FIFPro World XI

FIFPro have announced their best eleven players in the world, putting together a tremendous team.

As usual in the past few years, Barcelona and Real Madrid dominate the team, while Premier League has no representatives.

The world best eleven selected by FIFA FIFPro was chosen with the help of 26.622 players from 71 countries, who voted to pick the team in a 1-4-3-3 formation.

Gianluigi Buffon was chosen as the goalkeeper of the team. There was no surprise here, as the Italian also won the award for the Best Goalkeeper.

In front of Buffon, the backline was made of Real Madrid pair Sergio Ramos and Marcelo, together with two former Juventus’ players: Dani Alves (now with PSG) and Leonardo Bonucci (now with AC Milan).

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The midfield line is made up entirely of La Liga players, with Real Madrid’s pair Toni Kroos and Luka Modric completed by Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta.

The front three is no surprise, as it’s made up of the three finalists for the 2017 Best FIFA Men award: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Neymar.

This is how the FIFPro World XI looks, according to Sky Sports:

Zinedine Zidane won the 2017 Best FIFA Men’s Coach of the Year award, for guiding his team to the Champions League and La Liga titles last season.

Runners-up to the award of Best Coach were also Antonio Conte and Massimiliano Allegri. Conte won the Premier League title in his first season in charge of Chelsea, while Allegri won three consecutive Scudetto (league + cup double) in Italy.

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