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Messi, Ronaldo out of La Liga Team Of The Season

The 2015/16 Spanish League season came to an end as FC Barcelona retained their trophy and recorded their sixth title won in the last 8-years.

Here’s the la liga team of the season:

Keeper: Jan Oblak (Atlético)
The winner of this season’s Zamora trophy, Slovenia international Oblak was an ever-present for Atlético and conceded just 18 times in the league at a rate of 0.49 goals per game, equalling Paco Liano’s record set in 1993-94.In total Oblak kept 24 Liga clean sheets.Jan Oblak
Right back: Hugo Mallo (Celta)
Hugo Mallo has been instrumental in Celta’s eye-catching campaign, which delivered European football and a Copa semi-final.

Centre back: Shkodran Mustafi (Valencia)
Valencia may have had a rotten season, getting through three managers and failing to make much of an impact domestically and in Europe, but Shkodran Mustafi has been a rock at the heart of Los Che’s defence.

Centre back: Shkodran Mustafi (Valencia)

Centre back: Diego Godín (Atlético)
The value of Diego Godín to Atlético Madrid cannot be easily measured, but around 35 million euros is a good start: the fee that Manchester City reportedly offered for the Uruguay international last summer.

Centre back: Diego Godín (Atlético)

This year, inevitably, Chelsea are expected to test Atlético’s resolve to keep a player who keeps improving with age and along with international teammate José Giménez got rid of almost everything chucked into the Atlético box all season.
Left back: Marcelo (Real Madrid)
In a mixed season for Real Madrid, Marcelo has been one of the side’s most consistent performers and an undisputed starter while others have felt the cold hand of rotation on their shoulder.

 Left back: Marcelo (Real Madrid)
Always a threat when adding an extra man in attack, the Brazilian has also tightened up his defensive game and positional discipline considerably in 2015-16.

Defensive midfield: Bruno Soriano (Villarreal)
Bruno Soriano’s season was summed up during the friendly between Italy and Spain in March. With Sergio Busquets out injured, Mikel San José was tasked with filling the Barça man’s boots.

 Defensive midfield: Bruno Soriano (Villarreal)
On social media, Soriano became a trending topic for being overlooked, with La Roja fans arguing that there is no Spanish player more similar to Busquets. For Villarreal, club captain Soriano has been in the thick of everything as his side qualified for the Champions League and reached the Europa League semi-finals.

Midfield: Koke (Atlético)
By the middle of October, Koke had yet to register an assist in the league. The Spain international ended up with 15, more than any Real Madrid player and fewer only than Barcelona’s front three. Midfield: Koke (Atlético)

Midfield: Ivan Rakitic (FC Barcelona)
Ivan Rakitic missed only two games in the Barcelona midfield this season, one through injury and one spent on the bench, scoring seven goals in 30 starts.

 Midfield: Ivan Rakitic (FC Barcelona)
It’s sometimes easy to forget just who the Croatian was bought to eventually replace, such has been his influence on and assimilation into the team. With tiki-taka also largely forgotten under Luis Enrique, Rakitic’s drive and work rate has been key to Barça’s title triumph.

Forward: Antoine Griezmann (Atlético)
Antoine Griezmann’s 22 goals and six assists were key to Atlético’s title challenge in 2015-16 and the France forward will be the subject of plenty of offers again this summer, when he will also carry the hopes of a nation in the European Championship.

 Forward: Antoine Griezmann (Atlético)
Griezmann is now in that elite bracket of striker alongside Real and Barça’s front three and a good part of the reason Diego Simeone’s side sit at the same exalted table.

Forward: Luis Suárez (Barcelona)
Luis Suárez has achieved what few would have imagined possible in eclipsing both of his strike partners this season.

 Forward: Luis Suárez (Barcelona)
Forty league goals has secured the Pichichi and European Golden Boot awards, and helped fire Barça to a second consecutive league title. To add to a goal every 79 minutes in La Liga, Suárez teed up 19 for his teammates.

Forward: Aritz Aduriz (Athletic)
Aduriz kicked off his season with a hat-trick against Barcelona in the Spanish Supercup and rounded it off with a brace against Sevilla.

Forward: Aritz Aduriz (Athletic)

In total, the veteran forward bagged 18 goals and provided six assists for Athletic in La Liga, earning a call-up to the Spain squad almost six
years after his first cap and scoring the equalizer against Italy on his first start for La Roja.
Manager: Quique Setién (Las Palmas)
Quique Setién took over at newly promoted Las Palmas, who were heavily tipped for a swift return to the dark night of Segunda at the start of the season, with Los Amarillos languishing in 19th place with a solitary win in eight games.

Manager: Quique Setién

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