The 2020/2021 season World 11 was selected by 18,947 footballers from around the world who cast their votes from 69 different countries. The footballers were asked to pick the three best players in the goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders, and forwards categories.
The formidable list includes Robert Lewandowski, who was also named The Best Men’s Player for the second year in the row, and Cristiano Ronaldo who broke the men’s international goalscoring record. Many observers pointed out that 4 forwards were selected, resulting in an unconventional 4-3-3 formation.
The players that some football fans say may have been snubbed are Édouard Mendy, who received The Best FIFA Goalkeeper prize, Mohammad Salah, and Karim Benzema who all had sensational seasons.
Take a look at the full list below:
Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan/Paris Saint-Germain, Italy)
David Alaba (FC Bayern Munich/Real Madrid, Austria)
Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus FC, Italy)
Ruben Dias (Manchester City FC, Portugal)
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City FC, Belgium)
Jorginho (Chelsea FC, Italy)
N’Golo Kante (Chelsea FC, France)
Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund, Norway)
Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern Munich, Poland)
Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona/Paris Saint-Germain, Argentina)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus FC/Manchester United FC, Portugal)
? THIS is the 2021 Men’s FIFA FIFPRO #World11
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