Spain won EURO 2008 in a convincing style and found four of its players in the World 11: Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Xavi and Fernando Torres. It would mark the beginning of Spanish dominance in the World 11.
|Defenders:||Carles Puyol||John Terry||Rio Ferdinand||Sergio Ramos|
|Forwards:||Cristiano Ronaldo||Fernando Torres||Lionel Messi|
Both the English Premier League and the Spanish Liga had five of their stars in the World 11.
Manchester United won the Champions League, beating Chelsea in the final. John Terry, who captained Chelsea in the final, made his fourth consecutive World 11, the only player who had been chosen in the first four years of this election.
Cristiano Ronaldo was one of two United players receiving the World 11 award, Rio Ferdinand being the other one. It would be his only World 11 trophy.
Ronaldo had an incredible season at Manchester United, for which the 23-year old Portuguese player scored 42 goals.
The list of 55
Nine of the Spanish players winning EURO 2008, also deserved a mention on the List of 55 Most Voted Players. Seven of them would go on to win a World 11 award. Only two of them would miss out: midfielders Cesc Fabregas and Marcos Senna.