In a season that was majorly disrupted by the Corona virus, causing several leagues to finish prematurely, no women’s team really put their stamp on the Women’s World 11.
Last season’s European Champions League winners and French champions Olympique Lyonnais have three players in the World 11: Wendie Renard, Lucy Bronze and Delphine Cascarino. However, Bronze moved to Manchester City before this season started.
Chelsea have two players on the World 11 (Millie Bright and Harder), although Harder only joined the English champions this season after leaving the German number one, VfL Wolfsburg.
The 2019/2020 FIFA FIFPRO Women’s World 11
Player (current team/last season’s team, country)
Christiane Endler (Paris Saint-Germain, Chile)
Millie Bright (Chelsea, England)
Lucy Bronze (Manchester City/Olympique Lyonnais, England)
Wendie Renard (Olympique Lyonnais, France)
Barbara Bonansea (Juventus, Italy)
Veronica Boquete (AC Milan/Utah Royals, Spain)
Delphine Cascarino (Olympique Lyonnais, France)
Pernille Harder (Chelsea/VfL Wolfsburg, Denmark)
Tobin Heath (Manchester United/Portland Thorns, USA)
Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal, The Netherlands)
Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign, USA)
Facts and figures:
- This is the fifth Women’s World 11. FIFPRO created the award in 2015, which is part of FIFA’s annual ceremony since 2019.
- A total of 2,412 female footballers who play at the highest level in their country participated in the vote. FIFPRO received most votes from Ukraine.
- Wendie Renard is making her fifth appearance on the World 11. The French defender is the only player to be part of every World 11.
- Lucy Bronze makes her third appearance and Pernille Harder and Megan Rapinoe are included for the second time.
- Of all players, Lucy Bronze received the most votes – by far. She had almost 600 more votes than the numbers two and three, Christiane Endler and Pernille Harder respectively.
- Remarkably enough, of all players, goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi came fourth, but unfortunately enough she missed out on a World 11 award because Endler had 43 more votes.
- Tobin Heath is the tenth American player being voted in the World 11. Alex Morgan, Julie Ertz, Carli Lloyd, Hope Solo, Meghan Klingenberg, Ali Krieger, Kelly O’Hara, Rose Lavelle and Rapinoe are the nine players before her.
- Delphine Cascarino is the fifth French player to receive a World 11 award. Previous winners are Renard, Amandine Henry, Eugenie Le Sommer and Camille Abily.
- Vivianne Miedema is the third Dutch player to make the World 11 after Lieke Martens and Sari van Veenendaal.
- Millie Bright is the second English player to receive a World 11 award. Lucy Bronze was the first.
Veronica Boquete is the second Spanish player after Irene Paredes.
- FIFPRO and FIFA invited all professional footballers worldwide to vote for the World 11. We asked them to pick the most outstanding players in the following lines: goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and forwards.
- The goalkeeper, as well as the three defenders, three midfielders and three forwards who received the most votes were selected for the World 11. The remaining spot in the World 11 was assigned to the outfield player with the next highest number of votes.
- The 2018/2019 FIFA FIFPRO Women’s World 11 consisted of Sari van Veenendaal, Lucy Bronze, Nilla Fischer, Kelley O'Hara, Wendie Renard, Julie Ertz, Amandine Henry, Rose Lavelle, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Marta Vieira.