The world’s most popular football league, the English Premier League has proved it dominance as majority of its players have been nominated the FIFA Fifpro Men’s World 11.
The last time the premier league achieved this feat was 10 years ago ending the Spanish league’s dominance over the years.
In the nomination list, twenty one of the 55 nominees play club football in England.
A breakdown of the list includes seven of Liverpool’s players and the rest includes players from Spanish sides, Real Madrid and Barcelona.
The world football governing body arrived at the list by giving the opportunity to more than 23,000 professional players around the world to choose their best team by Fifpro, the players’ union, based on performances between July 2018 and July 2019.
Nine of Barca’s championship team were included as Real Madrid had eight players, while Liverpool and Manchester City both had seven players.
Liverpool provided 4 players among 17 debutantes on the shortlist. They include defe defe defenders Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson.
However, Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player to be named on all 15 World11 shortlists.
In addition, the final team is expected to be made up of a goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfield players and three forwards.
The team will be revealed at the Best Fifa Football Awards in Milan on 23 September
Fifpro Men’s World11 nominations
Goalkeepers: Alisson Becker (Liverpool), David De Gea (Manchester United), Ederson Moraes (Manchester City), Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona)
Defenders: Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Daniel Alves (Paris St-Germain/Sao Paulo), Joao Cancelo (Juventus/Manchester City), Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Diego Godin (Atletico/Inter Milan), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli), Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City), Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax/Juventus), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Andrew Robertson (Liverpool), Alex Sandro (Juventus), Thiago Silva (Paris St-Germain), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Kyle Walker (Manchester City)
Midfielders: Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Casemiro (Real Madrid), Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City), Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur), Frenkie de Jong (Ajax/Barcelona), Eden Hazard (Chelsea/Real Madrid), N’Golo Kante (Chelsea), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Arthur Melo (Barcelona), Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Dusan Tadic (Ajax), Arturo Vidal (Barcelona)
Forwards: Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico/Barcelona), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Sadio Mane (Liverpool), Kylian Mbappe (Paris St-Germain), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Neymar (Paris St-Germain), Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus), Mohammed Salah (Liverpool), Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Luis Suarez (Barcelona).
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