2013/14 Team of the Season
Manuel Neuer (FC Bayern München): In a year in which he was voted as the IFFHS World Goalkeeper of the Year and into the FIFPro Team of the Season, Neuer once again underlined his status as the world's best. Germany's No1 kept 14 clean sheets in the Bundesliga, saving 81 per cent of shots on goal.
Atsuto Uchida (FC Schalke 04): For the second season running Japanese right-back Atsuto Uchida grabbed his place in the bundesliga.com users' Team of the Season, garnering a whopping 72 per cent of the votes on the back of a season in which he set a personal record by providing four assists.
Sokratis (Borussia Dortmund): The definition of a no-nonsense defender, BVB's Greek centre-back stepped up to the plate in a big way in the absence of both Neven Subotic and Mats Hummels, providing stability, leadership and an unerring desire to win the ball, which he did 65 per cent of the time this season.
Mats Hummels (Dortmund): Injuries may have limited how often he featured this season, but the German international centre-back's impact was nonetheless impressive in the 2013/14 Bundesliga campaign, as Dortmund collected 49 of a possible 60 points with Hummels in the side
David Alaba (Bayern): Just as he did last season, the Austrian international has made being a left-back cool, capturing the hearts and minds of many a neutral courtesy of his unrivalled dynamism. Alaba missed just 648 minutes of league action this season, committing only 14 fouls and providing five assists.
Nuri Sahin (Dortmund): Sahin's exceptional form was rewarded by the bundesliga.com users', who undoubtedly recognised how he has shone in the absence of Ilkay Gündogan. The 24-year-old, who has had more touches than any of his team-mates, is the only BVB player to feature in every game this season.
Philipp Lahm (Bayern : Shifted from his natural position at right-back to holding midfield under Pep Guardiola, the German national team captain has developed into a pivotal figure both literally and figuratively, averaging 94 touches per 90 minutes, whilst misplacing just eight per cent of his passes.
Arjen Robben (Bayern ): The Bavarians' Dutchman has been in full flight all season and, having remained injury-free for the most part, has regularly had crowds on their feet with his determination to beat his marker, which this season has resulted in him having a hand in 16 league goals (ten goals, six assists).
Marco Reus (Dortmund): Few would have thought that the German winger's star could rise even higher, but that's exactly what has happened this season. He has more than filled the void left by Mario Götze's departure, playing his part in 199 shot attempts and 27 goals (15 goals, 12 assists), both league-leading statistics.
Franck Ribery (Bayern): Juan Arango's selection in the last bundesliga.com Team of the Season shocked many, but Bayern's wing wizard was unperturbed as he maintained his world-beating form to be involved in 20 goals (nine goals, 11 assists), despite featuring in just 21 Bundesliga matches due to injury.
Robert Lewandowski (Dortmund): The prolific Pole struck once again this season and is still locked in a head-to-head battle with Mario Mandzukic for the Torjägerkanone. What sets Lewandowski apart, though, is that despite having more shots than any other Bundesliga player (105), he still provided eight assists.
Honourable mentions for the respective runners-up (from l. to r.): Marc Andre ter Stegen (BMG), Rafinha (FCB), Dante (FCB), Naldo (WOB), Ricardo Rodriguez (WOB), Hajime Hosogai (BSC), Bastian Schweinsteiger (FCB), Jefferson Farfan (S04), Mario Götze (FCB), Heung-Min Son (B04), Mario Mandzukic (FCB)