FIFA announce FIFPro World XI ‘Team of the Year’


FIFA have revealed the FIFPro World XI ‘Team of the Year’:

Goalkeeper: Manuel Neuer – Bayern Munich
Defender: Philipp Lahm – Bayern Munich
Defender: Sergio Ramos – Real Madrid
Defender: Thiago Silva – PSG
Defender: Dani Alves – FC Barcelona
Midfielder: Andres Iniesta – FC Barcelona
Midfielder: Xavi Hernandez – FC Barcelona
Midfielder: Franck Ribery – Bayern Munich
Forward: Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrd
Forward: Zlatan Ibrahimovic – PSG
Forward: Lionel Messi – FC Barcelona

As noted in an earlier post whereby the World XI team was leaked by a photo, the ‘Team of the Year’ is made up of players from only four clubs: Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

The World XI features seven nationalities: Spain 3, Brazil 2, Germany 2, Argentina, France, Portugal, Sweden.