The nominees for FIFPro World XI is out.

FIFPro World XI is a team of XI players (1 GOAL-KEEPER, 4 DEFENDERS, 3 MIDFIELDERS, 3 FORWARDS) chosen via voting. The voting is done by around 45,000 players. A list of 55 candidates is drawn up and 11 best form to be the ‘Dream Team’.

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Last year’s FIFPro XI

Take a look at the complete list of players who made it into the final 55 for the 2018 FIFA FIFPro World 11 below:

Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus/Paris Saint-Germain), Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea/Real Madrid), David de Gea (Manchester United), Keylor Navas (Real Madrid), Marc-Ander ter Stegen (Barcelona)

Defenders: Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Dani Alves (Paris Saint-Germain), Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Virgil van Dijk (Southampton/Liverpool), Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid), Mats Hummels (Bayern Munich), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Dejan Lovren (Liverpool), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Yerry Mina (Barcelona/Everton), Benjamin Pavard (Stuttgart), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham), Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid), Smie Vrsaljko (Atletico Madrid/Inter), Kyle Walker (Manchester City).

Midfielders: Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Casemiro (Real Madrid), Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona/Vissel Kobe), Isco (Real Madrid), N’Golo Kante (Chelsea), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Nemanja Matic (Manchester United), Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona), David Silva (Manchester City), Arturo Vidal (Bayern Munich/Barcelona).

Attackers: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain), Paulo Dybala (Juventus), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United), Mario Mandzukic (Juventus), Sadio Mane (liverpool), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Juventus), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Luis Suarez (Barcelona).

Source: Fotmob

Notable Omissions

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Lloris misses out surprisingly

Many big names have missed out on securing a place in the final list. France’s world cup winning captain Hugo Lloris is one of them. Other names include Jordan Pickford, Mesut Ozil, Thiago Alcantara, Marco Verratti, Leonardo Bonucci, Gareth Bale, Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling, Alexis Sanchez, Gonzalo Higuain.

Key Highlights

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Cristiano Ronaldo made it into the final list for the 14th time in a row

– Former Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has featured in the list for the 14th time in a row.
– Zlatan Ibrahimovic misses out for the first time in 12 years.
– Should Gigi Buffon be a part of the final XI, he would be the only GK apart from Manuel Neuer to feature in the World XI for four times. He’ll be behind Real Madrid and Spain legend Iker Casillas, who was the part of the Dream Team for a record number of 5 times.

The final World 11 will be announced at the Best FIFA Football Awards on September 24.

A writer by profession and footballer by heart and at times vice versa. Sharan’s world revolves around Football, Writing and CR7. He loves Real Madrid even after Cristiano’s departure (that’s appreciable). The lad can go on and on about himself but we pay him to work on articles and not bio.

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