Barca, Madrid dominate FIFA XI shortlist

Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal celebrates after scoring against Bosnia during their Euro 2012...

Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal celebrates after scoring against Bosnia during their Euro 2012 play-off second-leg qualifying soccer match at the Luz Stadium in Lisbon November 15, 2011. (REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro)

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Barcelona led all clubs with 11 players and Real Madrid had 10 as the Spanish sides dominated the 55-man shortlist for the FIFA FIFPro XI released Thursday.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi, the reigning two-time world player of the year, and Real's Cristiano Ronaldo, the 2008 player of the year, highlighted the list of players vying for a spot on the world all-star team.

The FIFA FIFPro World XI will be announced Jan. 9.

Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy, Juventus), Iker Casillas (Spain, Real Madrid), Manuel Neuer (Germany, Bayern Munich), Victor Valdes (Spain, Barcelona), Edwin van der Sar (Netherlands, retired, formerly Manchester United).

Defenders: Eric Abidal (France, Barcelona), Dani Alves (Brazil, Barcelona), Ricardo Carvalho (Portugal, Real Madrid), Ashley Cole (England, Chelsea), Patrice Evra (France, Manchester United), Rio Ferdinand (England, Manchester United), Vincent Kompany (Belgium, Manchester City), Philipp Lahm (Germany, Bayern Munich), Lucio (Brazil, Inter Milan), David Luiz (Brazil, Chelsea), Maicon (Brazil, Inter Milan), Marcelo (Brazil, Real Madrid), Alessandro Nesta (Italy, AC Milan), Pepe (Portugal, Real Madrid), Gerard Pique (Spain, Barcelona), Carles Puyol (Spain, Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Spain, Real Madrid), Thiago Silva (Brazil, AC Milan), John Terry (England, Chelsea), Nemanja Vidic (Serbia, Manchester United).

Midfielders: Xabi Alonso (Spain, Real Madrid), Gareth Bale (Wales, Tottenham), Sergio Busquets (Spain, Barcelona), Cesc Fabregas (Spain, Barcelona), Andres Iniesta (Spain, Barcelona), Kaka (Brazil, Real Madrid), Frank Lampard (England, Chelsea), Nani (Portugal, Manchester United), Mesut Ozil (Germany, Real Madrid), Andrea Pirlo (Italy, Juventus), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany, Bayern Munich), David Silva (Spain, Manchester City), Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands, Inter Milan), Yaya Toure (Cote d'Ivoire, Manchester City), Xavi (Spain, Barcelona).

 


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