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FIFPro and FIFA Present The 2015 World XI

Last updated: 5.51pm, Monday 11th January 2016 by

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FIFPro, the representative of all professional footballers worldwide, is proud to present the 2015 FIFA FIFPro World XI.

The 2015 World XI is the result of a unique vote among professional footballers across the globe which sees players voting for players, much like the PFA Awards at the end of the season.

FIFPro and its aligned unions – including PFA Scotland - collected voting ballots from 26,478 players in 68 countries, who picked their ultimate team consisting of one goalkeeper, four defenders (regardless of position), three midfielders and three forwards.

According to the voters, these eleven players were the best performers in professional football in 2015.

The 2015 FIFA FIFPro World XI is:

Goalkeeper:

Manuel Neuer (Germany, FC Bayern Munich)

Defenders:

Dani Alves (Brazil, FC Barcelona)

Sergio Ramos (Spain, Real Madrid CF)

Thiago Silva (Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain)

Marcelo (Brazil, Real Madrid CF)

Midfielders:

Paul Pogba (France, Juventus)

Luka Modric (Croatia, Real Madrid CF)

Andrés Iniesta (Spain, FC Barcelona)

Forwards

Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Real Madrid CF)

Lionel Messi (Argentina, FC Barcelona)

Neymar Jr. (Brazil, FC Barcelona)

FIFPro have also broken down the voting to their individual member countries and there are five differences in the Scottish World XI from the overall 2015 World XI.

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Scotland’s players put Barcelona’s Jordi Alba and Bayern Munich’s David Alaba in defence ahead of Marcelo (Real Madrid) and Tiago Silva (PSG).

Real Madrid’s German midfielder Tony Kroos was preferred to Bernabeu teammate Luca Modric with Chelsea’s Eden Hazard getting the nod ahead of Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta in the middle.

And the brilliant, but controversial, figure of Luis Suarez (Barcelona) made it into the Scottish World XI playing up-front alongside Messi (Barcelona) and Ronaldo (Real Madrid) instead of Barca’s Neymar.

The World XI as chosen by Scotland’s players is:

Goalkeeper:

Manuel Neuer (Germany, FC Bayern Munich)

Defenders:

Dani Alves (Brazil, FC Barcelona)

Sergio Ramos (Spain, Real Madrid CF)

David Alaba (Austria, Bayern Munich)

Jordi Alba (Spain, FC Barcelona)

Midfielders:

Paul Pogba (France, Juventus)

Toni Kroos (German, Real Madrid CF)

Eden Hazard (Belgium, Chelsea)

Forwards:

Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Real Madrid CF)

Lionel Messi (Argentina, FC Barcelona)

Luis Suarez (Uruguay, FC Barcelona)

FIFPro wishes to congratulate all the players in the 2015 FIFA FIFPro World XI and all member unions around the world who assisted greatly in organising the votes of their respective players.

 

        

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