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FIFPro announce 23-player shortlists for men and women's World XI

90min Staff
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FIFPro have unveiled their 23-player shortlists for their annual world XI selection, with Liverpool's Mohamed Salah the highest profile omission on the men's list.

Ten Premier League players are in contention, with European champions Chelsea having four players nominated - Edouard Mendy, Jorginho, N'Golo Kante and Romelu Lukaku.

Man Utd have Portuguese duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes on the shortlist, while Kevin De Bruyne and Ruben Dias from rivals Man City have been nominated.

All three of Paris Saint-Germain's star forwards - Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar - are on the list.

Seven WSL players are on the shortlist for the women's World XI, including five players from Man City - more than any other club.

Both lineups will be announced at the Best FIFA Football Awards on January 17, 2022.

FIFPro Men's World XI shortlist

Goalkeepers

Alisson Becker (Liverpool, Brazil)
Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan/Paris Saint-Germain, Italy)
Edouard Mendy (Chelsea, Senegal)

Defenders

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)

Midfielders

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)

Forwards

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

Goalkeepers

Laura Benkarth (Bayern Munich, Germany)
Ann-Katrin Berger (Chelsea, Germany)
Christiane Endler (Paris Saint-Germain/Olympique Lyonnais, Chile)

Defenders

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)

Midfielders

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)

Forwards

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)

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