EURO 2020

Euro 2020 Team of the Tournament

Mudeet Arora
Euro 2020 team of the tournament revealed by UEFA
Euro 2020 team of the tournament revealed by UEFA / ANDREAS SOLARO/Getty Images
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UEFA have revealed the Euro 2020 team of the tournament after a panel of Technical Observers finalised their list.

Here's who they selected as part of the XI:

Goalkeeper:

Gianluigi Donnarumma (Italy):

Donnarumma was without doubt the standout performer among goalkeepers at the Euro 2020. He stood strong in each of Italy's penalty shootouts in the tournament and ensured that he brought glory to his country.


Defenders:

Kyle Walker (England):

Walker was one of the most consistent performers for England at the Euro 2020. He maintained an incredible defensive record while also contributing in attack for the Three Lions as they reached the final of the tournament.

Leonardo Bonucci (Italy):

The rock at the back for Italy and their goal-scorer in the final, Leonardo Bonucci was one of the best players of the tournament and deserved his spot in this XI.

Harry Maguire (England):

Maguire was the most consistent performer for England throughout the Euro 2020. He led the team in defence and had one of the best defensive stats in the tournament.

Leonardo Spinazzola (Italy):


One of the biggest reasons why Italy reached the final of the tournament is Leonardo Spinazzola. It was so unfortunate that the defender didn't make it to the final due to his injury, but regardless of that, Spinazzola deserves his spot here at left-back. The only close competitor to him was Luke Shaw and we will be lying if we say he didn't deserve a spot here too.


Midfielders:

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (Denmark):

One of the leaders of an incredible Denmark side that reached the semi-final of the Euro 2020 was Hojbjerg.

The Southampton hitman was mercurial throughout the tournament.

Jorginho (Italy):

Such was his performance throughout the Euro 2020 that Jorginho is being included in Ballon d'Or discussions among fans.

Honestly, we would love to see someone who is a traditional central-midfielder to win the Ballon d'Or.

Speaking about his performance, everything great about Italy at the Euro 2020 came through Jorginho and that's quite a big statement to make.

Pedri (Spain):

One of the shining young stars of the Euro 2020, Pedri proved himself to be considered as one of the great players of the future with his performances for Spain.

The way he marshalled Spain's midfield in some pretty tough games showcased how important a player he could be for club and country in the near future. This is why he deserves the spotlight here.


Forwards:

Federico Chiesa (Italy):

Chiesa was by far one of the most exciting forwards at Euro 2020 and he proved his caliber in the most amazing fashion in the final when he came up with an incredible performance for his side.

The Italian forward wrecked havoc in midfield and attack against England and the opposition had no answer to his trickery and precision throughout the time he played.

Romelu Lukaku (Belgium):

One of the standout performers at the Euro 2020 was Romelu Lukaku.

The Belgian hitman came up with crucial goals for his side throughout the tournament regardless of their eventual knockout.

Raheem Sterling (England):

There is no doubt Sterling gets his spot in the best XI of the tournament. The Manchester City man has been the standout player for England throughout Euro 2020 and it is credit to him that they managed to reach the final.


Following is the list of technical observers who selected the Best XI:

Packie Bonner, Esteban Cambiasso, Fabio Capello, Cosmin Contra, Corinne Diacre, Jean-François Domergue, Dušan Fitzel, Steffen Freund, Frans Hoek, Aitor Karanka, Robbie Keane, Ginés Meléndez, David Moyes, Mixu Paatelainen, Peter Rudbæk, Willi Ruttensteiner


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