FIFA Football Awards 2019: FIFPro Men’s World 11 as per points



FIFA Football Awards 2019: FIFPro Men's World 11 as per points European Leagues Internationals

FIFPro announces World 11 for Men’s football. Virgil van Dijk debuts as one of the two Liverpool players. He is also one among three Dutch footballers to figure in the FIFA FIFPRO World 11.

Van Dijk had an excellent season, winning the Champions Organization with Liverpool as well as reaching the Nations League last with the Netherlands. The Dutch defender is joined by teammate Alisson Becker, who assisted Brazil to clinch the Copa America title.

Becker and also Van Dijk are 2 of four debutants, together with Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt. These two Dutchmen and also previous Ajax teammates are the first earning a World 11 award. Both have gone on after last period, with De Ligt signing up with Juventus as well as De Jong heading to Barcelona.

FIFPRO, the World Player Union, welcomed specialist male footballers worldwide to pick a team with 1 goalkeeper, 4 defenders, 3 midfielders as well as 3 forwards based on their performance throughout the 2018-2019 period. The footballers with most votes in their position were to be chosen for the World 11. FIFPRO received ballots from more than 23,000 footballers in 68 countries.



Alisson Becker (Brazil, Liverpool)


Virgil van Dijk (The Netherlands, Liverpool)
Matthijs de Ligt (The Netherlands, Ajax/currently Juventus)
Marcelo (Brazil, Real Madrid)
Sergio Ramos (Spain, Real Madrid)


Eden Hazard (Belgium, Chelsea/currently Real Madrid)
Frenkie de Jong (The Netherlands, Ajax/currently Barcelona)
Luka Modric (Croatia, Real Madrid)


Kylian Mbappe (France, Paris Saint-Germain)
Lionel Messi (Argentina, Barcelona)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Juventus)


Top Five most-voted Goal-keepers

Top Ten most-voted Defenders

Top Ten most-voted Forwards



  • This is the 15th edition of the World 11. The award was created by FIFPRO in 2005 and is part of FIFA’s annual award ceremony since 2009.
  • Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo were picked by their colleagues worldwide for the 13th consecutive time: they are both record holders.
  • Sergio Ramos is third on the all-time list, making his 10th appearance and surpassing Andres Iniesta (9 World 11 awards).
  • Marcelo collected his 6th World 11 award and Luka Modric his 5th.
  • Daniel Alves, David De Gea, Ngolo Kante and Raphael Varane did not receive enough votes after making the previous World 11. Alves had been part of 8 World 11.
  • Most players picked Messi in their team: 19,381. Van Dijk was second (17,085) and Ronaldo third (16,943).
  • Becker, De Jong and De Ligt all made the World 11 during the same season they made their debut on a World 11 shortlist. Only two players did the same in the 15-year World 11 history: Angel Di Mariaand Toni Kroos in 2014.
  • De Ligt is the second-youngest player to appear in any World 11. Only Kylian Mbappe was younger than the 20-year old Dutchman when he was picked in 2018.
  • De Jong and De Ligt are the first Ajax players voted in the World 11. The Dutch club is only the 14th team represented in the World 11.
  • Real Madrid have 3 players in the World 11 as on last season, the most of any team.
  • Real is closing in on Barcelona on the list of teams with most 11 awards: 46 versus 50. Chelsea is third, thanks to Hazard’s trophy, with 12 awards, one more than Juventus.
  • The Spanish League again is represented by most players: 4. The English Premier League has 3 as per last season.
  • In the 15-year World 11 history, 64 players have received a World 11 award. Most players came from Brazil (12), with France and Spain tied for second (10).
  • Spanish players have won most trophies (43), Brazilians are second with 31.
  • FIFPRO received most votes from Japan (1,244), followed by Venezuela, England, Zimbabwe and Ukraine.