2015 UEFA Team of the Year Football Boots

UEFA this morning announced its much-awaited and highly anticipated 2015 Team of the Year, as voted by the users of UEFA.com.

FC Barcelona's Champions League winners dominate the 11-player selection, followed by Real Madrid and Bayern München. Champions League finalists Juventus have one player in the new UEFA TOTY in Paul Pogba. But let's take a look at the football boots they're wearing.

2015 UEFA TOTY Football Boots Battle

This is the 2015 UEFA Team of the Year Boot XI.

As one would expect, the UEFA 2015 Team of the Year is split up between Adidas and Nike, with the Swoosh sweeping the victory with six players against Adidas' five. Paul Pogba, who's currently sporting blackout Adidas Ace 16+ PureControl football boots after having worn Nike Magista Obra cleats for more than a year, misses out to be the decisive factor in the clash between the two industry giants.

UEFA TOTYI Football Boots

In terms of football boot silos, Adidas holds the number-1 spot with the Ace, worn by three players in the 2015 UEFA TOTY. Nike's Mercurial and Tiempo cleat silos follow suit with two representations each, albeit it could be argued Neymar should be counted among the former list; the Brazilian has been wearing Nike Mercurial Vapor X football boots, disguised as Hypervenoms, for most of the second half of the year.

Another interesting thing to take away from this selection, effectively the best 11 players to play in Europe in 2015, is that only one of them is wearing Nike boots with a Dynamic Fit collar in Cristiano Ronaldo. And his Nike Mercurial Superfly boots don't even boast the standard variant of the collar, but instead a shortened one. Neymar, Andrés Iniesta and Paul Pogba all wore Dynamic Fit collar-featuring Nike cleats at one point in the year but settled for the more traditional, low-cut variants or another brand altogether in the closing stages of the year.

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