Real Madrid dominates shortlist for FIFA FIFPro World 11

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Thirteen Real Madrid players were named in the 55-man shortlist that will be whittled down to become the FIFA FIFPro World 11 in October.

The lineup will include one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders, and three attackers, and is intended to reward those who were best in their position during the 2016-17 campaign.

Twenty-five thousand professional footballers named their preferred XI, and the 55 most popular names in their respective roles have been revealed. The final World 11 will be revealed at the Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony in London on Oct. 23.

Last year's lineup was: Manuel Neuer; Dani Alves, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo; Andres Iniesta, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric; Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Cristiano Ronaldo. All of those players are in contention to be selected in this year's edition.

Here is the 55-man shortlist in full:

Goalkeepers

  • Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus)
  • David de Gea (Manchester United)
  • Keylor Navas (Real Madrid)
  • Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich)
  • Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid)

Defenders

  • David Alaba (Bayern Munich)
  • Jordi Alba (Barcelona)
  • Dani Alves (Paris Saint-Germain)
  • Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich)
  • Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus/AC Milan)
  • Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid)
  • Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus)
  • Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid)
  • Mats Hummels (Bayern Munich)
  • Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich/retired)
  • David Luiz (Chelsea)
  • Marcelo (Real Madrid)
  • Javier Mascherano (Barcelona)
  • Pepe (Real Madrid/Besiktas)
  • Gerard Pique (Barcelona)
  • Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
  • Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain)
  • Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona)
  • Antonio Valencia (Manchester United)
  • Raphael Varane (Real Madrid)

Midfielders

  • Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich)
  • Sergio Busquets (Barcelona)
  • Casemiro (Real Madrid)
  • Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool)
  • Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
  • Andres Iniesta (Barcelona)
  • Isco (Real Madrid)
  • N'Golo Kante (Chelsea)
  • Toni Kroos (Real Madrid)
  • Nemanja Matic (Chelsea/Manchester United)
  • Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
  • Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)
  • Paul Pogba (Manchester United)
  • Marco Verratti (Paris Saint-Germain)
  • Arturo Vidal (Bayern Munich)

Forwards

  • Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)
  • Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
  • Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain)
  • Paulo Dybala (Juventus)
  • Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid)
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United)
  • Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)
  • Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
  • Romelu Lukaku (Everton/Manchester United)
  • Kylian Mbappe (Monaco/Paris Saint-Germain)
  • Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
  • Neymar (Barcelona/Paris Saint-Germain)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
  • Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)
  • Luis Suarez (Barcelona)