Each month Europe's leading printed and online publications select their players of month. All the votes have been counted and we can now present the ESM Team of the Season.

ESM ELEVEN
TEAM OF THE SEASON
Based on appearances in the ESM Team of the Month

Goalkeeper
Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich, 3 appearances)

Defenders:
Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea, 6 appearances)
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid, 4 appearances)
Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus, 4 appearances)
Gerard Pique (Barcelona, 3 appearances)*

Midfielders:
Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich, 4 appearances)
Eden Hazard (Chelsea, 2 appearances)**
Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea, 2 appearances)**

Forwards:
Lionel Messi (Barcelona, 7 appearances)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid, 4 appearances)
Luis Suarez (Barcelona, 4 appearances)

* David Alaba also had 3 appearances, but Pique had more individual votes over the season.

** Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann, Mario Gotze, Kevin De Bruyne also had 2 appearances, but Hazard and Fabregas had more individual votes over the season.

Cumulative votes through the season
GOALKEEPERS
Gianluigi BUFFON (Juventus) 24 votes
David De GEA (Manchester United) 19
Manuel NEUER (Bayern Munich) 19
Thibaut COURTOIS (Chelsea) 11
Jan OBLAK (Atletico Madrid) 8
Claudio BRAVO (Barcelona) 4
Bernd LENO (Bayer Leverkusen) 4
Danijel SUBASIC (Monaco) 4
David OSPINA (Arsenal) 3
Iker CASILLAS (Real Madrid) 2
Joe HART (Manchester City) 2
Simon MIGNOLET (Liverpool) 2
ROBERTO (Olympiakos) 2
Igor AKINFEEV (CSKA Moscow) 1
Sergio ALVAREZ (Celta Vigo) 1
Diego ALVES (Valencia) 1
Fraser FORSTER (Southampton) 1
Jasmin HANDANOVIC (Maribor) 1
Orestis KARNEZIS (Udinese) 1
Hugo LLORIS (Tottenham Hotspur) 1
Anthony LOPES (Lyon) 1
Diego LOPEZ (Milan) 1
Steve MANDANDA (Marseille) 1
Stephane RUFFIER (Saint-Etienne) 1
Mat RYAN (Club Brugge) 1
Yann SOMMER (Borussia Monchengladbach) 1
Marc-Andre Ter STEGEN (Barcelona) 1

