FIFA Releases 55-Man Shortlist For FifPro World 11

The FIFA FIFPro World11 is decided by the players, for the players. It involves votes from nearly 25,000 professional footballers from about 70 different countries. Each player can select one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards.

FIFPro and its national affiliates are responsible for gathering votes from professional footballers worldwide

THE 55-PLAYER SHORTLIST:

(home country/club)

GOALKEEPERS (5):

Claudio Bravo (Chile/FC Barcelona/Manchester City)

Gianluigi Buffon (Italy/Juventus)

David de Gea (Spain/Manchester United)

Keylor Navas (Costa Rica/Real Madrid)

Manuel Neuer (Germany/FC Bayern Munich).

DEFENDERS (20):

David Alaba (Austria/FC Bayern Munich)

Jordi Alba (Spain/FC Barcelona)

Serge Aurier (Cote d’Ivoire/Paris Saint-Germain)

Hector Bellerìn (Spain/Arsenal)

Jerome Boateng (Germany/FC Bayern Munich)

Leonardo Bonucci (Italy/Juventus)

Daniel Carvajal (Spain/Real Madrid)

Giorgio Chiellini (Italy/Juventus)

Dani Alves (Brazil/FC Barcelona/Juventus)

David Luiz (Brazil/Paris Saint-Germain/Chelsea)

Diego Godin (Uruguay/Atletico Madrid)

Mats Hummels (Germany/Borussia Dortmund/FC Bayern Munich)

Philipp Lahm (Germany/FC Bayern Munich)

Marcelo (Brazil/Real Madrid)

Javier Mascherano (Argentina/FC Barcelona)

Pepe (Portugal/Real Madrid)

Gerard Pique (Spain/FC Barcelona)

Sergio Ramos (Spain/Real Madrid)

Thiago Silva (Brazil/Paris Saint-Germain)

Raphael Varane (France/Real Madrid).

MIDFIELDERS (15):

Xabi Alonso (Spain/FC Bayern Munich)

Sergio Busquets (Spain/FC Barcelona)

Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium/Manchester City)

Eden Hazard (Belgium/Chelsea)

Andres Iniesta (Spain/FC Barcelona)

N’Golo Kante (France/Leicester City/Chelsea)

Toni Kroos (Germany/Real Madrid)

Luka Modric (Croatia/Real Madrid)

Mesut Ozil (Germany/Arsenal)

Dimitri Payet (France/West Ham United)

Paul Pogba (France/Juventus/Manchester United)

Ivan Rakitic (Croatia/FC Barcelona)

David Silva (Spain/Manchester City)

Marco Verratti (Italy/Paris Saint-Germain)

Arturo Vidal (Chile/FC Bayern Munich).

STRIKERS (15):

Sergio Aguero (Argentina/Manchester City)

Gareth Bale (Wales/Real Madrid)

Karim Benzema (France/Real Madrid)

Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Real Madrid)

Paulo Dybala (Argentina/Juventus)

Antoine Griezmann (France/Atletico Madrid)

Gonzalo Higuain (Argentina/Napoli/Juventus)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden/Paris Saint-Germain/Manchester United)

Robert Lewandowski (Poland/FC Bayern Munich)

Lionel Messi (Argentina/FC Barcelona)

Thomas Muller (Germany/FC Bayern Munich)

Neymar (Brazil/FC Barcelona)

Alexis Sanchez (Chile/Arsenal)

Luis Suarez (Uruguay/FC Barcelona)

Jamie Vardy (England/Leicester City)

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