Make your Team of the Year suggestions

The likes of Franck Ribéry, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi look certainties, but who else deserves to be considered for the users’ Team of the Year 2013?

A 40-man list of nominees will be announced in early December, at which point users will be able to vote for their preferred XI. Until then we want your suggestions. We have already canvassed opinion using our extensive network of correspondents from across the continent – but what do you think?

There are some obvious names who will make the cut, but who else deserves a mention? Who are the dark horses who could line up alongside the more established candidates? While domestic and European titles are important when mulling over your recommendations, do not forget there is room for players performing particularly well for a team without silverware.

Leave your users’ Team of the Year suggestions at the foot of the page – we will take into account all your feedback – and do not forget to check back in early December both to see if your selections made the cut and to vote for your preferred XI.