Best XI of 2014
The year comes to an end, and what a year it has been. From Atletico Madrid surprising all and sundry by winning La Liga and Real Madrid reaching the promised land of La Decima in spectacular fashion, 2014 saw the best and beyond of football. Picking out the best players out of an action-packed year is an improbable task, but there is only room for 18 players, including the bench.The selection below has been made keeping in mind the performances of the individuals and their teams.
#1 Goalkeeper: Manuel Neuer
The Bayern Munich custodian is currently the best player in his position in world football, of that there is no doubt.
The year 2014 saw Manuel Neuer go from strength to strength and consolidate his position as the most difficult keeper to score past.
The German also added the World Cup to his overflowing kitty of trophies in the summer of 2014, not to mention the manner in which he has revolutionised the world of football with his style of play. The sweeper-keeper is now a much-vaunted player in modern day football, all thanks to Neuer.
2014 was Neuer’s most successful year in terms of trophies won; Bayern Munich can rest easy, knowing they have the best man in the world between the sticks.