Bale and Modric get UEFA Team of the Year nomination

Tottenham midfielders Gareth Bale and Luka Modric have been nominated for the UEFA Team of the Year, reports.

Both midfielders have had a phenomenal 2011 with Bale and Modric on the radar of a host of top European sides, which include Chelsea and Real Madrid. The Spurs duo faces competition from the likes of Lille playmaker Eden Hazard, Barcelona midfielder Xavi and Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria for the spots.

Modric was expected to join Chelsea this summer after a magnificent season last year, but a move failed to materialise due to opposition from Spurs chairman Daniel Levy. The Croatian has recently penned a six year deal at White Hart Lane and is hopeful of a place in the UEFA team. Bale has set the world alight with his performances in the Champions League and the Europa League this season, whilst firing Spurs to the top four in the Premier League.

A total of 55 players have been nominated for 11 positions on the pitch. Nominees were selected by staff writers at and will be chosen on their performances for a European club in a UEFA club competition in 2011.

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