An unbelievable total of 12 FC Bayern Munich stars have been nominated for the most renowned annual football awards worldwide!
Just like every year, uefa.com is inviting users to cast their votes in the annual poll for the Team of the Year. The initial list of 40 candidates for 2015 includes six FC Bayern players: Manuel Neuer, David Alaba, Jérôme Boateng, Arturo Vidal, Thomas Müller and Robert Lewandowski.
A remarkable 11 FC Bayern stars feature on the 55-strong shortlist for the FIFA FIFPro World XI 2015, namely Philipp Lahm, Manuel Neuer, Jérôme Boateng, Thomas Müller, David Alaba, Thiago, Xabi Alonso, Arturo Vidal, Arjen Robben, Robert Lewandowski and Douglas Costa. Bayern thus provide more candidates then Champions League holders FC Barcelona (10), with only Real Madrid (12) edging ahead of the German record champions.
No fewer than eight FCB pros are among the world's 50 best footballers, according to Goal.com, the world's biggest sports website (online presence in 37 countries). They are: Manuel Neuer, Robert Lewandowski, Arjen Robben, Philipp Lahm, Thomas Müller, David Alaba, Jérôme Boateng, and Arturo Vidal.
Five FC Bayern stars have been nominated for the 2015 World Player of the Year award. Manuel Neuer, Thomas Müller, Robert Lewandowski, Arjen Robben and Arturo Vidal are on the 23-strong list of candidates published by FIFA and the French magazine France Football. Besides the five Bayern players – as many as Real Madrid, only Barcelona boast six – Pep Guardiola is one of ten nominees for the World Coach award.
A total of eleven players plus coach Pep Guardiola have been nominated for the awards above. Franck Ribery is still recovering and would probably also have made to some of the lists.