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FIFPro and FIFA Reveal 2016 World 11

Last updated: 5.34pm, Monday 9th January 2017 by

Luis Suarez has made the FIFA FIFPro World 11 for the first time following a vote by professional footballers across the globe.

A total of 26,516 players in 69 countries selected a team consisting of the eleven players who according to them were the best at their position in 2016.


This annual vote is organized by FIFPro, the global representative of professional footballers, which through its member unions invited players to pick a team of 1 goalkeeper, 4 defenders, 3 midfielders and 3 forwards.

The 2016 FIFA FIFPro World 11 is:

Goalkeeper: Manuel Neuer (Germany, Bayern Munich)

Defenders: Daniel Alves (Brazil, Barcelona and Juventus); Gerard Pique (Spain, Barcelona); Sergio Ramos (Spain, Real Madrid); Marcelo (Brazil, Real Madrid)

Midfielders: Luka Modric (Croatia, Real Madrid); Toni Kroos (Germany, Real Madrid); Andres Iniesta (Spain, Barcelona)

Forwards: Lionel Messi (Argentina, Barcelona); Luis Suarez (Uruguay, Barcelona); Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Real Madrid).

Around 350 Scottish players were among those casting their votes - here is who the SPFL players considered the best of 2016:


Scotland's World 11 of 2016 is:

Goalkeeper: David de Gea (Manchester United)

Defenders: David Alaba (Bayern Munich); Gerard Pique (Barcelona); Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid); Marcelo (Real Madrid).

Midfielders: Luka Modric (Real Madrid); Paul Pogba (Manchester United); Mezut Ozil (Arsenal).

Forwards: Lionel Messi (Barcelona); Luis Suarez (Barcelona); Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid).


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