The European Young Team of the Season was released on Tuesday afternoon and there were inclusion for four Barclays Premier League players, but interestingly none from La Liga.
Take a look at the starting XI that has been picked by Spanish media publication Marca:
GK) Timo Horn – Koln
Germany possess a strong batch of very good keepers and it would appear the Koln stopper is next in line to follow in the footsteps of Manuel Neuer and Marc-Andre Ter Stegen.
The Bundesliga outfit enjoyed a successful season defensively and much of that was down to the exploits of the 23-year-old.
RB) Hector Bellerin – Arsenal
Injuries to Mathieu Debuchy throughout the season created an opportunity for Bellerin and he grabbed it with both hands. One of his two goals this year came against Liverpool in April and the Spaniard is regarded as one of the brightest prospects in England.
CB) John Stones – Everton
Everton have not enjoyed a great campaign, but Stones is one player to emerge with some credit as his performances at the heart of the Toffees defence have been superb.
After displacing Sylvain Distin as Phil Jagiekla’s first-choice partner, the England U21 star is deservedly named in this starting XI.
CB) Daniele Rugani – Empoli
Rugani has been on-loan at Empoli from Serie A champions Juventus this season and his impressive performances have seen him rewarded with a call-up to the Italian national team.
LB) Baba Rahman – FC Augsburg
The Ghana defender performed extremely well for the Bundesliga surprise package FC Augsburg, who finished fifth this year and is also reportedly attracting interest from Chelsea and Manchester City [via talkSPORT].