FIFPro shortlist includes Kane, Trippier and Walker

Harry Kane

England's Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier and Harry Kane have been named on a 55-man long list for the Fifpro World XI.

Seven players of France’s World Cup winning team are among the professional footballers who received most votes from their peers.

FIFPro and its affiliated player associations invited professional footballers worldwide to pick a team of 1 goalkeeper, 4 defenders, 3 midfielders and 3 attackers who were the best at their position during the 2017-2018 season.

In total, 25,000 footballers from 65 countries selected their eleven. The players who received most votes in their line are on the list of 55.

The seven French World Cup winners on this exclusive list are Antoine Griezmann, N’Golo Kante, Kylian Mbappe, Benjamin Pavard, Paul Pogba, Samuel Umtiti and Raphael Varane.

Karim Benzema is the eight Frenchman on the list, but he formed no part of the French World Cup squad. The striker did win a third consecutive Champions League title with Real Madrid.

The World 11 will be unveiled by FIFA and FIFPro during the Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony in London on Monday September 24th.


Name - country, previous team/current team

Goalkeepers (5)

  • Gianluigi Buffon – Italy, Juventus/Paris Saint-Germain
  • Thibaut Courtois – Belgium, Chelsea/Real Madrid CF
  • David De Gea – Spain, Manchester United FC
  • Keylor Navas – Costa Rica, Real Madrid CF
  • Marc-Andre ter Stegen – Germany, FC Barcelona

Defenders (20)

  • Jordi Alba – Spain, FC Barcelona
  • Dani Alves – Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain
  • Daniel Carvajal – Spain, Real Madrid CF
  • Giorgio Chiellini – Italy, Juventus FC
  • Virgil van Dijk – The Netherlands, Southampton/Liverpool
  • Diego Godin – Uruguay, Atletico Madrid
  • Mats Hummels – Germany, FC Bayern Munchen
  • Joshua Kimmich – Germany, FC Bayern Munchen
  • Dejan Lovren – Croatia, Liverpool FC
  • Marcelo – Brazil, Real Madrid CF
  • Yerry Mina – Colombia, FC Barcelona/Everton FC
  • Benjamin Pavard – France, VfB Stuttgart
  • Gerard Pique – Spain, FC Barcelona
  • Sergio Ramos – Spain, Real Madrid CF
  • Thiago Silva – Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain
  • Kieran Trippier – England, Tottenham Hotspur
  • Samuel Umtiti – France, FC Barcelona
  • Raphaël Varane – France, Real Madrid CF
  • Sime Vrsaljko – Croatia, Atletico Madrid/Inter
  • Kyle Walker – England, Manchester City FC

Midfielders (15)

  • Sergio Busquets – Spain, FC Barcelona
  • Casemiro – Brazil, Real Madrid CF
  • Philippe Coutinho – Brazil, Liverpool/FC Barcelona
  • Kevin De Bruyne – Belgium, Manchester City FC
  • Eden Hazard – Belgium, Chelsea FC
  • Andres Iniesta – Spain, FC Barcelona/Vissel Kobe
  • Isco – Spain, Real Madrid CF
  • N'Golo Kante – France, Chelsea FC
  • Toni Kroos – Germany, Real Madrid CF
  • Nemanja Matic – Serbia, Manchester United FC
  • Luka Modric – Croatia, Real Madrid CF
  • Paul Pogba – France, Manchester United FC
  • Ivan Rakitic – Croatia, FC Barcelona
  • David Silva – Spain, Manchester City FC
  • Arturo Vidal – Chile, FC Bayern Munchen/FC Barcelona

Forwards (15)

  • Karim Benzema – France, Real Madrid CF
  • Edinson Cavani – Uruguay, Paris Saint-Germain
  • Paulo Dybala – Juventus FC, Argentina
  • Antoine Griezmann – France, Atletico Madrid
  • Harry Kane – England, Tottenham Hotspur
  • Robert Lewandowski – Poland, FC Bayern Munchen
  • Romelu Lukaku – Belgium, Manchester United FC
  • Mario Mandzukic – Croatia, Juventus FC
  • Sadio Mane – Senegal, Liverpool FC
  • Kylian Mbappe – France, Paris Saint-Germain
  • Lionel Messi – Argentina, FC Barcelona
  • Neymar Junior – Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain
  • Cristiano Ronaldo – Portugal, Real Madrid CF/Juventus FC
  • Mohammed Salah – Egypt, Liverpool FC
  • Luis Suarez – Uruguay, FC Barcelona