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FIFA 21 Team of the Year nominations have been revealed

Ross Jackson
Jan 7, 2021, 11:00 PM GMT
Mbappe and Neymar are both nominated
Mbappe and Neymar are both nominated / FRANCK FIFE/Getty Images

FIFA have released their shortlist for the UT Team of the Year, with a whole host of the world's top players vying for a place in the final XI.

And the best part is you can have your say in who you think should be included in the squad. But don't waste time sifting through each category as you aimlessly look for your favourite players - we've got the list of every player in each category for you right here.

So enjoy as we provide you with a rundown of all the nominees for the FIFA UT Team of the Year.

1. Goalkeepers

Liverpool's Alisson has been nominated
Liverpool's Alisson has been nominated / Robin Jones/Getty Images

Only seven shot-stoppers have been named on the shortlist for the position of goalkeeper in the Team of the Year, but they're a pretty decent bunch we're sure you'll agree.

European champion Manuel Neuer makes the cut (obviously) while Premier League duo Alisson and Ederson are also named among the nominees, with Real Madrid goalkeeper and former Chelsea man Thibaut Courtois also an option.

Goalkeeper nominees:

Thibaut Courtois
Lukáš Hrádecký
Steve Mandanda
Keylor Navas
Manuel Neuer

2. Defenders

Virgil van Dijk has been nominated in defence
Virgil van Dijk has been nominated in defence / Marc Atkins/Getty Images

No fewer than three Liverpool defenders have been nominated in the defender category, with Virgil van Dijk joined by teammates Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Sergio Ramos also makes the cut though there's no room for his Real Madrid colleague Raphael Varane, while 20-year-old Bayern Munich wonderkid Alphonso Davies is in.

Defender nominees:

Francesco Acerbi
Trent Alexander-Arnold
Jordan Amavi
Alphonso Davies
Stefan de Vrij
Matthias Ginter
Theo Hernandez
Mats Hummels
Jesus Navas
Jordi Alba
Presnel Kimpembe
Aymeric Laporte
Andy Robertson
Sergio Ramos
Thiago Silva
Virgil van Dijk

3. Midfielders

Unsurprisingly, Bruno Fernandes is nominated
Unsurprisingly, Bruno Fernandes is nominated / Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

This has surely got to be one of the hardest categories to make a choice in. How do you even begin to go about deciding who is the best out of the likes of Bruno Fernandes, Kevin De Bruyne and Thiago?

The midfield category is packed with stellar names, with Joshua Kimmich, Puskas Award winner Son Heung-min and Real Madrid midfield maestro Toni Kroos all in the running.

Good luck picking your final choices from these lot.

Midfield nominees:

Houssem Aouar
Bruno Fernandes
Kevin De Bruyne
Nabil Fekir
Papu Gomez
Robin Gosens
Raphaël Guerreiro
Jordan Henderson
Joshua Kimmich
Mateo Kovacic
Toni Kroos
Luis Alberto
Mikel Merino
Dani Parejo
Renato Sanches
Marcel Sabitzer
Son Heung-min
Lars Stindl

4. Forwards

Mbappe is nominated in the forward category
Mbappe is nominated in the forward category / Xavier Laine/Getty Images

Now this is the really fun part.

Let's be honest, we can indulge in the joys of midfielders and defenders all we like, but the forwards are what we're really interested in.

No surprise to see Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi yet again fighting it out for a place in the XI, while Neymar and Kylian Mbappe aren't bad options to have either, and no forward list would be complete without Robert Lewandowski.

And if none of the above take your fancy, you can even vote for former Stoke and Newcastle striker Joselu....

Forward nominees:

Andre Silva
Wissam Ben Yedder
Karim Benzema
Francesco Caputo
Cristiano Ronaldo
Angel Di Maria
Paulo Dybala
Jack Grealish
Erling Haaland
Ciro Immobile
Danny Ings
Lorenzo Insigne
Joao Felix
Harry Kane
Andrej Kramarić
Robert Lewandowski
Romelu Lukaku
Sadio Mane
Kylian Mbappe
Lionel Messi
Mohamed Salah
Raheem Sterling
Luis Suarez
Jamie Vardy

You can submit your vote by clicking here.