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2.7.1. World 11
  • FIFA FIFPRO World 11 finalists to be revealed on Wednesday 3 January 2024
  • Winners announced on Monday 15 January 2024 at The Best FIFA Football Awards in London, England

  • Take a look back at World 11 facts, figures and records 

Ever wondered which player has the most World 11 appearances? Or which clubs and countries have featured in the World 11 the most times?

The only global award decided exclusively by footballers, the World 11 depicts the most outstanding players in the current game.

The finalists for the FIFA FIFPRO Men’s World 11 and FIFA FIFPRO Women’s World 11 will be revealed on Wednesday 3 January 2024, where the football world will learn who is in the running for the 2023 awards. The winners will then be unveiled on Monday 15 January 2024 at The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony in London, England.

As we build up to new all-star teams being named, FIFPRO recaps the best World 11 facts, figures, and records. 


Wendie Renard is the only player to have been named in all seven Women’s World 11 teams to date; the French defender has been included in every team since the award was established in 2015. Lucy Bronze and Alex Morgan jointly occupy second spot with five appearances each.


A total of eight goalkeepers have been named in the Men’s World 11 since the award’s launch in 2005. Iker Casillas is the stopper with the most appearances (5), followed by Manuel Neuer (4), Gianluigi Buffon (3), Alisson Becker (2), Dida (1), Thibaut Courtois (1), Gianluigi Donnarumma (1) and David de Gea (1).

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Members of the 2022 FIFA FIFPRO Women's World 11: Alexia Putellas, Maria Leon, Alex Morgan, Beth Mead, Christiane Endler and Lucy Bronze


The number of years in which Gianluigi Buffon waited to make his return to the Men’s World 11. The Italian stopper was named in the 2006 and 2007 sides before eventually making a comeback in 2017.


Fourteen Women’s World Cup winners have featured in the Women’s World 11 since 2015. Of those 14 the only four not to hail from USA are Anja Mittag (Germany), Aya Miyama (Japan), Irene Paredes (Spain) and Alexia Putellas (Spain).


No-one has more World 11 appearances than Lionel Messi (16). Messi has been voted into every World 11 since 2007, a year when the Argentinian was in a team alongside the likes of Fabio Cannavaro, Steven Gerrard and Ronaldinho. Cristiano Ronaldo ranks second in World 11 appearances (15).


Argentina and Portugal each boast 17 Men’s World 11 appearances – but the two nations combined have only ever contributed five players to the award. Lionel Messi (16) and Angel Di Maria (1) are Argentina’s sole representatives in the men’s category, while Cristiano Ronaldo (15), Ruben Dias (1) and Joao Cancelo (1) are the only Portuguese stars to grace the line-up.

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Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the two players with the most World 11 appearances


USA is the most represented nation in Women’s World 11 history with 19 appearances from 10 players since 2015. Of those 10 players, Alex Morgan has featured most (5) having been named in the 2016, 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2022 sides.


Twenty-two appearances make Olympique Lyonnais the most represented club in Women’s World 11 history. Since 2015 the likes of Christiane Endler, Amandine Henry, Wendie Renard and Eugenie Le Sommer have helped contribute to the French club’s total.


No country has more Men’s World 11 appearances than Spain, who currently hold the record of 45 appearances from 11 players. They include Sergio Ramos (11), Andres Iniesta (9), Xavi Hernandez (6), Iker Casillas (5), Gerard Pique (4), Carles Puyol (3), Xabi Alonso (2), Fernando Torres (2), David Villa (1), David de Gea (1) and Thiago Alcantara (1).


Barcelona are the club that have contributed the most Men’s World 11 players in history. A total of 52 Barça players have made the Men’s World 11 since 2005, including the likes of Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez. Real Madrid are next in line with 51.


Players from 69 countries have voted for the upcoming Men’s and Women’s World 11 awards. The 2023 Women’s World 11 marks a record-breaking year for voting with over 6,075 players casting their ballots, while 21,964 voted for the 2023 Men's World 11.


The total number of players that have featured in the Men’s and Women’s World 11. Since 2005, 80 players have appeared in the Men’s World 11; since 2015, 44 players have featured in the Women’s World 11.