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Eleven Barcelona players nominated for 2019 FIFPro Men’s XI

The Spanish champions are well represented

Barcelona v Liverpool - UEFA Champions League Semi Final: First Leg Photo by Alex Caparros - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

FIFA have named the 55 players in contention to make it into their FIFPro Men’s World XI of 2019 which will be announced at the Best Fifa Football Awards in Milan on 23 September.

The World XI is voted for by 23,000 professional players from around the globe. The players were asked to vote for their best team based on performances from July 2018 to July 2019.

The final XI will consist of one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfield players and three forwards.

Barcelona have the most players nominated with 11 of their stars in contention, followed by Real Madrid with nine, Manchester City with eight and Liverpool with seven.

Here are the Barca stars in contention:

Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong, Arthur Melo, Ivan Rakitic, Arturo Vidal, Antoine Griezmann, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez

And here’s the full list of nominees:


Alisson Becker, David De Gea, Ederson, Jan Oblak, Marc-Andre ter Stegen


Jordi Alba, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Dani Alves, Joao Cancelo, Daniel Carvajal, Giorgio Chiellini, Matthijs de Ligt, Diego Godin, Joshua Kimmich, Kalidou Koulibaly, Aymeric Laporte, Marcelo, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Andrew Robertson, Alex Sandro, Thiago Silva, Virgil van Dijk, Raphael Varane, Kyle Walker


Sergio Busquets, Casemiro, Kevin de Bruyne, Frenkie de Jong, Christian Eriksen, Eden Hazard, N’Golo Kante, Toni Kroos, Arthur Melo, Luka Modric, Paul Pogba, Ivan Rakitic, Bernardo Silva, Dusan Tadic, Arturo Vidal


Sergio Aguero, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, Roberto Firmino, Antoine Griezmann, Heung-min Son, Harry Kane, Robert Lewandowski, Sadio Mane, Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi, Neymar, Mohamed Salah, Raheem Sterling, Luis Suarez.

What do you make of the nominations? Let us know your thoughts, suggestions and best XIs in the comments below!

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