2018 FIFA FIFPro World 11 Nominees

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FIFA FIFPro World 11 Nominees

What are the FIFA FIFPro World 11 Nominees?

Every year, FIFPro invites professional footballers worldwide to select their best team of the calendar year. Players are asked to pick one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards. The 55 players with the most votes in their respective categories are revealed in the following format:

5 goalkeepers
20 defenders
15 midfielders
15 forwards

FIFPro, the worldwide players’ union, and FIFA have announced the 55 names in contention for the FIFA FIFPro World 11 2018 on September 3. It is decided by the players, for the players and involves votes from almost 25,000 professional footballers from 65 different countries. This year’s list includes some familiar names, and standout statistics. Ten of last year’s World 11 return to make the 55-man list, with Real Madrid CF the most-represented club side, seeing a full 11 players make the cut. Spain (nine) and France (eight) are the countries with the most players represented on the list, with European players making up 71 per cent of the total players selected. The winners will be announced on September 24 at an event in London.


2018 FIFA FIFPro World 11 Nominees List

Who are the 55 shortlisted players?

Will be chosen one out of 5 goalkeepers to the final World 11

Gianluigi Buffon (Italy/Paris Saint-Germain/Juventus FC)
Thibaut Courtois (Belgium/Real Madrid CF/Chelsea FC)
David De Gea (Spain/Manchester United FC)
Keylor Navas (Costa Rica/Real Madrid CF)
Marc-André ter Stegen (Germany/FC Barcelona)

2018 FIFA FIFPro World 11 Nominees - Best Goalkeeper in the World>


Will be chosen 4 out of 20 defenders to the final World 11

Jordi Alba (Spain/FC Barcelona)
Daniel Carvajal (Spain/Real Madrid CF)
Giorgio Chiellini (Italy/Juventus FC)
Dani Alves (Brazil/Paris Saint-Germain)
Diego Godin (Uruguay/Atletico Madrid)
Mats Hummels (Germany/FC Bayern Munich)
Joshua Kimmich (Germany/FC Bayern Munich)
Dejan Lovren (Croatia/Liverpool FC)
Marcelo (Brazil/Real Madrid CF)
Yerry Mina (Colombia/Everton FC/FC Barcelona)
Benjamin Pavard (France/VfB Stuttgart)
Gerard Pique (Spain/FC Barcelona)
Sergio Ramos (Spain/Real Madrid CF)
Thiago Silva (Brazil/Paris Saint-Germain)
Kieran Trippier (England/Tottenham Hotspur)
Samuel Umtiti (France/FC Barcelona)
Virgil van Dijk (Netherlands/Liverpool FC)
Raphael Varane (France/Real Madrid CF)
Sime Vrsaljko (Croatia/Internazionale/Atletico Madrid)
Kyle Walker (England/Manchester City FC)

2018 FIFA FIFPro World 11 Nominees - Best Defenders in the World



Will be chosen 3 out of 15 midfielders to the final World 11

Sergio Busquets (Spain/FC Barcelona)
Casemiro (Brazil/Real Madrid CF)
Philippe Coutinho (Brazil/FC Barcelona)
Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium/Manchester City FC)
Eden Hazard (Belgium, Chelsea FC)
Andres Iniesta (Spain/Vissel Kobe/FC Barcelona)
Isco (Spain/Real Madrid CF)
N’Golo Kante (France/Chelsea FC)
Toni Kroos (Germany/Real Madrid CF)
Nemanja Matic (Serbia/Manchester United FC)
Luka Modric (Croatia/Real Madrid CF)
Paul Pogba (France/Manchester United FC)
Ivan Rakitic (Croatia/FC Barcelona)
David Silva (Spain/Manchester City FC)
Arturo Vidal (Chile/FC Barcelona/FC Bayern Munich)

2018 FIFA FIFPro World 11 Nominees - Best Midfielders in the World


Will be chosen 3 out of 15 forwards to the final World 11

Karim Benzema (France/Real Madrid CF)
Edinson Cavani (Uruguay/Paris Saint-Germain)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Juventus FC/Real Madrid CF)
Paulo Dybala (Argentina/Juventus FC)
Antoine Griezmann (France/Atletico Madrid)
Harry Kane (England/Tottenham Hotspur)
Robert Lewandowski (Poland/FC Bayern Munich)
Romelu Lukaku (Belgium/Manchester United FC)
Mario Mandzukic (Croatia/Juventus FC)
Sadio Mane (Senegal/Liverpool FC)
Kylian Mbappe (France/Paris Saint-Germain)
Lionel Messi (Argentina/FC Barcelona)
Neymar (Brazil/Paris Saint-Germain)
Mohamed Salah (Egypt/Liverpool FC)
Luis Suarez (Uruguay/FC Barcelona)

2018 FIFA FIFPro World 11 Nominees - Best Forwards in the World