FIFPro, the representative of all professional footballers worldwide, is proud to present the 2015 FIFA FIFPro World XI, a team with the eleven players who have been chosen by their peers on the planet.
The 2015 World XI is the result of a unique vote among professional footballers only. FIFPro and its aligned unions collected voting ballots from 26,478 players in 68 countries, who composed a team consisting of one goalkeeper, four defenders (regardless of position), three midfielders and three forwards.
According to the voters, these eleven players were the best performers in professional football in 2015.
The 2015 FIFA FIFPro World XI
Manuel Neuer (Germany, FC Bayern Munich)
Dani Alves (Brazil, FC Barcelona)
Sergio Ramos (Spain, Real Madrid CF)
Thiago Silva (Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain)
Marcelo (Brazil, Real Madrid CF)
Paul Pogba (France, Juventus)
Luka Modric (Croatia, Real Madrid CF)
Andrés Iniesta (Spain, FC Barcelona)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Real Madrid CF)
Lionel Messi (Argentina, FC Barcelona)
Neymar Jr. (Brazil, FC Barcelona)
Facts and Figures
- The 26,478 votes received are a new record. The old record stood at 23,418 (2013)
- The votes were collected in a record number of 68 countries. The previous record was 58 (2014)
- Three players are making their debut in the World XI: Luka Modric, Neymar and Paul Pogba
- Two players are making their comeback after being part of previous World XIs: Marcelo (2012) and Dani Alves (2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013)
- Five players in last year’s World XI were not re-elected: Ángel Di Maria, Toni Kroos, Philipp Lahm, David Luiz and Arjen Robben
- Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo were picked for a record ninth year
- Andrés Iniesta is 3rd with 7 appearances and Sergio Ramos is tied for 4th (with Xavi) with 6 appearances
- Neymar is the 11th Brazilian player to be picked for the World XI. Brazil holds the record for most players chosen.
- Including Modric, Neymar and Pogba, 53 players have been selected for the World XI since the introduction of this award in 2005.
- The 2015 World XI is the 11th edition of this unique election.
FIFPro wishes to congratulate all the players in the 2015 FIFA FIFPro World XI and all member unions around the world who assisted greatly in organising the votes of their respective players.
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- Published: 11 January 2016