UEFA are set to release the shortlist for their annual ‘Team of the Year’ nominations on Tuesday and the team is sure to upset a few people as former world player of the year, Zinedine Zidane, has only made the bench.

The players who have featured on the ‘Team of the year’ the most amount of times since the list was created in 2001 have been put together in an ultimate XI.

**Full Team:**

Here is the starting line up with seven substitutes as listed by on the European footballing body’s *official website**.*

__Goalkeeper: __

*Iker Casillas*

Selected 6 times – 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012

__Defenders: __

*Sergio Ramos*

Selected 4 times – 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2014

*Philipp Lahm*

Selected 5 times – 2006, 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2014

*Carlos Puyol*

Featured 6 times – 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010

*Alessandro Nesta*

Featured 4 times – 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2007

__Midfielders:__

*Steven Gerrard*

Selected 3 times – 2005, 2006 and 2007

*Xavi Hernandez*

Selected 5 times – 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012

*Andres Iniesta*

Selected 4 times – 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012

__Forwards:__

*Thierry Henry *

Selected 5 times – 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2006

*Leo Messi*

Selected 6 times – 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014

*Cristiano Ronaldo*

Selected 9 times – 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014

__Substitutes:__

*Gianluigi Buffon*

Selected 3 times – 2003, 2004 and 2006

*John Terry*

Selected 4 times – 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009

*Zinedine Zidane*

Selected 3 times – 2001, 2002 and 2003

*Pavel Nedved*

Selected 3 times – 2003, 2004 and 2005

*Ronaldinho*

Selected 3 times – 2004, 2005 and 2006

*Kaka*

Selected 3 times – 2006, 2007 and 2009

Zlatan Ibrahimovic** **

Selected 4 times – 2007, 2009, 2013 and 2014