Chivu nominated for UEFA team of the year

Cristian Chivu is the lone Ajax player nominated for the European team of the year, a selection for the readers of the web site Uefa.com.

On the site football fans can cast their vote. Chivu is nominated for the position of central defender, and competets with Lucio (Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Roberto Ayala (Valencia CF), Fernando Hierro (Real Madrid CF) , Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United FC), Christoph Metzelder (BV Borussia Dortmund), Sami Hyppiä (Liverpool FC), Alessandro Nesta (AC Milan), Iván Helguera (Real Madrid CF) and Edmilson (Olympique Lyonnais).

The team of the year will be announced on the UEFA web site on january 31st.