FIFPro announce 55-man shortlist for World XI of the Year

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55 players have been named on the shortlist to be in with a chance of making the FIFPro World XI of the Year

The shortlist was announced on Monday with five-time Ballon d’Or winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi among the names.

FIFA will confirm the final XI in the annual ceremony for it’s The Best Awards on Monday, September 24 in London.

The line-up will consist of a goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards.

FIFPro World XI Shortlist

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Goalkeepers

  • Gianluigi Buffon – Italy, Juventus/Paris Saint-Germain
  • Thibaut Courtois – Belgium, Chelsea/Real Madrid
  • David De Gea – Spain, Manchester United
  • Keylor Navas – Costa Rica, Real Madrid
  • Marc-Andre ter Stegen – Germany, Barcelona

Defenders

  • Jordi Alba – Spain, Barcelona
  • Dani Alves – Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain
  • Dani Carvajal – Spain, Real Madrid
  • Giorgio Chiellini – Italy, Juventus
  • Virgil van Dijk – The Netherlands, Southampton/Liverpool
  • Diego Godin – Uruguay, Atletico Madrid
  • Mats Hummels – Germany, Bayern Munich
  • Joshua Kimmich – Germany, Bayern Munich
  • Dejan Lovren – Croatia, Liverpool
  • Marcelo – Brazil, Real Madrid
  • Yerry Mina – Colombia, Barcelona/Everton
  • Benjamin Pavard – France, VfB Stuttgart
  • Gerard Pique – Spain, Barcelona
  • Sergio Ramos – Spain, Real Madrid
  • Thiago Silva – Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain
  • Kieran Trippier – England, Tottenham Hotspur
  • Samuel Umtiti – France, Barcelona
  • Raphael Varane – France, Real Madrid
  • Sime Vrsaljko – Croatia, Atletico Madrid/Inter
  • Kyle Walker – England, Manchester City

Midfielders

  • Sergio Busquets – Spain, Barcelona
  • Casemiro – Brazil, Real Madrid
  • Philippe Coutinho – Brazil, Liverpool/ Barcelona
  • Kevin De Bruyne – Belgium, Manchester City
  • Eden Hazard – Belgium, Chelsea
  • Andres Iniesta – Spain, Barcelona/Vissel Kobe
  • Isco – Spain, Real Madrid
  • N’Golo Kante – France, Chelsea
  • Toni Kroos – Germany, Real Madrid
  • Nemanja Matic – Serbia, Manchester United
  • Luka Modric – Croatia, Real Madrid
  • Paul Pogba – France, Manchester United
  • Ivan Rakitic – Croatia, Barcelona
  • David Silva – Spain, Manchester City
  • Arturo Vidal – Chile, Bayern Munich/Barcelona

Forwards

  • Karim Benzema – France, Real Madrid
  • Edinson Cavani – Uruguay, Paris Saint-Germain
  • Paulo Dybala – Juventus, Argentina
  • Antoine Griezmann – France, Atletico Madrid
  • Harry Kane – England, Tottenham Hotspur
  • Robert Lewandowski – Poland, Bayern Munchen
  • Romelu Lukaku – Belgium, Manchester United
  • Mario Mandzukic – Croatia, Juventus
  • Sadio Mane – Senegal, Liverpool
  • Kylian Mbappe – France, Paris Saint-Germain
  • Lionel Messi – Argentina, Barcelona
  • Neymar – Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain
  • Cristiano Ronaldo – Portugal, Real Madrid/Juventus
  • Mohamed Salah – Egypt, Liverpool
  • Luis Suarez – Uruguay, Barcelona

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