FIFPRO and FIFA asked professional footballers worldwide to vote for the World 11. We requested them to pick the three players who in their opinion where the most outstanding players during the 2020/2021 season in the following lines: goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and forwards.
For the first time, FIFPRO is updating the announcement about the most-voted players, reducing the shortlist from 55 to 23. This has been done to resemble a real-life “squad” which, usually for international competitions, is the number of players involved.
The three goalkeepers, six defenders, six midfielders and six forwards with the most votes earned a place in the 23-women World 11 “squad”. To complete this elite selection, the two remaining outfield players with the most votes were added.
The 23 players in the World 11 squad are:
In alphabetical order: name (club/current club, country)
Laura Benkarth (FC Bayern Munich, Germany)
Ann-Katrin Berger (Chelsea FC, Germany)
Christiane Endler (Paris Saint-Germain/Olympique Lyonnais, Chile)
Millie Bright (Chelsea FC, England)
Lucy Bronze (Manchester City FC, England)
Kadeisha Buchanan (Olympique Lyonnais, Canada)
Ellie Carpenter (Olympique Lyonnais, Australia)
Magdalena Eriksson (Chelsea FC, Sweden)
Irene Paredes (FC Barcelona, Spain)
Wendie Renard (Olympique Lyonnais, France)
Estefania Banini (Levante UD/Atletico Madrid, Argentina)
Barbara Bonansea (Juventus FC, Italy)
Aitana Bonmati (FC Barcelona, Spain)
Delphine Cascarino (Olympique Lyonnais, France)
Carli Lloyd (NJ/NY Gotham FC, USA)
Alexia Putellas (FC Barcelona, Spain)
Pernille Harder (Chelsea FC, Denmark)
Samantha Kerr (Chelsea FC, Australia)
Marta (Orlando Pride, Brazil)
Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal FC, The Netherlands)
Alex Morgan (Tottenham Hotspur/Orlando Pride/San Diego Wave FC, USA)
Gabrielle Onguene (CSKA Moscow, Cameroon)
Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign, USA)
Which of the 23 players will make the World 11?
The goalkeeper, three defenders, three midfielders and three forwards who received the most votes in their line will be selected for the World 11. The remaining spot in the World 11 will be assigned to the remaining outfield player with the next highest number of votes.
FIFA and FIFPRO will announce the 2021 Women’s World 11 on Monday 17 January 2022 during the ceremony of The Best FIFA Football Awards.