The International Federation of Professional Footballers, FIFPRO, has revealed its list of nominees for the World XI, dominated by European champions, Real Madrid, who have as many as 13 players nominated.
Barcelona and Bayern Munich and eight players nominated each, while the English Premier League had 13 players, with 6 of from Manchester United, whose neighbors, Man City, had zero nominees.
There were over 20000 professional footballers who were asked to select a team of 11 players, one in every position, and 55 players with the most votes were now shortlisted and revealed by Fifpro.
Here is the full list of nominees:
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Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon, David de Gea, Manuel Neuer, Jan Oblak, Keylor Navas
Defenders: David Alaba, Jordi Alba, Dani Alves, Jerome Boateng, Leonardo Bonucci, Dani Carvajal, Giorgio Chiellini, Diego Godin, Mats Hummels, Philipp Lahm, David Luiz, Marcelo, Javier Mascherano, Pepe, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Thiago Silva, Samuel Umtiti, Antonio Valencia, Raphael Varane
midfielders: Thiago Alcantara, Sergio Busquets, Casemiro, Philippe Coutinho, Eden Hazard, Andres Iniesta, Isco, N’Golo Kante, Toni Kroos, Nemanja Matic, Luka Modric, Mesut Ozil, Paul Pogba, Marco Verratti, Arturo Vidal
Forwards: Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Edinson Cavani, Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala, Antoine Griezmann, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Harry Kane, Robert Lewandowski, Romelu Lukaku, Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi, Neymar, Alexis Sanchez, Luis Suarez