French newspaper L’Equipe has included Varane, Marcelo and Modric in their team of the year for 2018. Real Madrid have the most players of any club within the team, which also features Oblak (Atlético), Van Dijk and Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Hazard and Kanté (Chelsea), Mbappé (PSG), Messi (Barcelona) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus and Real Madrid).
Marcelo and Modric are in the team for the third year running, while this is the first appearance for Varane. The French defender had a tremendous 2018 as he won the Champions League and Club World Cup with Real Madrid and the World Cup with France. Marcelo has now won 20 titles with the Whites and Modric famously won the Ballon d’Or, FIFA’s The Best award and the UEFA player of the year award.