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FIFPro Team Of The Year Contenders - 2017

FIFPro Team Of The Year Contenders - 2017

The 55 man strong FIFA FIFPro Team of the Year shortlist has now been released and there are some very familiar names in contention.

The English Premier League has 13 players on the list, with stars from the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, and Chelsea being nominated, but Real Madrid contribute 13 players of their own - which puts a bit of perspective on it.

The full World XI, based on votes from professional players from 75 countries, will be announced at The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony at the London Palladium on October 23, 2017 - along with FIFA's other awards categories for the last campaign.

Each player contributes one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards and this year they will be picking from.

Goalkeepers (5):
Gianluigi Buffon (ITA/Juventus), David De Gea (ESP/Manchester United), Keylor Navas (CRC/Real Madrid CF), Manuel Neuer (GER/Bayern Munchen), Jan Oblak (SVN/Atletico Madrid).

Defenders (20):
David Alaba (AUT/Bayern Munchen), Jordi Alba (ESP/FC Barcelona), Dani Alves (BRA/Juventus/Paris Saint-Germain), Jerome Boateng (GER/Bayern Munchen), Leonardo Bonucci (ITA/Juventus/AC Milan), Dani Carvajal (ESP/Real Madrid CF), Giorgio Chiellini (ITA/Juventus), Diego Godin (URU/Atletico Madrid), Mats Hummels (GER/Bayern Munchen), Philipp Lahm (GER/Bayern Munchen), David Luiz (BRA/Chelsea), Marcelo (BRA/Real Madrid CF), Javier Mascherano (ARG/FC Barcelona), Pepe (POR/Real Madrid CF/Besiktas), Gerard Pique (ESP/FC Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (ESP/Real Madrid CF), Thiago Silva (BRA/Paris Saint-Germain), Samuel Umtiti (FRA/FC Barcelona), Antonio Valencia (ECU/Manchester United), Raphael Varane (FRA/Real Madrid CF).

Midfielders (15):
Thiago Alcantara (ESP/Bayern Munchen), Sergio Busquets (ESP/FC Barcelona), Casemiro (BRA/Real Madrid CF), Philippe Coutinho (BRA/Liverpool), Eden Hazard (BEL/Chelsea), Andres Iniesta (ESP/FC Barcelona), Isco (ESP/Real Madrid CF), N`Golo Kante (FRA/Chelsea), Toni Kroos (GER/Real Madrid CF), Nemanja Matic (SRB/Chelsea/Manchester United), Luka Modric (CRO/Real Madrid CF), Mesut Ozil (GER/Arsenal), Paul Pogba (FRA/Manchester United), Marco Verratti (ITA/Paris Saint-Germain), Arturo Vidal (CHI/Bayern München).

Strikers (15):
Gareth Bale (WAL/Real Madrid CF), Karim Benzema (FRA/Real Madrid CF), Edinson Cavani (URU/Paris Saint-Germain), Cristiano Ronaldo (POR/Real Madrid CF), Paulo Dybala (ARG/Juventus), Antoine Griezmann (FRA/Atletico Madrid), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (SWE/Manchester United), Harry Kane (ENG/Tottenham Hotspur), Robert Lewandowski (POL/Bayern München), Romelu Lukaku (BEL/Everton/Manchester United), Kylian Mbappe (FRA/Monaco/Paris Saint-Germain), Lionel Messi (ARG/FC Barcelona), Neymar (BRA/FC Barcelona/Paris Saint-Germain), Alexis Sanchez (CHI/Arsenal), Luis Suarez (URU/FC Barcelona).


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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Thursday September 21 2017
Time: 11:00AM

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