On the ideal team: Armani, Pinola, Enzo and Nacho In the survey of the Uruguayan newspaper El País, four River football players made it onto the team of the year.

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Apart from Marcelo Gallardo’s recognition as the best manager of the Americas, four River players received a special distinction and are part of the continent’s ideal team of the year.

The players are Franco Armani, Javier Pinola, Enzo Pérez and Nacho Fernández, who were chosen alongside Flamengo and Gremio players.

The team: Franco Armani (River Plate); Rafinha (Flamengo), R. Caio (Flamengo), Javier Pinola (River Plate), F. Luis (Flamengo); Enzo Pérez (River Plate), Ignacio Fernández (River Plate); Everton (Gremio), De Arrascaeta (Flamengo), Bruno Henrique (Flamengo); Gabriel (Flamengo).

Meanwhile, other River players who received a fair number of votes were Lucas Martínez Quarta, Milton Casco, Rafael Borré, Nicolás De La Cruz, Gonzalo Montiel and Exequiel Palacios.