Andres Iniesta

Fans can’t believe Barcelona player made the FIFPro Team of the Year

FIFPro surprise

The FIFPro Team of the Year has been announced and unsurprisingly, there’s been a bit of debate surrounding it.

It’s the inclusion of one player in particular that fans can’t wrap their heads around: Andres Iniesta.

Other contenders

There’s no doubt that the Spaniard is a legend but it could be argued that there are a great number of midfielders who had a better year than him. One could even say that Iniesta is very much past his prime.

While a past-his-prime Iniesta is better than most of the world’s midfielders, is he better than N’Golo Kante? Or Casemiro? Real Madrid players dominated the line-up but there wasn’t a place for the Brazilian star.

It seems as though players go on autopilot when they vote on things like this. Or perhaps politics takes over.

Iniesta is a popular player who is respected by most of the world’s top players. He’s also a safe vote. One that won’t be questioned. Would it have really shaken football to its core to nominate the incredible Isco?

Kevin De Bruyne also deserves a shout. Dele Alli might feel aggrieved too along with Eden Hazard.