Two FIFA World Cup runners-up make the cut for the right midfield berth. Dirk Kuyt was ever-present during the Netherlands' run to the showpiece in Johannesburg, putting in a number of typically selfless displays, while compatriot Arjen Robben enjoyed the most prolific season of his career as FC Bayern München won the double but lost in the UEFA Champions League final.
Lifting the trophy that day in Madrid was Javier Zanetti, who, during the course of FC Internazionale Milano's treble-winning campaign, moved into second place on the club's all-time appearance list. What about Cristiano Ronaldo or Adam Johnson? The former struck an impressive 26 in 29 league appearances for Real Madrid CF last term and has been just as prolific this campaign under José Mourinho, while Johnson burst on to the Premier League scene in January with his trickery and jinking runs after moving from second-tier Middlesbrough FC.
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