L‘Equipe’s Best XI of 2020 includes just one LaLiga Santander player, with Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos standing above everyone else in Spain’s top tier.
Bayern Munich, as German and European champions, expectedly dominate the team, with Robert Lewandowski, Thiago Alcantara (now at Liverpool), Alphonso Davies, Joshua Kimmich and Manuel Neuer all making the team.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar join Lewandowski in attack, while Manchester City‘s Kevin De Bruyne is also in the XI.
Alongside Ramos and Davies at the back, Liverpool duo Virgil van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold have places in the team.
L’Equipe justified Ramos‘ inclusion by saying that the captain is “as important defensively as he is effective offensively” and noted that he has become the European player with the most international caps to his name with 178.