For the first time in a decade, the world’s players are recognizing that the Premier League may have the biggest concentration of top players in the global game.
FIFPro, the worldwide representative organization for soccer players, released its shortlist for the 2019 FIFPro World Best XI. This time, for the first since 2009, the Premier League contains the most players on the list. This year’s shortlist includes 21 Premier League stars, just edging out La Liga’s 20 players.
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Premier League stars on the list include an incredible eight players from Manchester City and seven players from Liverpool. Tottenham, Chelsea, and Manchester United are all represented as well.
It’s always good discussion to talk about these lists, but of course, they’re ultimately popularity contests. Players like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Kepa Arrizabalaga, and Isco were left off, for example. But it’s still a strong list of what could make up a world best XI.
Below is the list from FIFPro