Chelsea’s Eden Hazard has been included in UEFA’s Team of the Year 2017 after his feats in the calendar year that saw him lift the Premier League title.
Hazard has been one of Chelsea’s most important players since he arrived at the club in the summer of 2012, weeks after Chelsea won the Champions League for the first time.
The diminutive player was instrumental for the successes of his club and country last year as the Blues, under the guidance of Antonio Conte, won the Premier League and finished as runners up to Arsenal in the FA Cup.
At international level, the 27-year old played a vital part in Belgium’s qualification to the 2018 World Cup, to be hosted by Russia.
He was one of two Premier League players in the 11 players selected by UEFA, with Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne also on the list.
There were six players from Spain’s La Liga. Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric, Marcelo and Toni Kroos all from Real Madrid and Lionel Messi the only Barcelona player on the list.
Juventus produced two players on the list and they were Gianluigi Buffon and Giorgio Chiellini while Paris Saint Germain had one representative being Dani Alves.