Portugal celebrate with the trophy after winning Euro 2016
The Uefa website has stated that a group of technical advisors made up of "UEFA chief technical officer Ioan Lupescu and including Sir Alex Ferguson, Alain Giresse, David Moyes, Packie Bonner, Mixu Paatelainen, Savo Milošević, Peter Rudbæk, Gareth Southgate, Thomas Schaaf, Jean-François Domergue, Ginés Meléndez and Jean-Paul Brigger" selected the eleven which can be seen below.
GK: Rui Patrício (Portugal); D: Joshua Kimmich (Germany), Jérôme Boateng (Germany), Pepe (Portugal), Raphaël Guerreiro (Portugal); M: Toni Kroos (Germany), Joe Allen (Wales); Antoine Griezmann (France), Aaron Ramsey (Wales), Dmitri Payet (France); A: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal).
Premier League interest saw a trio of players selected, two from semi-finalists Wales.
Allen was coming off the back of an impressive end to the season under Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool, having a much more positive impact on matches than he had for much of his Reds career.
For his country he has always been a key man, and so it was the case in France as his passing ability and tenacity in the middle of the park complimented the more forward thinking play of Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who assisted four times in the tournament - the joint highest.
The Gunners man had one wonderful spell at the Emirates a couple of years ago playing in a similar position behind the striker, and it's no surprise that that is where he shines for Wales. He has suffered at his club from a willingness and ability to play well in a number of positions, even though it is as a number 10 or as an attacking number 8 where he is very much at his best.
Wales' Chris Gunter, Joe Allen and Aaron Ramsey in action with Belgium's Eden Hazard
Ramsey was a creative threat for his country, but no midfielder scored more goals that West Ham and France midfielder Dimitri Payet, even if he was to suffer heartache in the final.
Payet was carrying on from his sensational debut Premier League campaign with West Ham, and the Frenchman would score three times for his country as he embodied the drama and excitement of the host nation's campaign, especially earlier in the tournament.
All three players, and their supporters, will be hoping the form displayed during the summer will be carried into the coming Premier League season. But for now, they have earned a well-deserved and belated rest.
France's Dimitri Payet celebrates