Following on from Yesterdays reveal of the first ever candiates to be nominated for the FIFA FIFPro Women’s World11 2019, FIFPro / FIFA have revealed the 55 names in contention for the FIFA FIFPro Men’s World11 2019.
And guess what… it is absolutely littered with Premier League players.
For the past 10 years, the award has been dominated by the Spanish La Liga and their incredible high quality players. But this year, the Premier League takes centre stage.
The World11 is a team compiled of the best footballers, voted the best in their position, for the previous footballing season. Unlike most other ‘Best’ awards however, this is voted for by the Players. Not just in the elite competitions however, but all across the world.
The Team is made up of a standard 4-3-3 formation, and each player who voted had to choose 1 GoalKeeper, 4 Defenders, 3 Midfielders and 3 Forward Players.
Enter, the Prem de la Prem
From the 55 Players chosen for the shortlist, 21 were from the Premier League. Narrowly pipping La Liga (20) to the accolade of most shortlisted players for 2019.
There were 21 different nationalities represented too, which shows a global representation of the beautiful game. However, over 60% of the players came from only 4 clubs… Barcelona (11), Real Madrid (9), Manchester City (8), Liverpool (7).
The FIFA FIFPro Men’s World11 2019 will be announced at The Best FIFA Football Awards show in Milan on Monday 23 September.
The 55 players nominated:
- Alisson Becker (BRA) – Liverpool FC
- David De Gea (ESP) – Manchester United
- Ederson Moraes (BRA) – Manchester City
- Jan Oblak (SVN) – Atletico Madrid
- Marc-Andre ter Stegen (GER) – FC Barcelona
- Jordi Alba (ESP) – FC Barcelona
- Trent Alexander-Arnold (ENG) – Liverpool FC
- Dani Alves (BRA) – Paris Saint-Germain / Sao Paulo FC
- Joao Cancelo (POR) – Juventus / Manchester City
- Daniel Carvajal (ESP) – Real Madrid
- Giorgio Chiellini (ITA) – Juventus
- Matthijs de Ligt (NED) – Ajax / Juventus
- Diego Godin (URU) – Atletico Madrid / Internazionale
- Joshua Kimmich (GER) – Bayern Munich
- Kalidou Koulibaly (SEN) – SSC Napoli
- Aymeric Laporte (FRA) – Manchester City
- Marcelo (BRA) – Real Madrid
- Gerard Pique (ESP) – FC Barcelona
- Sergio Ramos (ESP) – Real Madrid
- Andrew Robertson (SCO) – Liverpool FC
- Alex Sandro (BRA) – Juventus
- Thiago Silva (BRA) – Paris Saint-Germain
- Virgil van Dijk (NED) – Liverpool FC
- Raphael Varane (FRA) – Real Madrid
- Kyle Walker (ENG) – Manchester City
- Sergio Busquets (ESP) – FC Barcelona
- Casemiro (BRA) – Real Madrid
- Kevin de Bruyne (BEL) – Manchester City
- Frenkie de Jong (NED) – Ajax / FC Barcelona
- Christian Eriksen (DEN) – Tottenham Hotspur
- Eden Hazard (BEL) – Chelsea FC / Real Madrid
- N’Golo Kante (FRA) – Chelsea FC
- Toni Kroos (GER) – Real Madrid
- Arthur Melo (BRA) – FC Barcelona
- Luka Modric (CRO) – Real Madrid
- Paul Pogba (FRA) – Manchester United
- Ivan Rakitic (CRO) – FC Barcelona
- Bernardo Silva (POR) – Manchester City
- Dusan Tadic (SRB) – Ajax
- Arturo Vidal (CHI) – FC Barcelona
- Sergio Aguero (ARG) – Manchester City
- Karim Benzema (FRA) – Real Madrid
- Cristiano Ronaldo (POR) – Juventus
- Roberto Firmino (BRA) – Liverpool FC
- Antoine Griezmann (FRA) – Atletico Madrid / FC Barcelona
- Son Heung-min (KOR) – Tottenham Hotspur
- Harry Kane (ENG) – Tottenham Hotspur
- Robert Lewandowski (POL) – Bayern Munich
- Sadio Mane (SEN) – Liverpool FC
- Kylian Mbappe (FRA) – Paris Saint-Germain
- Lionel Messi (ARG) – FC Barcelona
- Neymar Jr (BRA) – Paris Saint-Germain
- Mohamed Salah (EGY) – Liverpool FC
- Raheem Sterling (ENG) – Manchester City
- Luis Suarez (URU) – FC Barcelona