The UEFA Euro 2016 came to a close just a couple of weeks ago. And as Cristiano Ronaldo and gang joyfully lifted the UEFA Euro Cup for the first time in Portugal’s history, we look back at some other amazing individual performances that have earned them the place on our UEFA Euro 2016 Dream Eleven!
Goal Keeper: Rui Patricio – Portugal
Winning only 1 game within 90 minutes for the whole tournament, there was no way Portugal could have won the Cup without this man guarding the goalpost. The man between the sticks was one of the most important players for Portugal making crucial saves to keep teams out of bay.
Left Back: Raphael Guerreiro – Portugal
Unlike other young modern day full backs, Raphael Guerreiro possesses high levels of composure in keeping the ball and not squandering it away in panic. In terms of doing his job as a defender, the young left back was at the top of his game the entire tournament, hardly letting forwards get past him.
Despite being a defender, Raphael Guerreiro has also proved himself as a reliable attacking outlet for Portugal. Making lightning fast overlapping runs down the flank and also delivering dangerous crosses that even Ronaldo scored a solid header with against Wales.
Centre-Back: Jerome Boateng – Germany
Besides the disaster penalty giveaway against Italy in the Quarter Finals, Jerome Boateng was fantastic for Germany, as always. Keeping up to Germany’s possession styled football and also putting his body into tackles, preventing goals. Moreover, Boateng made the most amounts of successful passes in the tournament after Toni Kroos with 406 passes.
Also, let’s not forget the stunner he scored against Slovakia!