Premier League dominates World 11 shortlist


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In Summary

  • English clubs replace Spanish La Liga clubs with the biggest representation on the list of 55 footballers announced today
  • La Liga clubs were on top during the previous nine World 11 votes but came up one player behind the Premier League this time: 20 versus 21 players

For the first time since 2009, English Premier League clubs have the most players on the 2019 FIFA FIFPRO World 11 shortlist.

English clubs replace Spanish La Liga clubs with the biggest representation on the list of 55 footballers announced on Thursday.

La Liga clubs were on top during the previous nine World 11 votes but came up one player behind the Premier League this time: 20 versus 21 players.

European club champions Liverpool lead the Premier League clubs with 7 selections, although Barcelona and Real Madrid still have more players on the list.

South American champions Brazil have 10 players on the list.

More than 23,000 professional footballers voted for the 2019 World 11, selecting 1 goalkeeper, 4 defenders, 3 midfielders and 3 forwards who were the best in their position during the 2018-2019 season.

The 11 players who received most votes on their position earn a spot on the World 11.

FIFPRO and FIFA will reveal the World 11 on Monday September 23rd during the Best Football Awards in the Scala in Milan.

-Report by FIFPro

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