It is that time of year again, and UEFA have released their 50 man shortlist for the 2018 Team of the Year.
These 50 stars, separated into ‘Goalkeepers’, ‘Defenders’, ‘Midfielders’, and ‘Forwards’, will now compete for votes over the coming weeks.
They will soon be whittled down to just a starting XI, and Spurs have two men in with a shout of making that illustrious list.
Hugo Lloris has ben picked out as one of just five keepers in the 50 man shortlist, primarily for his World Cup heroics as he lifted the trophy for his native France.
Spurs striker Harry Kane also makes the grade, sitting alongside some of the very best strikers in world football.
The Premier League was the second best represented league in the world with 14 players, behind La Liga with 22.
The only English players to make it this year were Kane, John Stones, and James Milner.
Get your votes in now!
The full list is as follows:
Alisson (Liverpool/Roma), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Keylor Navas (Real Madrid), Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona).
Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona), Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli), Kostas Manolas (Roma), Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid), Jose Gimenez (Atletico Madrid), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), John Stones (Manchester City).
Luka Modric (Real Madrid), N’Golo Kante (Chelsea), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), James Milner (Liverpool), Casemiro (Real Madrid), Isco (Real Madrid), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona), David Silva (Manchester City), Miralem Pjanic (Juventus), Saul Niguez (Atletico Madrid), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Dimitri Payet (Marseille), Florian Thauvin (Marseille).
Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Juventus), Sadio Mane (Liverpool), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Robert Firmino (Liverpool), Edin Dzeko (Roma), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Paulo Dybala (Juventus), Luis Suarez (Barcelona), Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain), Gareth Bale (Real Madrid).
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— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 10, 2018
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