Europa League Team of the Season: Pirlo, Rakitic and Luisao all feature

Four of Sevilla's final heroes are named alongside the tournament's other top performers, including Paco Alcacer and Yann Sommer

Sevilla clinched the Europa League in dramatic style on Thursday as they condemned Benfica to a second successive final loss after a penalty shootout victory.

The Spaniards' third trophy in nine years in the tournament brought a thrilling end to a superb competition in the 2013-14 season, and the very best performers throughout the campaign are rewarded with a place in our Team of the Season.

There is little doubt that Basel's Yann Sommer has been the outstanding keeper in the Europa League this season and the Borussia Monchengladbach-bound man is rewarded with the No.1 position in our selection.

In front of Sommer is a back four, beginning with Alberto Moreno at left-back - the Spain youngster was superb at both ends of the pitch en route to lifting the trophy. At centre-back, Luisao - immense throughout the campaign for Benfica - partners Valencia stopper Jeremy Mathieu, who deserved a chance of competing in the final following his form during the tournament. Our defence is completed by Maxi Pereira, who has excelled on Benfica's right-hand side this season.

Our three-man midfield is anchored by Stephane Mbia. The Cameroon international was the driving force behind Sevilla's grloious campaign, scoring the dramatic late goal to send them to the final before running himself into the ground for the cause in Turin. Alongside him is team-mate Ivan Rakitic, the tournament's best player this season, whose creativity and guile in midfield carried Unai Emery's men to the trophy. Juventus playmaker Andrea Pirlo completes the trio after inspiring his own side to the semi-finals with consistently strong passing displays and set-pieces.

In attack, tournament top-scorer Jonatan Soriano earns a place, with only Basel's Sommer doing enough to stifle the eight-goal Spaniard. Next to Soriano is Paco Alcacer, who scored seven goals before picking up a harsh suspension which kept him out of the semi-final second leg, and Kevin Gameiro, who - despite often being used as a substitute - fired Sevilla to glory with five goals and the crucial penalty in the final shootout.