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Japanese great Aya Miyama, one of the most decorated players in women's football, said today that receiving the recognition of her peers is an honour like no other.

The 31-year-old, who boasts more than 150 caps for Japan, was beaming with pride after collecting her FIFPro Women's World XI award during an informal ceremony in Tokyo.

"I am truly honoured to be a part of the first FIFPro Women's World XI."

"As a team player, I don't aim at receiving an individual award but this award is really special to me because it is chosen by the players."

"I was excited to see the names of other players chosen for the World XI. This is a great team consisting of the players who I really want to play with."

Click here to find out who else has been named to the inaugural FIFPro Women's World XI in 2015.

Photo (top left): Junichi Takano, Secretary General of JPFA, hands over FIFPro World XI award to Aya Miyama

Photo (below): Aya Miyama and fellow FIFPro World XI member Carli Lloyd at the 2015 FIFA World Cup in Canada.