- FIFA FIFPRO Women’s World 11 revealed at The Best FIFA Football Awards
- The World 11 – voted for by the players – depicts all-star team of best footballers in current game
- Players react to winning the award and being voted for by their peers
Members of the 2022 FIFA FIFPRO Women’s World 11 paid tribute to their peers for voting them into the team of the year.
Since 2015, FIFPRO has invited professional footballers from around the world to choose their Women’s World 11.
2022 marked a record-breaking year for voting with 6,043 players casting their ballots for the best women’s team for the period 7 August 2021 to 31 July 2022 inclusive.
What the players said
Club: Olympique Lyonnais
"I'm happy to receive this award especially because it's from the players. For me, it’s an honour. To be nominated first and then to win it, I don't think there's a better award."
“Being chosen by your colleagues, and not your profession, is nice. In the end, it makes you say: ‘I'm being valued by players that I'm playing against'. The fact that they see me in the World 11 – the ideal 11 that they would choose – is something that I am happy and proud of.”
Club: Manchester City/Barcelona
"I feel like being in 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."
“I want to thank all the players who voted for me. This award is very special. Being in this 11, surrounded by great players, I want to thank all the players who believed that I deserved this award.”
Club: Orlando Pride/San Diego Wave
"It's something I don't take lightly and I'm very happy to be alongside the other 10 incredible athletes."
"I’m hugely proud and honoured to be in the World 11 alongside amazing players"