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2023 FIFA FIFPRO World 11 winners revealed
The FIFA FIFPRO Men’s World 11 and FIFA FIFPRO Women’s World 11 have been revealed at The Best FIFA Football Awards in London, England after over 28,000 professional footballers voted for their global team of the year.
Lionel Messi: World 11 through the years
The night of 15 January 2024 marked a new milestone in the never-ending career of Lionel Messi: for the 17th time he was voted by his fellow professional footballers into the FIFA FIFPRO Men's World 11, an unprecedented record. The list of winners puts the feat in context: another giant, Cristiano Ronaldo, has won it 15 times, third on the list is Sergio Ramos with 11, and fourth is Andres Iniesta with nine.
Six Manchester City treble winners make World 11
Not since Barcelona in 2010 – then managed by current Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola – has a club contributed six players to one single FIFA FIFPRO Men's World 11.
“The World 11 is almost better than being the best player. That might sound controversial, but the World 11 is solely voted for by the players and, to me, that’s the opinion that doesn’t necessarily matter the most, but it means the most.”— by Lucy Bronze, FIFA FIFPRO Women's World 11
WATCH: Behind the scenes at the World 11
The FIFA FIFPRO Men’s World 11 and FIFA FIFPRO Women’s World 11 were revealed at The Best FIFA Football Awards in London, England on Monday, celebrating all-star teams depicting the best men’s and women’s players in the current game. Over 28,000 professional footballers voted for their global team of the year. The World 11 is the only global player award decided exclusively by footballers.
“Nothing beats being voted for by other players. When your peers recognise your quality, it means so much.”— by Erling Haaland, FIFA FIFPRO Men's World 11
Seven players who made their FIFA FIFPRO Women’s World 11 debut
On a night in which Lucy Bronze and Alex Morgan made their sixth appearance, seven players were named in the FIFA FIFPRO Women’s World 11 for the very first time. FIFPRO rounds up the Women’s World 11 debutants who made their mark not just at club level but also in 2023’s landmark international tournament: the Women’s World Cup.