Vote for the best left-sided midfielder of the year for the uefa.com users' Team of 2001.
uefa.com users have been voting in huge numbers for the uefa.com users' Team of 2001. Voting continues until 30 December and this week the focus is mainly on midfielders. Read the profiles, view the video and have your say.
Mehmet Scholl (FC Bayern München and Germany)
The first left midfield player on our list is FC Bayern München's Mehmet Scholl, a dynamic player with technique and style in abundance. He is also the longest-serving player in the current Bayern squad but remains as influential as ever in his midfield role. Free-kicks are a speciality for the 31-year-old, along with pace and his mesmerising dribbling skills. Injured for much of the 2001/02 season, Scholl scored five goals in Bayern's successful UEFA Champions League campaign last term as well as adding nine league strikes to his name.
Kily González (Valencia CF and Argentina)
The former Rosario Central, Boca Juniors, Real Zaragoza midfield player was signed for Valencia CF by Hector Cuper - now with Internazionale - at the start of the 2000/01 season. Kily has a great left foot but also a fiery temper and is certainly committed to the Valencia cause. The 27-year-old a member of the Valencia teams that lost two consecutive UEFA Champions League finals but injuries have ensured that his appearances this term have been limited to cameo roles. Blessed with electric pace and a tireless work rate, the Argentinian international has impressed all and sundry over the past two seasons.
Ryan Giggs (Manchester United FC and Wales)
Harry Kewell (Leeds United AFC and Australia)
Used by Leeds United AFC as either a left winger or a forward, Kewell is one of the most celebrated midfield players in Europe. Having joined the club from the Australian Academy of Sport, the 23-year-old has been in fine form for both club and country this term. Only defeat by Uruguay at the final hurdle ended Australia's hopes of qualification for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, while his performances in the FA Premiership have earned him praise from all areas. Kewell already has seven league and two UEFA Cup strikes to his name this season and is fast becoming an increasingly valuable member of the Leeds team.
Juan Valerón (RC Deportivo La Coruña and Spain)
Many thanks for participating in the voting to find the uefa.com users' team of 2001. Voting has now closed, with the complete results to be announced on 3 January 2002.