Nine Barcelona players nominated for FIFA FIFPro World 11 2016

fifpro-messiWorld foot­ball gov­ern­ing body FIFA in con­junc­tion with Inter­na­tion­al Fed­er­a­tion of Pro­fes­sion­al Foot­ballers (FIF­Pro) have pub­lished the names of 55 play­ers cho­sen for the best eleven of the year 2016. This selec­tion of 55 play­ers was vot­ed by the play­ers them­selves.

Well over 25,000 play­ers in 75 dif­fer­ent coun­tries par­tic­i­pat­ed in the vot­ing of the 55 play­ers. With the inten­tion of select­ing a goal­keep­er, four defend­ers, three mid­field­ers and three attack­ers. How­ev­er nine of Barcelona’s play­ers have made the com­pre­hen­sive list of 55 play­ers: Lionel Mes­si, Ivan Rakitic, Andre Ini­es­ta, Luis Suarez, Jor­di Alba, Javier Mascher­a­no, Ger­ard Pique, Ney­mar Jr and Ser­gio Bus­quet.

Here’s a com­pre­hen­sive list of 55 play­er vot­ed for FIF­Pro World XI 2016:

GOALKEEPERS 

Clau­dio Bra­vo (Chile/FC Barcelona/Manchester City), Gian­lui­gi Buf­fon (Italy/Juventus), David de Gea (Spain/Manchester Unit­ed), Key­lor Navas (Cos­ta Rica/Real Madrid) y Manuel Neuer (Germany/Bayern de Múnich).

DEFENDERS

David Ala­ba (Austria/Bayern de Múnich), Jor­di Alba (Spain/FC Barcelona), Serge Auri­er (Ivory Coast/Paris Saint-Ger­main), Héc­tor Bellerín (Spain/Arsenal), Jérôme Boateng (Germany/Bayern de Múnich), Leonar­do Bonuc­ci (Italy/Juventus), Daniel Car­va­jal (Spain/Real Madrid), Gior­gio Chielli­ni (Italy/Juventus), Dani Alves (Brazil/FC Barcelona/Juventus), David Luiz (Brazil/Paris Saint-Ger­main/Chelsea), Diego Godín (Uruguay/Atlético de Madrid), Mats Hum­mels (Germany/Borussia Dortmund/Bayern de Múnich), Philipp Lahm (Germany/Bayern de Múnich), Marce­lo (Brazil/Real Madrid), Javier Mascher­a­no (Argentina/FC Barcelona), Pepe (Portugal/Real Madrid), Ger­ard Piqué (Spain/FC Barcelona), Ser­gio Ramos (Spain/Real Madrid), Thi­a­go Sil­va (Brazil/Paris Saint-Ger­main) y Raphaël Varane (France/Real Madrid).

MIDFIELDERS 

Xabi Alon­so (Spain/Bayern de Múnich), Ser­gio Bus­quets (Spain/FC Barcelona), Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium/Manchester City), Eden Haz­ard (Belgium/Chelsea), Andrés Ini­es­ta (Spain/FC Barcelona), N’Golo Kan­té (France/Leicester City/Chelsea) Toni Kroos (Germany/Real Madrid), Luka Mod­rić (Croatia/Real Madrid), Mesut Özil (Germany/Arsenal), Dim­itri Payet (France/West Ham Unit­ed), Paul Pog­ba (France/Juventus/Manchester Unit­ed), Ivan Rak­i­tić (Croatia/FC Barcelona), David Sil­va (Spain/Manchester City), Mar­co Ver­rat­ti (Italy/Paris Saint-Ger­main) and Arturo Vidal (Chile/Bayern de Múnich).

FORWARDS

Ser­gio Agüero (Argentina/Manchester City), Gareth Bale (Wales/Real Madrid), Karim Ben­ze­ma (Francw/Real Madrid), Cris­tiano Ronal­do (Portugal/Real Madrid), Paulo Dybala (Argentina/Juventus), Antoine Griez­mann (France/Atlético de Madrid), Gon­za­lo Higuaín (Argentina/Napoli/Juventus), Zla­tan Ibrahi­mović (Sweden/Paris Saint-Ger­main/­Man­ches­ter Unit­ed), Robert Lewandows­ki (Poland/Bayern de Múnich), Lionel Mes­si (Argentina/FC Barcelona), Thomas Müller (Germany/Bayern de Múnich), Ney­mar (Brazil/FC Barcelona), Alex­is Sánchez (Chile/Arsenal), Luis Suárez (Uruguay/FC Barcelona) and Jamie Vardy (England/Leicester City).

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