Almost all Real Madrid first team players have been nominated for long list of the FIFPro World XI, while Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez lead the list of Premier League nominees.
A total of 25,000 professional footballers were asked to select a team of 11 players – one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three attackers – from across the world, and the 55 players with the most votes have now been revealed.
Real dominate the list after winning both La Liga and the Champions League in 2016-17, with Keylor Navas, Dani Carvajal, Marcelo, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Casemiro, Isco, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo all in line to make the XI.
Here is the full list of nominees:
GK: Gianluigi Buffon, David de Gea, Manuel Neuer, Jan Oblak, Keylor NavasNavas
DEF: 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
MID: 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
FWD: 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.