likes of Neymar, Luis Suarez and Robert Lewandowski.

Click through the gallery to CIES’ European Team of the Season.

The Swiss-based football stats experts have developed an objective approach to measure player performance, based on a set of key indicators.

Only players, who have played at least 2000 minutes this season were taken into consideration, and the top players were ranked on how many points out of 100 they can score in CIES’ analysis.

Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer (88 points) is one of four Bayern Munich players – more than from any other club – in the Best XI. The 31-year-old beat Sergio Asenjo (Villarreal) and Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur) in his position.

Roma's Bruno Peres (84 points) only sits in joint-fourth place in the full-back category but he made the Best XI, because he is the highest-ranked right-back.

Bayern duo Javi Martinez (87 points) and Mats Hummels (86.5 points) made the cut as centre-back pairing, while Juventus’ left-back Alex Sandro (87 points) just beat Real Madrid’s Marcelo and David Alaba to complete the top four.

With Thiago Alcantara (90 points), another Bayern star made the selection, being the highest ranked central midfielder, while Paul Pogba (89 points) somewhat surprisingly was also included.

Red Bull Leipzig’s Naby Keita (88.5 points) completes the central midfield three, who received more points than players such as Marco Verratti and Toni Kroos.

On the wing, Lionel Messi (93 points) beats Cristiano Ronaldo (90 points) to first place, but both of them ended up in CIES’ Best XI, leaving no space for Neymar or Philippe Coutinho.

Upfront, Dries Mertens (91 points) is the surprise inclusion, beating established strikers such Lewandowski and Suarez.

Read: Could This Be Real Madrid's Line-Up In 2020?

Overall, Messi has been ranked the best performing player in Europe by CIES with 93 points, beating Mertens (91) and Edin Dzeko (90.5) to second and third spot. 

Do you think the XI above represents the top performers in Europe this season? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Mina d dog Joined: 26 Apr 2017
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Mina d dog May 20, 2017 08:39 PM
Where is Hazard,Cahill, David Luis n Chelsea ryt back Azpialecuata if I remember correctly he has not miss any game for Chelsea did czn
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Mr.Kubayi May 17, 2017 10:32 PM
Keitha,is a superb young player,well done boy
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Nick#10 Joined: 08 Dec 2016
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Nick#10 May 17, 2017 01:10 PM
not Pogba...it is only true bcoz messi is number 1
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RealManU1937 Joined: 30 Oct 2016
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RealManU1937 May 17, 2017 12:20 PM
Pogba my foot y the hell would you insult us by that name
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mfundos788 Joined: 27 Feb 2012
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mfundos788 May 17, 2017 11:44 AM
I AM MACHESTER UNITED FAN BUT POGBA DOES NOT DESERVE TO BE ON EUROPE TEAM OF THE YEAR
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Khosie4 May 17, 2017 10:26 AM
mxmm right back, where z dani alves?
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Dladla_Sthe_Keise May 17, 2017 09:44 AM
The minute i saw Pogba's name..i just knew this thing is crap
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deadly trio msn May 17, 2017 09:39 AM
Mxm messi will always be the king of the game
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knighty Joined: 17 Mar 2017
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knighty May 17, 2017 09:37 AM
Pogba aynkeke sbali yimbude ke le... #UVO LWAMI NAMI
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knighty Joined: 17 Mar 2017
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knighty May 17, 2017 09:36 AM
Pogba aynkeke sbali yimbude ke le... #UVO LWAMI NAMI
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nazzzi May 17, 2017 09:15 AM
individually messi performed better than anyone, messi made barca looked better than what they were going to be if CR7 was playing for barca in their situation
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Cbucsok May 17, 2017 07:52 AM
Mxm! What is Pogba doing in this team? Infact it's not only him, Martinez, really?
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Gushesh92 May 17, 2017 06:23 AM
yooh this statistics fail to calculate there is more players missing on this line up such as Macelo , mbappe , dybala, king JR Nymer , Hazard & Costa
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Miss B Lahun May 17, 2017 05:57 AM
I don't understand this nonsense qha ke.
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motabola Joined: 02 Dec 2016
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motabola May 17, 2017 05:46 AM
It shouldn't be about the trophies but how one play
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The Lecturer Joined: 05 May 2017
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The Lecturer May 16, 2017 10:16 PM
@Alexkuas, I disagree 100% with you. STATISTICS are the numerical values we read on paper with no life at all but an ARTISTIC player is the human being we watch live on T.V or at the stadium. As much as the stats give us a clue about a fact they are not telling the whole story. Sometimes we need to put the stats aside and watch football matches to see these players through our own eyes not through dead numbers. So much emphasis placed upon stats has compromised a lot of entertainment in football and hyped up many avarage players. It's a shame!!!
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Alexkuas Joined: 23 Aug 2012
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Alexkuas May 16, 2017 09:55 PM
Oh thank God Pogba is in that list. Statistics will never lie!!!
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Hloni'mayeng2 May 16, 2017 09:47 PM
that's an ovias one... ths season messi has dominated
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The Lecturer Joined: 05 May 2017
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The Lecturer May 16, 2017 09:47 PM
The list of the greats who wore the jersey number 10 in history is mind blowing. The likes of Ernest "wire" Chirwali, Roger Feutumba, Jomo Sono, Pele, Maradona, Rivaldo, Zidane, Ronaldinho, and last but not least is the "little magician". Number 7 who?, Cristiano or Beckham?, talking about legends!!!, M€£$$$iii!!!
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Xuma May 16, 2017 09:25 PM
who ever this CIES is wahlanya. His line up is madness...

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