Euro 2020 team of the tournament was released recently, and it has raised questions as there is no Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku, Harry Maguire on the list. The team was said to have been selected from votes from fans. Below is the list of the players.
Players that Made the Euro 2020 Team of the Tournament
Italy’s penalty shootout hero Gianluigi Donnarumma who won the official player of the tournament, got the highest number of votes. The goalkeeper got 62% of the vote. He beat England’s Jordan Pickford, Denmark’s Kasper Schmeichel and Wales’ Danny Ward to the number one spot.
All four defenders selected played in the final, with England full-backs. Luke Shaw had 48% of the votes, while Kyle Walker got 29% of the votes. Italy central defenders Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini got 37% and 33% respectively. England and Manchester United centre-back Harry Maguire missed out, as he could only get 25% of votes.
Italy midfielder Jorginho had 30%, Spain teenager Pedri 13% and Belgium’s Kevin de Bruyne 12% to make up the midfield, with no space for players like Paul Pogba, Georginio Wijnaldum and Switzerland’s Granit Xhaka.
Perhaps the biggest surprise came upfront. With 22.5% of selections, Czech Republic frontman Patrik Schick, who scored five goals, squeezed out Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo 21.5% votes and so could not make it the team of the tournament. Schick, Raheem Sterling, who got 35% votes and Italy’s Federico Chiesa (24%), made up the up-three frontmen.