The players of Real Madrid and Barcelona dominate the FIFA FIFPro World XI 2016/17, without representation of the Premier League in the team.
A record number of 26,622 players from 71 countries voted for the team, choosing a goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three strikers.
Neymar from Paris St-Germain, Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and AC Milan’s Leonardo Bonucci are the only players on the team this year who did not make it to FIFPro World XI last year.
In front of Buffon, the last four are formed by Real Madrid Sergio Ramos and Marcelo together with Bonucci and Dani Alves, who left Juventus in the summer to join AC Milan and PSG respectively.
The center of the field is all La Liga, with Luka Modric and Toni Kroos of Real Madrid included along with Barcelona Andrés Iniesta.
There are no surprises in the top three, with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo next to Neymar, who became the most expensive player in the world when he joined Barcelona’s PSG in the summer. All this players make up the FIFPro World XI.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane was named the best male coach of the year 2017 by FIFA.
The Frenchman received the award after guiding Real to the title of La Liga and the Champions League last season.
Also in the race for the prize were Antonio Conte, who won the Premier League in his first season at Chelsea, and his Juventus successor Massimiliano Allegri, who has won three consecutive league and cup doubles in Italy.
Sarina Wiegman was named female coach of the year after leading the Netherlands to her first major female title at the European Championship in August.