- FIFA and FIFPRO reveal Men's and Women's World 11 at The Best FIFA Football Awards in Paris
- The only global player award decided exclusively by footballers
- World 11 celebrates the best men’s and women’s players in the current game
The FIFA FIFPRO Men’s World 11 and FIFA FIFPRO Women’s World 11 were revealed at The Best FIFA Football Awards in Paris on Monday, celebrating all-star teams depicting the best men’s and women’s players in the current game.
Since 2005, FIFPRO has invited the world’s professional footballers to choose their World 11. It is the only global player award decided exclusively by footballers.
Players from 68 countries made submissions for the 2022 FIFA FIFPRO World 11. The 2022 Women’s World 11 marked a record-breaking year for voting with 6,043 players casting their ballots, while 18,640 voted for the 2022 Men's World 11.
Professional footballers voted for the best men’s players for the period 8 August 2021 to 18 December 2022 inclusive with regards to the FIFA FIFPRO Men’s World 11, while the FIFA FIFPRO Women’s World 11 was for the period 7 August 2021 to 31 July 2022 inclusive.
2022 FIFA FIFPRO Women’s World 11
Christiane Endler (Olympique Lyonnais, Chile)
Lucy Bronze (Manchester City/Barcelona, England)
Mapi Leon (Barcelona, Spain)
Wendie Renard (Olympique Lyonnais, France)
Leah Williamson (Arsenal, England)
Lena Oberdorf (Wolfsburg, Germany)
Alexia Putellas (Barcelona, Spain)
Keira Walsh (Manchester City/Barcelona, England)
Sam Kerr (Chelsea, Australia)
Beth Mead (Arsenal, England)
Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride/San Diego Wave, USA)
2022 FIFA FIFPRO Men’s World 11
Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid, Belgium)
Joao Cancelo (Manchester City/Bayern Munich, Portugal)
Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool, Netherlands)
Achraf Hakimi (Paris Saint-Germain, Morocco)
Casemiro (Real Madrid/Manchester United, Brazil)
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City, Belgium)
Luka Modric (Real Madrid, Croatia)
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid, France)
Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund/Manchester City, Norway)
Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain, France)
Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain, Argentina)
Celebrated on stage
The FIFA FIFPRO Men’s World 11 and FIFA FIFPRO Women’s World 11 were officially presented on stage at The Best FIFA Football Awards 2022 at Salle Pleyel, Paris.
FIFPRO President David Aganzo and FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura handed over the awards to the World 11 winners.
Also in attendance at the gala were FIFPRO Vice Presidents and global board members Camila Garcia and Geremie Njitap, global board members Izham Ismail, Carlos Gonzalez Puche, Fernando Revilla, Alejandro Sequeira, Dejan Stefanovic and Khadija Timera, and representatives from Croatia, Norway and Portugal member unions.
How did the voting work?
The 2022 FIFA FIFPRO World 11 was voted for by professional players from around the world. FIFPRO and affiliated player unions distributed unique links that gave players access to a digital voting platform.
Footballers picked the three players who, in their opinion, were the most outstanding in each of the following positions: goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and forwards.
The goalkeeper, three defenders, three midfielders and three forwards with the most votes in their position made it into the World 11. The 11th spot was assigned to the outfield player with the next highest number of votes.
Players were free to choose any of their peers. The voting tool contained a suggestion list, but players were allowed to add other names if they were not mentioned on that list. Learn more HERE.