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55-man shortlist for FIFA FIFPro World XI 2011

The current FIFA FIFPro World XI (Source: AFP)

The following players have been shortlisted for the FIFA FIFPro World XI 2011, which will be announced on January 9th at the annual FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala.

Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (ITA/Juventus), Iker Casillas (ESP/Real Madrid), Manuel Neuer (GER/Bayern Munich), Victor Valdes (ESP/Barcelona), Edwin van der Sar (NED/Manchester United until May 2011, now retired)

Defenders: Eric Abidal (FRA/Barcelona), Daniel Alves (BRA/Barcelona), Ricardo Carvalho (POR/Real Madrid), Ashley Cole (ENG/Chelsea), Patrice Evra (FRA/Manchester United), Rio Ferdinand (ENG/Manchester United), Vincent Kompany (BEL/Manchester City), Philipp Lahm (GER/Bayern Munich), Lucio (BRA/Inter Milan), David Luiz (BRA/Chelsea), Maicon (BRA/Inter Milan), Marcelo (BRA/Real Madrid), Alessandro Nesta (ITA/AC Milan), Pepe (POR/Real Madrid), Gerard Pique (ESP/Barcelona), Carles Puyol (ESP/Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (ESP/Real Madrid), Thiago Silva (BRA/AC Milan), John Terry (ENG/Chelsea), Nemanja Vidic (SRB/Manchester United)

Midfielders: Xabi Alonso (ESP/Real Madrid), Gareth Bale (WAL/Tottenham), Sergio Busquets (ESP/Barcelona), Cesc Fabregas (ESP/Barcelona), Andres Iniesta (ESP/Barcelona), Kaka (BRA/Real Madrid), Frank Lampard (ENG/Chelsea), Nani (POR/Manchester United), Mesut Ozil (GER/Real Madrid), Andrea Pirlo (ITA/Juventus), Bastian Schweinsteiger (GER/Bayern Munich), David Silva (ESP/Manchester City), Wesley Sneijder (NED/Inter Milan), Yaya Toure (CIV/Manchester City), Xavi (ESP/Barcelona)

Forwards: Lionel Messi (ARG/Barcelona), Cristiano Ronaldo (POR/Real Madrid), Wayne Rooney (ENG/Manchester United), David Villa (ESP/Barcelona), Samuel Eto’o (CMR/Anzhi Makhachkala), Sergio Aguero (ARG/Manchester City), Neymar (BRA/Santos), Didier Drogba (CIV/Chelsea), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (SWE/AC Milan), Luis Suarez (URU/Liverpool), Radamel Falcao (COL/Atletico Madrid), Edinson Cavani (URU/Napoli), Karim Benzema (FRA/Real Madrid), Mario Gomez (GER/Bayern Munich), Robin van Persie (NED/Arsenal)

 

A pretty handy list, right? Interestingly, Neymar is the only player listed that plays his club football outside of Europe.

Are you happy with the list, or is there someone missing? What would your World XI look like? Leave a comment below with your side. Remember, they are selected in a 4-3-3 formation.

 

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  1. December 7, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Stupid legends,where z diego forlan,arjen robben and kevin prince boateng?

  2. December 14, 2011 at 6:03 am

    Go Go!Real Madrid !!!

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