FIFPro and FIFA presented a unique World XI, as the team consisted only of footballers who are playing for clubs in the Spanish La Liga. It is the first time that all of the players show their skills in the same league.
La Liga dominates the FIFA FIFPro World XI of 2012. The election of the best team in the world for 2012 provided a unique result. According to the footballers in the world the members of the FIFA FIFPro World XI all play in Spain
FIFPro puts the eleven best players of 2011 in the spotlight. They have all been selected for the 2011 FIFA FIFPro World XI by their fellow professionals throughout the world. This article looks at the forwards.
FIFPro puts the eleven best players of 2011 in the spotlight. They have all been selected for the 2011 FIFA FIFPro World XI by their fellow professionals throughout the world. This article looks at the midfielders.
FIFPro puts the eleven best players of 2011 in the spotlight. They have all been selected for the 2011 FIFA FIFPro World XI by their fellow professionals throughout the world. This article looks at the defenders.
It is hard to imagine a FIFA FIFPro World XI without Cristiano Ronaldo. For the sixth year running the Portuguese phenomenon of Real Madrid is part of this elite squad with the eleven best players in the world.
Radamel Falcao has made it into the toughest line of the FIFA FIFPro World XI. The striker from Colombia and Atlético Madrid joins mainstays Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the third forward of the 2012 World XI.
People trying to describe the qualities of Lionel Messi end up summarizing superlatives. The mercurial maestro from Argentina had an incredible 2012, even though he ‘only’ managed to win one trophy with his team Barcelona: the Spanish cup.
Xavi is one of the five players that appear to be untouchable in the FIFA FIFPro World Xi. The midfielder of Barcelona and the national team of Spain returned to Zurich for his fifth successive inclusion in the FIFA FIFPro World XI.
Xabi Alonso managed to keep his spot on the FIFA FIFPro World XI. The midfielder of Real Madrid and the national team of Spain again illustrated how instrumental he is for both teams.
Only a few players in the world doubt the world class quality of Andrés Iniesta. The player of Barcelona and Spain easily earned his spot on the 2012 FIFA FIFPro World XI by collecting the most votes of all midfielders.
Marcelo is the next name in what appears to be a Brazilian specialty: the attacking wingback. The Real Madrid player is the fourth Brazilian wingback to make the World XI since its introduction in 2005, eight years ago.
For the third year in a row, Gerard Piqué finds himself among the best eleven players in football. The defender of Barcelona and the national team of Spain has once again earned a FIFA FIFPro World XI award.
The defensive heart of the FIFA FIFPro World XI is the same as that of the reigning World and European champions, Spain. Sergio Ramos joins countrymen Iker Casillas and Gerard Piqué in this elite team.
Daniel Alves is a unique player, because it is very rare that a defender is mostly known for his exploits in attack. The wingback had another great year at Barcelona, even though his team ‘only’ managed to win one trophy: the Spanish cup.
In the opinion of all professional footballers in the world, there is not much doubt: Iker Casillas is the best goalkeeper on the planet. The captain of both Real Madrid and Spain enjoyed a successful 2012, winning three important titles.
Siem de Jong is one of thousands of players who accepted the challenge to compose their own FIFA FIFPro World XI. The captain of Dutch champions Ajax talks with FIFPro about his choices in an exclusive video interview.
At FIFPro, we are counting the days for the moment to reveal the 2012 FIFA FIFPro World XI. Only 20 days to go before the best eleven in the world will be called up on stage to receive their World XI award.
Four years in a row, Iker Casillas has been voted as the goalkeeper of the FIFA FIFPro World XI. The captain of both Real Madrid and the Spanish national team is one of five players on this year’s shortlist.
Radamel Falcao is one of the 55 players mentioned on the shortlist for the FIFA FIFPro World XI. The Colombian striker from Atlético Madrid talks with FIFPro amongst others about his own performance in the year 2012.