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There are always four players who narrowly missed out on the FIFA FIFPRO World 11 award. Crystal Dunn is the player who was closest to collecting a trophy.

The American defender finished fifth with 48 fewer votes than Nilla Fischer. Dunn won the World Cup with the USA, while Fischer finished third with Sweden and once again won the German league with VfL Wolfsburg.

Dunn is in good company, as Dzsenifer Marozsan, Ada Hegerberg and Cristiane Endler could also not clinch a spot in the World 11.

Marozsan and Hegerberg once again won the Champions League and the French league title with Olympique Lyonnais, but that was insufficient to break into the World 11. They both ended fourth in their position, but not within close distance of the numbers three, Julie Ertz and Marta respectively.

The fight for a place among the three top forwards was especially difficult with 8 players in close contention: Hegerberg, Ellen White, Tobin Heath, Lieke Martens, Sam Kerr, Vivianne Miedema, Pernille Harder and Eugenie Le Sommer. Hegerberg, Martens, Harder and Le Sommer are all former World 11 award winners.

Endler also posed no real threat to the goalkeeper with the most votes, Sari van Veenendaal.

The graphic below shows how all players ranked in the vote for the 2018-2019 World 11. Please click for a larger image.

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