FIFPro’s 55-man 2017 World XI shortlist

Man United, Arsenal & Chelsea stars make FIFPro’s final 55-man shortlist

FIFPro’s 55-man 2017 World XI shortlist

On Wednesday, FIFPro have released their 55-man shortlist for their 2017 World XI award.

The list has plenty of names from the Premier League, including players from Man United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool.

Interestingly, nine players make their first appearance on the list.

Those players are Jan Oblak, Samuel Umtiti, Antonio Valencia, Casemiro, Philippe Coutinho, Nemanja Matic, Harry Kane, Romelo Lukaku and Kylian Mbappe.

The big clubs dominate

Five clubs dominate in the list.

Real Madrid have 13 players included in the list from their incredible 2016-17 campaign.

Los Blancos won La Liga, as well as becoming the first team to ever retain the Champions League trophy.

Barcelona and Bayern Munich are the second best represented teams with eight players selected apiece.

Manchester United and PSG, meanwhile, have six players each.

So who didn’t make the cut?

Some big names from world football aren’t included.

Claudio Bravo, Serge Aurier, Hector Bellerin, Xabi Alonso, Kevin De Bruyne, Dimitri Payet, Ivan Rakitic, David Silva, Sergio Agüero, Gonzalo Higuain, Thomas Müller and Jamie Vardy all dropped out of contention having been picked in the 2016 list.

The full 55

Goalkeepers
Gianluigi Buffon – Italy, Juventus
David de Gea – Spain, Manchester United
Keylor Navas – Costa Rica, Real Madrid
Manuel Neuer – Germany, FC Bayern München
Jan Oblak – Slovenia, Atlético Madrid

Defenders
David Alaba – Austria, FC Bayern München
Jordi Alba – Spain, FC Barcelona
Dani Alves – Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain
Jérôme Boateng – Germany, FC Bayern München
Leonardo Bonucci – Italy, Juventus/AC Milan
Dani Carvajal – Spain, Real Madrid
Giorgio Chiellin -i Italy, Juventus
Diego Godín – Uruguay, Atlético Madrid
Mats Hummels – Germany, FC Bayern München
Phillipp Lahm – Germany, FC Bayern München/retired
David Luiz – Brazil, Chelsea FC
Marcelo – Brazil, Real Madrid
Javier Mascherano – Argentina, FC Barcelona
Pepe – Portugal, Real Madrid/Besiktaş
Gerard Piqué – Spain, FC Barcelona
Sergio Ramos – Spain, Real Madrid
Thiago Silva – Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain
Samuel Umtiti – France, FC Barcelona
Antonio Valencia – Ecuador, Manchester United
Raphaël Varane – France, Real Madrid

Midfielders
Thiago Alcântara – Spain, FC Bayern München
Sergio Busquets – Spain, FC Barcelona
Casemiro – Brazil, Real Madrid
Philippe Coutinho – Brazil, Liverpool FC
Eden Hazard – Belgium, Chelsea FC
Andrés Iniesta – Spain, FC Barcelona
Isco – Spain, Real Madrid
N’Golo Kanté – France, Chelsea FC
Toni Kroos – Germany, Real Madrid
Nemanja Matić – Serbia, Chelsea/Manchester United
Luka Modrić – Croatia, Real Madrid
Mesut Özil – Germany, Arsenal FC
Paul Pogba – France, Manchester United
Marco Verratti – Italy, Paris Saint-Germain
Arturo Vidal – Chile, FC Bayern München

Forwards
Gareth Bale – Wales, Real Madrid
Karim Benzema – France, Real Madrid
Edinson Cavani – Uruguay, Paris Saint-Germain
Paulo Dybala – Argentina, Juventus
Antoine Griezmann – France, Atlético Madrid
Zlatan Ibrahimović – Sweden, Manchester United
Harry Kane – England, Tottenham Hotspur
Robert Lewandowski – Poland, FC Bayern München
Romelu Lukaku – Belgium, Manchester United
Kylian Mbappé – France, Paris Saint-Germain
Lionel Messi – Argentina, FC Barcelona
Neymar JR – Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain
Cristiano Ronaldo – Portugal, Real Madrid
Alexis Sánchez – Chile, Arsenal FC
Luis Suárez – Uruguay, FC Barcelona