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Next to the FIFA FIFPro World 11, FIFPro created four reserve teams from the 44 players who missed out on a spot in the world’s elite team.

These players all belonged to the 55-men shortlist which was based on the number of votes received in the election among 26,514 professional footballers.

The players’ ranking in four lines (goal, defence, midfield and attack) was decisive for which team he was selected.

The reserve teams include 8 former members of the World 11, including three players who appeared in the 2015 World 11: Thiago Silva, Paul Pogba and Neymar Jr. All three are included in this year’s Second Team. Former winners Gianluigi Buffon and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are also in the Second Team.

Other former members are Philipp Lahm (Third Team), David Luiz (Fourth Team) and Xabi Alonso (Fifth Team).


The 2016 FIFA FIFPro World XI

Manuel Neuer (Germany, Bayern Munich)

Dani Alves (Brazil, Barcelona and Juventus)
Gerard Pique (Spain, Barcelona)
Sergio Ramos (Spain, Real Madrid)
Marcelo (Brazil, Real Madrid)

Luka Modric (Croatia, Real Madrid)
Toni Kroos (Germany, Real Madrid)
Andrés Iniesta (Spain, Barcelona)

Lionel Messi (Argentina, Barcelona)
Luis Suarez (Uruguay, Barcelona)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Real Madrid)


The Reserve Teams are

(*= former World XI member)


Second Team

2016 W11 2nd Team 300Gianluigi Buffon* (Italy, Juventus)

David Alaba (Austria, Bayern Munich)
Pepe (Portugal, Real Madrid)
Thiago Silva* (Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain)
Jerome Boateng (Germany, Bayern Munich)

Mesut Ozil (Germany, Arsenal)
Sergio Busquets (Spain, Barcelona)
Paul Pogba* (France, Manchester United)

Neymar Jr.* (Brazil, Barcelona)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic* (Sweden, Manchester United)
Antoine Griezman (France, Atletico)


Third Team

2016 W11 3rd Team 300David De Gea (Spain, Manchester United)

Jordi Alba (Spain, Barcelona)
Daniel Carvajal (Spain, Real Madrid)
Diego Godin (Uruguay, Atletico)
Philipp Lahm* (Germany, Bayern Munich)

Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium, Manchester City)
N'Golo Kante (France, Leicester City and Chelsea)
Arturo Vidal (Chile, FC Bayern Munich)

Gareth Bale (Wales, Real Madrid)
Robert Lewandowski (Poland, Bayern Munich)
Sergio Agüero (Argentina, Manchester City)


Fourth Team

2016 W11 4th Team 300Keylor Navas (Costa Rica, Real Madrid)

Raphael Varane (France, Real Madrid)
Mats Hummels (Germany, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich)
Leonardo Bonucci (Italy, Juventus)
David Luiz* (Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea)

Eden Hazard (Belgium, Chelsea)
Marco Verratti (Italy, Paris Saint-Germain)
Ivan Rakitic (Croatia, Barcelona)

Karim Benzema (France, Real Madrid)
Gonzalo Higuain (Argentina, Napoli and Juventus)
Alexis Sánchez (Chile, Arsenal)


Fifth Team

2016 W11 5th Team 300Claudio Bravo (Chile, Barcelona and Manchester City)

Serge Aurier (Ivory Coast, Paris Saint-Germain)
Javier Mascherano (Argentina, Barcelona)
Giorgio Chiellini (Italy, Juventus)
Hector Bellerin (Spain, Arsenal)

Dimitri Payet (France, West Ham United)
Xabi Alonso* (Spain, Bayern Munich)
David Silva (Spain, Manchester City)

Paulo Dybala (Argentina, Juventus)
Jamie Vardy (England, Leicester City)
Thomas Muller (Germany, Bayern Munich)