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Former Spain winger Albert Riera, a football globetrotter who now plays in the Slovenian league, voted for his FIFA FIFPro World XI along with dozens of players in Poland, Ukraine, Romania, Greece and Montenegro.

The 33-year-old (pictured left), who played 19 times for his national team, is contracted to FC Zavrc and is in the sixth country of his career after stints in his home nation, France, England, Turkey and Italy.

In Greece, second-division teams Acharnaikos and Panserraikos (pictured below) took a few minutes to vote on their World XI. Players then posed for a photograph for the PSAP union in the team dressing room to mark the occasion.

Also pictured voting in Slovenia are Ivan Knezovic, who plays for FC Rudar Velenje and Vasja Simcic of FC Koper. The photographs were taken by the national players’ union (SPINS) which collected the votes.

In Ukraine, former Barcelona center back Dmytro Chygrynskiy, who now plays for Dnipro, and his Brazilian teammate Douglas Silva during a visit by the All-Ukranian Association of Professional Football Players.

In Montenegro, national players union (SPFCG) took votes from Rudar, Buducnost, FC Berane and Sutjeska. In the picture are players wearing distinctive golden team shirts from second-division Ibar following a training session.

Players of the Polish clubs Cracovia, which is a five-time national champion, and second-tier Olimpia were among those to pose for team photos after handing in votes to their union (PZP).

Votes have been collected from FIFPro's 58 member countries. The list of the top 55 players in the voting will be announced on November 26, and the World XI will be unveiled in January.


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