Maicon was an ever-present for FC Internazionale Milano in a victorious UEFA Champions League campaign which culminated in victory against Philipp Lahm's FC Bayern München in the Madrid showpiece. Lahm demonstrated the attacking edge to his game for a fluent Germany squad at the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, where Serbia's Branislav Ivanović finished his season after collecting a domestic double with Chelsea FC.
Gregory van der Wiel is also a contender following an enterprising year with both AFC Ajax and the Netherlands, who were World Cup runners-up to a Spain team which featured the marauding Sergio Ramos at right-back. So, who do you think deserves the spot?
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