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Of the 10 finalists for the award for the best player in Europe, five are from Juventus. Gianluigi Buffon, Paul Pogba, Arturo Vidal and the now-departed Andrea Pirlo and Carlos Tevez join Barcelona trio Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez in the top ten along with Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Chelsea’s Eden Hazard. Here are some notable facts to consider.
Only Argentina (with Messi and Tevez) matches Italy in terms of the country with the most players.
There are more Juve players than Real and Barca players combined.
There are five players from the Italian league and only one from “The world’s best league” (The Premier League).
Only one goalkeeper made the top ten– Buffon.