Euro 2020: UEFA omits Euro’s top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo from Team of the Tournament for Euro – In a surprising move, Euro 2020’s top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo hasn’t found a place in UEFA’s Team of the Tournament. Instead, five players from champions Italy including player of the tournament Gianluigi Donnarumma and three from England have found a place in the team. However, England captain Harry Kane also missed out.
Romelu Lukaku from Belgium and one from Denmark and Spain each complete the line-up, which was selected by UEFA’s technical observer team.
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Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was named as the UEFA EURO 2020 Player of the Tournament, while 18-year-old Spanish midfielder Pedri won the Young Player of the Tournament award, and both are included in the line-up.
The technical observers chose a 4-3-3 formation, which was one of the most frequently used during the tournament. The line-up included the following players, all of whom are making their first appearance in a UEFA EURO Team of the Tournament.
UEFA Team of the tournament: Gianluigi Donnarumma (Italy); Kyle Walker (England), Leonardo Bonucci (Italy), Harry Maguire (England), Leonardo Spinazzola (Italy); Jorginho (Italy), Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Denmark), Pedri (Spain); Federico Chiesa (Italy), Romelu Lukaku (Belgium), Raheem Sterling (England)
Packie Bonner (Republic of Ireland), Esteban Cambiasso (Argentina/Italy), Fabio Capello (Italy), Cosmin Contra (Romania), Corinne Diacre (France), Jean-François Domergue (France), Dušan Fitzel (Czech Republic), Steffen Freund (Germany), Frans Hoek (Netherlands), Aitor Karanka (Spain), Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland), Ginés Meléndez (Spain), David Moyes (Scotland), Mixu Paatelainen (Finland), Peter Rudbæk (Denmark), Willi Ruttensteiner (Austria)