This year the Team of the Year is also called “FIFA FIFpro World XI”, however its prize is not too high but it motivates players a lot in their performaces later on.
There is a shortlist consisting of 55 nominated players from over 50.000 professional players all over the world. The dream team shortlist will be announced in the “World player of the year 2011”.
Follow the shortlist below, by nations, Spain has the most nominated players which is 12 players, follow by Brazil with 8 players. However, England and Germany also have 5 representative players.
But by Clubs, Barcelona and Real Madrid had dominated with 11 and 10 players respectively. However, Manchester United – who did qualify for the Champions League Final 2o10-2011 have only 6 dominated players on the shortlist.
Brazilian Striker Neymar from Santos – the only player who is not playing for any european clubs is listed. Last year, at FIFA FIFpro World XI 2010, Barcelona was also a team who had the most players listing on the nomination list with 6 players, follow by 3 Inter players, the other 2 players were from Real Madrid.
This nomination will begin at Zurich on 9/1/2012.
FIFA FIFpro World XI 2010
Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy, Juventus), Iker Casillas (Spain, Real), Manuel Neuer (Germany, Bayern), Victor Valdes (Spain, Barcelona), Van Der Sar (Holland, Man United, retired).
Defenders: Eric Abidal (France, Barcelona), Dani Alves (Brazil, Barcelona), Ricardo Carvalho (Portugal, Real), Ashley Cole (England, Chelsea), Patrice Evra (France, Man United), Rio Ferdinand (England, Man United), Vincent Kompany (Belgium, Man City), Philipp Lahm (Germany, Bayern), Lucio (Brazil, Inter), David Luiz (Brazil, Chelsea), Maicon (Brazil, Inter), Marcelo (Brazil, Real), Alessandro Nesta (Italy, Milan), Pepe (Portugal, Real), Gerard Pique (Spain, Barcelona), Carles Puyol (Spain, Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Spain, Real), Thiago Silva (Brazil, Milan), John Terry (England, Chelsea), Nemanja Vidic (Serbia, Man United).
Midfielders: Xabi Alonso (Spain, Real), Gareth Bale (Wales, Tottenham), Sergio Busquets (Spain, Barcelona), Cesc Fabregas (Spain, Barcelona), Andres Iniesta (Spain, Barcelona), Kaka (Brazil, Real), Frank Lampard (England, Chelsea), Nani (Portugal, Man United), Mesut Ozil (Germany, Real), Andrea Pirlo (Italy, Juventus), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany, Bayern), David Silva (Spain, Man City), Wesley Sneijder (Holland, Inter), Yaya Toure (Ivory, Man City), Xavi (Spain, Barcelona).
Strikers: Lionel Messi (Argentina, Barcelona), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Real), Wayne Rooney (England, Man United), David Villa (Spain, Barcelona), Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon, Anzhi), Sergio Aguero (Argentina, Man City), Neymar (Brazil, Santos), Didier Drogba (Ivory, Chelsea), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden,Milan), Luis Suarez (Uruguay, Liverpool), Radamel Falcao (Colombia, Atletico Madrid), Edinson Cavani (Uruguay, Napoli), Karim Benzema (France, Real), Mario Gomez (Germany, Bayern), Robin van Persie (Holland, Arsenal).