DEFENDERS
Branislav IVANOVIC (Chelsea) 34
Sergio RAMOS (Real Madrid) 29
Gerard PIQUE (Barcelona) 28
Giorgio CHIELLINI (Juventus) 23
David ALABA (Bayern Munich) 20
John TERRY (Chelsea) 18
Juan BERNAT (Bayern Munich) 15
Leonardo BONUCCI (Juventus) 13
PEPE (Real Madrid) 13
Jerome BOATENG (Bayern Munich) 12
Diego GODIN (Atletico Madrid) 12
MARCELO (Real Madrid) 12
Dani ALVES (Barcelona) 11
David LUIZ (Paris Saint-Germain) 9
MIRANDA (Atletico Madrid) 9
NALDO (Wolfsburg) 9
Nicolas OTAMENDI (Valencia) 9
Jordi ALBA (Barcelona) 8
JUANFRAN (Atletico Madrid) 8
Stephan LICHTSTEINER (Juventus) 8
Jeremy MATHIEU (Barcelona) 8
Javier MASCHERANO (Barcelona) 7
DANILO (Porto) 6
MAXWELL (Paris Saint-Germain) 6
Ricardo RODRIGUEZ (Wolfsburg) 6
Pablo ZABALETA (Manchester City) 6
Nathaniel CLYNE (Southampton) 5
Patrice EVRA (Juventus) 5
Cesar AZPILICUETA (Chelsea) 4
Nicolas N’KOULOU (Marseille) 4
Gary CAHILL (Chelsea) 3
Jose Luis GAYA (Valencia) 3
Aleksandar KOLAROV (Manchester City) 3
Laurent KOSCIELNY (Arsenal) 3
Kostas MANOLAS (Roma) 3
Per MERTESACKER (Arsenal) 3
Nacho MONREAL (Arsenal) 3
Maxi PEREIRA (Benfica) 3
Thiago SILVA (Paris Saint-Germain) 3
Martin SKRTEL (Liverpool) 3
Martin STRANZL (Borussia Monchengladbach) 3
Raphael VARANE (Real Madrid) 3
Aleix VIDAL (Sevilla) 3
Aymen ABDENNOUR (Monaco) 2
Leighton BAINES (Everton) 2
Hector BELLERIN (Arsenal) 2
Mehdi BENATIA (Bayern Munich) 2
Dani CARVAJAL (Real Madrid) 2
Ashley COLE (Roma) 2
FABINHO (Monaco) 2
Jose FONTE (Southampton) 2
Jose GIMENEZ (Atletico Madrid) 2
Christophe JALLET (Lyon) 2
Layvin KURZAWA (Monaco) 2
RAFINHA (Bayern Munich) 2
Danny ROSE (Tottenham Hotspur) 2
Paul VERHAEGH (Augsburg) 2
Toby ALDERWEIRELD (Southampton) 1
Jordan AMAVI (Nice) 1
Davide ASTORI (Roma) 1
Dusan BASTA (Lazio) 1
Andrea BARZAGLI (Juventus) 1
Ryan BERTRAND (Southampton) 1
Milan BISEVAC (Lyon) 1
Daley BLIND (Manchester United) 1
BRITOS (Napoli) 1
Alex BRUCE (Hull City) 1
Martin CACERES (Juventus) 1
CAICARA (Ludogorets) 1
Zoumana CAMARA (Paris Saint-Germain) 1
CARLAO (APOEL) 1
Daniel CARRICO (Sevilla) 1
Gael CLICHY (Manchester City) 1
Damien DA SILVA (Caen) 1
Scott DANN (Crystal Palace) 1
Rod FANNI (Marseille) 1
Santiago GENTILETTI (Lazio) 1
Kieran GIBBS (Arsenal) 1
Faouzi GHOULAM (Napoli) 1
Camil GLICK (Torino) 1
Raphael GUERREIRO (Lorient) 1
Benedikt HOWEDES (Schalke) 1
Mats HUMMELS (Borussia Dortmund) 1
Daryl JANMAAT (Newcastle United) 1
Tin JEDVAJ (Bayer Leverkusen) 1
JEFFERSON (Sporting Lisbon) 1
Filipe LUIS (Chelsea) 1
MAICON (Roma) 1
Eliaquim MANGALA (Manchester City) 1
MARQUINHOS (Paris Saint-Germain) 1
Carl MEDJANI (Trabzonspor) 1
Philippe MEXES (Milan) 1
Alberto MORENO (Liverpool) 1
Shkodran MUSTAFI (Valencia) 1
Fernando NAVARRO (Sevilla) 1
Paulo OLIVEIRA (Sporting Lisbon) 1
Manuel PASQUAL (Fiorentina) 1
Karium REFIK (PSV) 1
Winston REID (West Ham United) 1
Gonzalo RODRIGUEZ (Fiorentina) 1
Walter SAMUEL (Basel) 1
Alex SANDRO (Porto) 1
Emir SPAHIC (Bayer Leverkusen) 1
Gregory VAN DER WIEL (Paris Saint-Germain) 1
VIEIRINHA (Wolfsburg) 1
WALLACE (Monaco) 1
WENDELL (Bayer Leverkusen) 1
Jetro WILLEMS (PSV Eindhoven) 1
Kurt ZOUMA (Chelsea) 1

