The illustrious French sports magazine L’Equipe published today a selection of 11 players that compose their best team of 2012. From that 11, FC Barcelona can boast 4 players, more than any other team in Europe except one. Xavi, Iniesta, and Messi have been chosen for this praise before, but the man at left back Jordi Alba debuts in this honor. It has been quite a year for Jordi Alba.
Real Madrid similarly have 4 players in the team meaning that 8 of the 11 come from La Liga and that no other club has more than one representative.
The full 11 is: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid); Philip Lahm (Bayern Munich), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City), Jordi Alba (FC Barcelona); Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid); Ramires (Chelsea), Xavi (FC Barcelona), Andrés Iniesta (FC Barcelona); Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona).
Source: fcbarcelona.es; Image Credit: Victor Fraile/Getty Images