DAVID DE GEA
Manchester United's keeper led the EPL in clean sheets (18) and in absurd saves (countless).
Pep Guardiola shaped the versatile Bayern star—now he's blossomed into a top talent.
He's dangerous going forward and on set pieces, all while neutralizing a foe's top threat.
A penchant for cards? Yes, but also for expert marking and for popping up with clutch goals.
No fullback in the world has the Real Madrid star's attacking skill and ability on the ball.
KEVIN DE BRUYNE
The attacking spark for Man City's epic season had 12 goals, 21 assists in all competitions.
The Chelsea dynamo covers acres of space and is always up for a ball-winning tackle.
Liverpool's linchpin set an EPL record for a 38-game season with 32 goals. He's for real.
The electric PSG wiz has unfinished business after an injury-shortened '14 WC at home.
At 33, he remains lethal as a finisher. He can still find that top gear if needed.
Ho hum: another 45-goal year for Barça after single-handedly sealing Argentina's WC berth.