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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.

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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:

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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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