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As part of the countdown to FIFPro's 50th Anniversary Golden Jubilee celebrations, to be marked on December 15, 2015, the World Players' Union pays homage to the history of the World XI.

This is the first in a series of exclusive FIFPro TV interviews with players who wear the distinction of having been selected by their peers in the team of the year.

We start with Sergio Ramos, one of four World XI defenders.


The 2014 FIFA FIFPro World XI

Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer

Defenders: Sergio Ramos, Thiago Silva, David Luiz and Philipp Lahm

Midfielders: Andrés Iniesta, Toni Kroos and Angel Dí Maria

Forwards: Arjen Robben, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo 


Spain and Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos is a member of the class of 2014, his fifth World XI award and fourth in a row (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014).

As Ramos revealed to FIFPro TV, he never gets tired of winning, and the recognition of his fellow professionals is a driving force in his quest to be considered among the world's very best players.



First launched by FIFPro in 2005, the World XI, now in its eleventh year, has been designed to give professional footballers worldwide the chance to vote for who they consider to be the best eleven players during a calendar year.

This prestigious award is exclusively by the players, for the players, and announced, in association with FIFA, every January at the annual Ballon D'Or ceremony in Zurich.

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