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FIFPRO and FIFA revealed the names of 110 players who are on the shortlist for the Men’s and the Women’s World 11, last week September 4 and 5.

Below an overview of how some of the players or their clubs reacted via Twitter.

Two Arsenal Ladies, Danielle van de Donk and Vivianne Miedema, earned a nomination after winning the English league and ending up as World Cup runner-up with The Netherlands.

 

Liverpool’s Andrew Robertson is the first Scottish player ever on the shortlist in the 15-year World 11 history.

 

Hedvig Lindahl received a FIFPRO World 11 Award in 2017. She is up for a second trophy.

 

Kosovare Asllani was one of Sweden’s top players in their hunt for the third place at the World Cup.

 

Swedish captain Nilla Fischer might already have two World 11 Awards, she still appreciates her nomination.

 

Barcelona’s Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo is one of 17 debutants on this year’s men’s shortlist. :

 

Pernille Harder won another championship with VfL Wolfsburg and is hoping to get her hands on a second World 11 trophy.

 

Real Madrid had a difficult season, nevertheless thousands of footballers selected one or more of the team’s players as the best in their position.

 

Real’s rival Atletico celebrates that it has two goalkeepers one the shortlist: Jan Oblak and Sari van Veenendaal.

 

Diego Godin, who moved from Atletico to Inter this summer, welcomed his nomination, his sixth in succession.

 

Italy and Juventus captain Sara Gama thanks all her teammates for being on the list of world’s best players: without them she would not have made it, Sara wrote.

 

Four of Gama’s male colleagues at Juventus are also nominated.

 

More from Italy. AS Roma and Brazil midfielder Andressa Alves is delighted.

 

And Napoli praises its Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly for his first appearance on the shortlist.

 

Sherida Spitse captained the Dutch national team at the World Cup. She is one of seven shortlisted Dutch players.

 

Paris Saint-Germain has three former World 11 Award winners who could receive another trophy.

 

PSG’s women’s team has three nominees too, but they don’t have a World 11 award yet …

 

Former PSG player Daniel Alves was nominated for the 13th time. The Brazilian defender already has seven World 11 awards. 

 

England’s women’s team has seven players on the shortlist and most of them posted that they are honoured to be picked b their colleagues.

 

Millie Bright’s Norwegian team mate at Chelsea, Maren Mjelde, also chipped in.

 

The male players in England let their teams do the talking 

 

An overwhelming number of 14 American players are on the women’s shortlist. How many of them will make the 2019 World 11?

 

August 14

Professional footballers have started voting for their men's World 11 and women's World 11 ahead of The Best awards gala in Milan on September 23rd.

On our World 11 blog we will be giving you a behind-the-scenes look at voting, the gala preparations and the list of players who have received enough votes to be in contention for each team.

Check back here for more #World11 updates in the coming days, and follow @world11 on Instagram.

 

Manchester City players hoping for a spot in the World 11

The players of Manchester City joined the vote for this year's World 11. We received 31 ballots from the reigning English champions, including those of Sergio Aguëro, Nicolas Otamendi and Gabriel Jesus. Will this be the first year that a City player breaks into the World 11?

 

Bulgarian untouchables

The female footballers from FC NSA Sofia have been dominating league football in Bulgaria. They earned their first title in 2005 and have since won the championship each year. 

 

Black Queens voting in Ghana

The women's national team of Ghana, also known as the Black Queens, is preparing for the 2020 Olympic Games qualifiers. The Professional Footballers Association of Ghana paid them a visit and invited the Black Queens to compose their World 11s.

 

Panama's finest

Across the Atlantic, the Panamanian players association AFUTPA visited San Francisco FC and C.A.I., the first team is the current league leader and the latter is the reigning champion. Both teams played against each other last week, with San Francisco beating C.A.I. 0-1.

 

Women's World 11 on same stage

FIFPRO has been organizing the men’s World 11 since 2005 and the women’s World 11 since 2015, but this year will be the first time that the women’s team is announced on stage at the FIFA gala. To celebrate this landmark, we have a new World 11 logo.

FIFPRO has sent out tens of thousands of voting forms to our affiliated national player unions to distribute among professional players.

Players from Juventus, Benfica and Everton in the English Premier League are among those to have handed in their votes so far. Votes have also been flooding in from around the globe from Bolivia to Cyprus and Malaysia.

Each player picks their best line-up of one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards during the 2018/19 season.

Female players vote for the women’s World 11, and male players for the men’s World 11.

All the votes will be counted by FIFPRO before both World 11s are announced at La Scala opera house in Milan on September 23rd.