MIDFIELDERS
Arjen ROBBEN (Bayern Munich) 39
Cesc FABREGAS (Chelsea) 24
Eden HAZARD (Chelsea) 24
Kevin DE BRUYNE (Wolfsburg) 23
Paul POGBA (Juventus) 23
XABI ALONSO (Bayern Munich) 14
Antoine GRIEZMANN (Atletico Madrid) 13
Toni KROOS (Real Madrid) 13
Ivan RAKITIC (Barcelona) 12
ISCO (Real Madrid) 10
Mario GOTZE (Bayern Munich) 9
Yaya TOURE (Manchester City) 9
Philipp LAHM (Bayern Munich) 8
Nemanja MATIC (Chelsea) 8
Andres INIESTA (Barcelona) 7
Marco REUS (Borussia Dortmund) 7
Marco VERRATTI (Paris Saint-Germain) 7
Arturo VIDAL (Juventus) 7
FELIPE ANDERSON (Lazio) 6
Claudio MARCHISIO (Juventus) 6
James RODRIGUEZ (Real Madrid) 6
THIAGO Alcantara (Bayern Munich) 6
Santi CAZORLA (Arsenal) 5
Philippe COUTINHO (Liverpool) 5
Thomas MULLER (Bayern Munich) 4
Radja NAINGGOLAN (Roma) 4
Dani PAREJO (Valencia) 4
Andrea PIRLO (Juventus) 4
David SILVA (Manchester City) 4
Jose Maria CALLEJON (Napoli) 3
Angel Di MARIA (Manchester United) 3
Christian ERIKSEN (Tottenham Hotspur) 3
Marouane FELLAINI (Manchester United) 3
Grzegorz KRYCHOWIAK (Sevilla) 3
NANI (Sporting Lisbon) 3
Javier PASTORE (Paris Saint-Germain) 3
Miralem PJANIC (Roma) 3
Mohamed SALAH (Fiorentina) 3
Wesley SNEIJDER (Galatasaray) 3
ARDA Turan (Atletico Madrid) 2
Gareth BALE (Real Madrid) 2
Yacine BRAHIMI (Porto) 2
Giannelli IMBULA (Marseille) 2
KOKE (Atletico Madrid) 2
Geoffrey KONDOGBIA (Monaco) 2
Frank LAMPARD (Manchester City) 2
Juan MATA (Manchester United) 2
RAFFAEL (Borussia Monchengladbach) 2
Jeremy TOULALAN (Monaco) 2
Granit XHAKA (Borussia Monchengladbach) 2
Karim BELLARABI (Bayer Leverkusen) 1
Sergio BUSQUETS (Barcelona) 1
Michael CARRICK (Manchester United) 1
Denis CHERYSHEV (Villarreal) 1
Francis COQUELIN (Arsenal) 1
Alessandro FLORENZI (Roma) 1
GABI (Atletico Madrid) 1
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) 1
Maxime GONALONS (Lyon) 1
Yoann GOURCUFF (Lyon) 1
Luiz GUSTAVO (Wolfsburg) 1
Hector HERRERA (Porto) 1
Luka MODRIC (Real Madrid) 1
Saul NIGUEZ (Atletico Madrid) 1
Steven N’ZONZI (Stoke City) 1
Dimitry PAYET (Marseille) 1
Pablo PIATTI (Valencia) 1
Franck RIBERY (Bayern Munich) 1
Bernardo SILVA (Monaco) 1
TALISCA (Benfica) 1
Jack WILSHERE (Arsenal) 1

FORWARDS
Lionel MESSI (Barcelona) 73
Cristiano RONALDO (Real Madrid) 60
Luis SUAREZ (Barcelona) 39
NEYMAR (Barcelona) 30
Sergio AGUERO (Manchester City) 20
Harry KANE (Tottenham Hotspur) 18
Diego COSTA (Chelsea) 17
Bas DOST (Wolfsburg) 13
Carlos TEVEZ (Juventus) 13
Karim BENZEMA (Real Madrid) 8
Alexandre LACAZETTE (Lyon) 8
Alvaro MORATA (Juventus) 6
Alexis SANCHEZ (Arsenal) 6
Carlos BACCA (Sevilla) 5
Graziano PELLE (Southampton) 5
Francesco TOTTI (Roma) 5
Wayne ROONEY (Manchester United) 4
Luiz ADRIANO (Shakhtar Donetsk) 2
Paulo DYBALA (Palermo) 2
Andre-Pierre GIGNAC (Marseille) 2
Javier HERNANDEZ (Real Madrid) 2
Alexander MEIER (Eintracht Frankfurt) 2
Diafra SAKHO (West Ham United) 2
Paco ALCACER (Valencia) 1
Tom De SUTTER (Club Brugge) 1
Eljero ELIA (Southampton) 1
Mauro ICARDI (Internazionale) 1
Robert LEWANDOWSKI (Bayern Munich) 1
Sadio MANE (Southampton) 1
Zlatan IBRAHIMOVIC (Paris Saint-Germain) 1Å
Jackson MARTINEZ (Porto) 1
Cristian TELLO (Porto) 1
Luca TONI (Verona) 1
Fernando TORRES (Atletico Madrid) 1
Jamie VARDY (Leicester City) 1
Danny WELBECK (Arsenal) 1
Simone ZAZA (Sassuolo) 1

World Soccer is a member of European Sports Media. Each month the individual members nominate their 11 best players. The votes are collated throughout the season to produce the ESM Team of the Season.