FIFA’s FIFPro Men’s XI shortlist has been released and the list has seen Liverpool, European reigning champion gets rewarded with seven spots in the 55-man list. As always, Real Madrid and Barcelona dominate the list with English champions Manchester City finding their way to the spot.
Seven members of Jurgen Klopp’s side – Alisson Becker, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson, Virgil van Dijk, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah, and Sadio Mane – have been included in the 55-man list, which is decided by votes from thousands of professional footballers across the world.
Tottenham Hotspur are duly represented by Karry Kane, Heung-min Son and Christian Eriksen while Man United have two apiece; David de Gea/Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante/Eden Hazard – although the latter now plies his trade in Madrid, Spain.
Each player must select one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards for the list, with Barca (11), Real (nine), Man City (eight) and Liverpool (seven) dominating the list.
Who Votes in the FIFPro?
Thousands of professional footballers from around the world vote in the FIFA FIFPro to ultimately choose the best 11 from the 55-man list.
List of 55-man nominees for the FIFA FIFPro 2019
- Alisson Becker (BRA) – Liverpool
- David De Gea (ESP) – Manchester United
- Ederson Moraes (BRA) – Manchester City
- Jan Oblak (SVN) – Atletico Madrid
- Marc-Andre ter Stegen (GER) – Barcelona
- Jordi Alba (ESP) – Barcelona
- Trent Alexander-Arnold (ENG) – Liverpool
- Dani Alves (BRA) – Paris Saint-Germain / Sao Paulo
- 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 / Inter Milan
- Joshua Kimmich (GER) – Bayern Munich
- Kalidou Koulibaly (SEN) – Napoli
- Aymeric Laporte (FRA) – Manchester City
- Marcelo (BRA) – Real Madrid
- Gerard Pique (ESP) – Barcelona
- Sergio Ramos (ESP) – Real Madrid
- Andrew Robertson (SCO) – Liverpool
- Alex Sandro (BRA) – Juventus
- Thiago Silva (BRA) – Paris Saint-Germain
- Virgil van Dijk (NED) – Liverpool
- Raphael Varane (FRA) – Real Madrid
- Kyle Walker (ENG) – Manchester City
- Sergio Busquets (ESP) – Barcelona
- Casemiro (BRA) – Real Madrid
- Kevin de Bruyne (BEL) – Manchester City
- Frenkie de Jong (NED) – Ajax/Barcelona
- Christian Eriksen (DEN) – Tottenham
- Eden Hazard (BEL) – Chelsea/ Real Madrid
- N’Golo Kante (FRA) – Chelsea
- Toni Kroos (GER) – Real Madrid
- Arthur Melo (BRA) – Barcelona
- Luka Modric (CRO) – Real Madrid
- Paul Pogba (FRA) – Manchester United
- Ivan Rakitic (CRO) – Barcelona
- Bernardo Silva (POR) – Manchester City
- Dusan Tadic (SRB) – Ajax
- Arturo Vidal (CHI) – Barcelona
- Sergio Aguero (ARG) – Manchester City
- Karim Benzema (FRA) – Real Madrid
- Cristiano Ronaldo (POR) – Juventus
- Roberto Firmino (BRA) – Liverpool
- Antoine Griezmann (FRA) – Atletico Madrid/Barcelona
- Heung-min Son (KOR) – Tottenham
- Harry Kane (ENG) – Tottenham
- Robert Lewandowski (POL) – Bayern Munich
- Sadio Mane (SEN) – Liverpool
- Kylian Mbappe (FRA) – Paris Saint-Germain
- Lionel Messi (ARG) – Barcelona
- Neymar (BRA) – Paris Saint-Germain
- Mohamed Salah (EGY) – Liverpool
- Raheem Sterling (ENG) – Manchester City
- Luis Suarez (URU) – Barcelona
Venue of FIFA FIFPro IX Men’s award
The FIFA FIFPro Men’s XI will be announced at The Best Fifa Football Awards ceremony in Teatro Alla Scala, Milan on September 23, 2019.
What do you think? If you are to vote, who would be your FIFPro IX?