FIFPro Reveals 55-Player Shortlist for 2019 FIFA Men’s World 11

?FIFPro have released the 55-player shortlist of the individuals nominated for the 2019 FIFA FIFPro Men’s World 11, with the Premier League perhaps unsurprisingly a dominant force after four English clubs reached both major European finals last season.

There are 21 Premier League-based players on the list of nominees, which is one more than players from La Liga. That represents a major shift as La Liga has been the most commonly featured national league in each of the previous nine years.

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That being said, Real Madrid and Barcelona both have more players than Liverpool and Manchester City, whose seven nominations are the most for a Premier League club. However, there is a wider base in England that also includes Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham.

This is the first time in the World 11 award’s 15-year history that Gianluigi Buffon has not appeared on the shortlist. It is also the first time Andres Iniesta has missed out since 2007.

Tottenham forward Son Heung-min is the first Asian player to be named on a World 11 shortlist, while in total there are 17 players for whom 2019 is the first time. Liverpool left-back Andrew Robertson is the first-ever Scottish player included.

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2019 FIFA FIFPro Men’s World 11 Nominees

?Goalkeepers (5) Alisson Becker (Brazil & Liverpool)
David De Gea (Spain & Manchester United)
Ederson Moraes (Brazil & Manchester City)
Jan Oblak (Slovenia & Atletico Madrid)
Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Germany & Barcelona)?
?Defenders (20) ?Jordi Alba (Spain & Barcelona)
Trent Alexander-Arnold (England & Liverpool)
Daniel Alves (Brazil & Paris Saint-Germain/Sao Paulo)
Joao Cancelo (Portugal & Juventus/Manchester City)
Daniel Carvajal (Spain & Real Madrid)
Giorgio Chiellini (Italy & Juventus)
Virgil van Dijk (Netherlands & Liverpool)
Diego Godin (Uruguay & Atletico Madrid/Internazionale)
Joshua Kimmich (Germany & Bayern Munich)
Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal & Napoli)
Aymeric Laporte (France & Manchester City)
Matthijs de Ligt (Netherlands & Ajax/Juventus)
Gerard Pique (Spain & Barcelona)
Sergio Ramos (Spain & Real Madrid)
Andrew Robertson (Scotland & Liverpool)
Alex Sandro (Brazil & Juventus)
Thiago Silva (Brazil & Paris Saint-Germain)
Raphael Varane (France & Real Madrid)
Marcelo Vieira (Brazil & Real Madrid)
Kyle Walker (England, Manchester City)
?Midfielders (15) ?Sergio Busquets (Spain & Barcelona)
Casemiro (Brazil & Real Madrid)
Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium & Manchester City)
Christian Eriksen (Denmark & Tottenham Hotspur)
Frenkie de Jong (Netherlands & Ajax/Barcelona)
Eden Hazard (Belgium & Chelsea/Real Madrid)
N’Golo Kante (France & Chelsea)
Toni Kroos (Germany & Real Madrid)
Arthur Melo (Brazil & Barcelona)
Luka Modric (Croatia & Real Madrid)
Paul Pogba (France & Manchester United)
Ivan Rakitic (Croatia & Barcelona)
Bernardo Silva (Portugal & Manchester City)
Dusan Tadic (Serbia & Ajax)
Arturo Vidal (Chile & Barcelona)
?Forwards (15) ?Sergio Aguero (Argentina & Manchester City)
Karim Benzema (France & Real Madrid)
Roberto Firmino (Brazil & Liverpool)
Antoine Griezmann (France & Atletico Madrid/Barcelona)
Harry Kane (England & Tottenham Hotspur)
Robert Lewandowski (Poland & Bayern Munich)
Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)
Kylian Mbappe (France & Paris Saint-Germain)
Lionel Messi (Argentina & Barcelona)
Neymar (Brazil & Paris Saint-Germain)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal & Juventus)
Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)
Son Heung-min (South Korea & Tottenham Hotspur)
Raheem Sterling (England & Manchester City)
Luis Suarez (Uruguay & Barcelona)

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