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FIFPro coordinated professional footballers worldwide, who voted in record numbers, to pick their FIFA FIFPro World XI containing one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards.

All 55 footballers who made the shortlist for this year's FIFA FIFPro World XI finished in the following order in their respective categories:

 

 

 

Goalkeepers:

  1. Neuer-180Manuel Neuer
  2. Iker Casillas
  3. Gianluigi Buffon
  4. Victor Valdes
  5. Petr Cech

Defenders:

  1. sILVA-400Thiago Silva
  2. Sergio Ramos
  3. Dani Alves
  4. Philipp Lahm
  5. David Luiz
  6. Gerard Pique
  7. Marcelo
  8. David Alaba
  9. Jordi Alba
  10. Vincent Kompany
  11. Dante
  12. Mats Hummels
  13. Nemanja Vidic
  14. Raphaël Varane
  15. Ashley Cole
  16. Pepe
  17. Branislav Ivanovic
  18. Leighton Baines
  19. Jerome Boateng
  20. Pablo Zabaleta

Midfielders:

  1. Iniesta-450-330Andres Iniesta
  2. Xavi
  3. Franck Ribery
  4. Mesut Özil
  5. Yaya Toure
  6. Gareth Bale
  7. Andrea Pirlo
  8. Bastian Schweinsteiger
  9. Xabi Alonso
  10. Arjen Robben
  11. Sergio Busquets
  12. Arturo Vidal
  13. Steven Gerrard
  14. Marco Reus
  15. Isco

Forwards:

  1. Messi-450.j-330pgLionel Messi
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo
  3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  4. Neymar
  5. Radamel Falcao
  6. Robin van Persie
  7. Robert Lewandowski
  8. Edinson Cavani
  9. Sergio Aguero
  10. Luis Suarez
  11. Wayne Rooney
  12. Mario Balotelli
  13. Diego Costa
  14. Didier Drogba
  15. Mario Mandzukic

FIFPro wishes to congratulate all 55 players who featured on the shortlist, and professional footballers worldwide, who with the assistance of FIFPro's member unions, made 2013 a record year for the FIFA FIFPro World XI.

 

For more infomation, including media enquiries,
please contact the FIFPro Communications department
on +31235546970 or +31613645946.