Tue 14 December 2021 | 19:24

Men and women’s World XI's 23-player shortlist announced by FIFPro

The 23-player shortlist for FIFPro’s annual world XI selection has been revealed and Mohamed Salah is not part of the men’s list.

There is contention between ten players in the

Premier League

, with four


players being nominated - Edouard Mendy, Jorginho, N'Golo Kante and Romelu Lukaku.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes are on

Manchester United

’s shortlist, whereas

Manchester City

’s Kevin De Bruyne and Ruben Dias have been nominated.

Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar are on the list for Paris Saint-Germain.

For the women’s World XI, there are seven WSL players are on the list, with five from Man City, which is more than any other club.

On January 17, 2022, both lineups are going to be pronounced at the Best FIFA Football Awards.

FIFPro Men's World XI shortlist:


Alisson Becker (Liverpool, Brazil)

Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan/Paris Saint-Germain, Italy)

Edouard Mendy (Chelsea, Senegal)


David Alaba (Bayern Munich/Real Madrid, Austria)

Jordi Alba (Barcelona)

Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool, England)

Dani Alves (Sao Paulo/Barcelona, Brazil)

Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus, Italy)

Ruben Dias (Manchester City, Portugal)


Sergio Busquets (Barcelona, Spain)

Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City, Belgium)

Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United, Portugal)

Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona, Netherlands)

Jorginho (Chelsea, Italy)

N'Golo Kante (Chelsea, France)


Karim Benzema (Real Madrid, France)

Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus/Manchester United, Portugal)

Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund, Norway)

Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich, Poland)

Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan/Chelsea, Belgium)

Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain, France)

Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Paris Saint-Germain, Argentina)

Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain, Brazil)

FIFPro Women's World XI shortlist:


Laura Benkarth (Bayern Munich, Germany)

Ann-Katrin Berger (Chelsea, Germany)

Christiane Endler (Paris Saint-Germain/Olympique Lyonnais, Chile)


Millie Bright (Chelsea, England)

Lucy Bronze (Manchester City, England)

Kadeisha Buchanan (Olympique Lyonnais, Canada)

Ellie Carpenter (Olympique Lyonnais, Australia)

Magdalena Eriksson (Chelsea, Sweden)

Irene Paredes (Barcelona, Spain)

Wendie Renard (Olympique Lyonnais, France)


Estefania Banini (Levante UD/Atletico Madrid, Argentina)

Barbara Bonansea (Juventus FC, Italy)

Aitana Bonmati (Barcelona, Spain)

Delphine Cascarino (Olympique Lyonnais, France)

Carli Lloyd (NJ/NY Gotham, USA)

Alexia Putellas (Barcelona, Spain)


Pernille Harder (Chelsea, Denmark)

Samantha Kerr (Chelsea, Australia)

Marta (Orlando Pride, Brazil)

Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal, Netherlands)

Alex Morgan (Tottenham Hotspur/Orlando Pride/San Diego Wave FC, USA)

Gabrielle Onguene (CSKA Moscow, Cameroon)

Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign, USA)

source: SportMob

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