11. GK – Manuel Neuer
No surprises here. Bayern Munich’s goalkeeper had a tremendous year full of saves and clean sheets. With Neuer in the goal, the defense above him play with great confidence. His style of play is quite different from other goalkeepers in the world. In the match against Roma, he was standing on the half line while his team was setting up an attack in the Roma box. He anticipates through balls and cuts them out in a flash. The ‘shot-stopper’ is also nominated for the Ballon d’Or this time.