The official website for European football

Record voting for new-look Team of the Year

Published: Thursday 12 December 2013, 10.48CET
Just a week after opening, voting for the UEFA.com users' Team of 2013 is attracting fans in record numbers, with 4.8 million votes cast by 1 million visitors from 218 countries.
Record voting for new-look Team of the Year
Cristiano Ronaldo's Portuguese countrymen have made up 13% of the voters so far ©Getty Images

UEFA.com features

Penalties: How to hit them, where to put them
  • Penalties: How to hit them, where to put them
  • Upwardly-mobile Roma impress Xabi Alonso
  • Benatia ready for quick return to Roma
  • Masterclass: Džeko's heading guide
  • European qualifying's all-time top scorers
  • Pick of the Week of Football
  • Linköping and Liverpool seek improvement
  • Ten things you may not know about Robbie Keane
  • Age no limit for record-breaking Ødegaard
  • Raţ ready to complete Romania century
1 of 10
Published: Thursday 12 December 2013, 10.48CET

Record voting for new-look Team of the Year

Just a week after opening, voting for the UEFA.com users' Team of 2013 is attracting fans in record numbers, with 4.8 million votes cast by 1 million visitors from 218 countries.

With a brand-new look, interactive features and easy social media sharing options, the UEFA.com users' Team of the Year 2013 has received a record number of votes following its launch.

Since the poll to select your 2013 dream XI opened just a week ago the ballot has been swamped with fans who have already posted over 4.8 million votes, with 8 million page views from 1 million visitors. The 2012 edition, itself a record-breaking poll, registered 5.3 million votes across the entire month it was open.

Social success
This year, it is easier than ever share your team online, compare it with the picks of famous former players and against the selections of your friends in the application and via social media. With more than 81,000 votes cast on Twitter, and 50% of voters arriving at the Team of the Year site via social media platforms such as UEFA.com's Facebook, Twitter and Google+ pages, fans from 218 countries have relished discussing and debating their nominations across the web.

©UEFA.com

The latest voting trends

Live voting trends, a history section of the annual vote – now in its 13th edition – and the ability to compare players' individual statistics over the course of the year have also attracted fans, but who have they been voting for?

The popular vote
With Cristiano Ronaldo in red-hot form as the Portugal forward hopes to bag a place in the final selection, it is perhaps no surprise that 13% of the votes have been cast by his countrymen, the highest percentage from any nation. Germany (10%) and Poland (7%), both with national-team players shortlisted, follow closely behind while fourth on the list comes the United States.

Be sure to choose your 2013 Team of the Year before the 9 January deadline.

Pick your team now

Last updated: 12/12/13 11.58CET

http://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2035777.html#record+voting+look+team+year

  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.