Real Madrid players dominate nominees’ list
The list of 20 defenders, 15 midfielders and 15 forwards will be reduced to a team of 11 in a 4-3-3 formation.
After winning the La Liga title, Real Madrid went on to make history as the first club in the modern era to win the Champions League title back to back.
Cristiano Ronaldo leads 11 of his teammates on the 2017 FIFPro World 11 nominees’ list released on Wednesday, September 20.
Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Luka Modric and Isco are also some of the Real Madrid players nominated. Pepe who left Real Madrid this summer to Besiktas also makes the list.
Barcelona and Bayern Munich are close behind with eight nominations apiece.
Premier League are represented by the likes of Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and Harry Kane of Tottenham.
The nominees are selected and voted by professional footballers.
The winners will be announced on Monday, October 23 at the Best FIFA Football Awards.
Former Monaco star Kylian Mbappe is the youngest player in contention at the age of 18.
Full Nominees' List
Gianluigi Buffon—Italy, Juventus
David De Gea—Spain, Manchester United
Keylor Navas—Costa Rica, Real Madrid
Manuel Neuer—Germany, Bayern Munich
Jan Oblak—Slovenia, Atletico Madrid
David Alaba—Austria, Bayern Munich
Jordi Alba—Spain, Barcelona
Dani Alves—Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain
Jerome Boateng—Germany, Bayern Munich
Leonardo Bonucci—Italy, Juventus/AC Milan
Dani Carvajal—Spain, Real Madrid
Giorgio Chiellini—Italy, Juventus
Diego Godin—Uruguay, Atletico Madrid
Mats Hummels—Germany, Bayern Munich
Philipp Lahm—Germany, Bayern Munich (Retired)
David Luiz—Brazil, Chelsea
Marcelo—Brazil, Real Madrid
Javier Mascherano—Argentina, Barcelona
Pepe—Portugal, Real Madrid/Besiktas
Gerard Pique—Spain, Barcelona
Sergio Ramos—Spain, Real Madrid
Thiago Silva—Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain
Samuel Umtiti—France, Barcelona
Antonio Valencia—Ecuador, Manchester United
Raphael Varane—France, Real Madrid
Thiago Alcantara—Spain, Bayern Munich
Sergio Busquets—Spain, Barcelona
Casemiro—Brazil, Real Madrid
Philippe Coutinho—Brazil, Liverpool
Eden Hazard—Belgium, Chelsea
Andres Iniesta—Spain, Barcelona
Isco—Spain, Real Madrid
N'Golo Kante—France, Chelsea
Toni Kroos—Germany, Real Madrid
Nemanja Matic—Serbia, Chelsea/Manchester United
Luka Modric—Croatia, Real Madrid
Mesut Ozil—Germany, Arsenal
Paul Pogba—France, Manchester United
Marco Verratti—Italy, Paris Saint-Germain
Arturo Vidal—Chile, Bayern Munich
Gareth Bale—Wales, Real Madrid
Karim Benzema—France, Real Madrid
Edinson Cavani—Uruguay, Paris Saint-Germain
Paulo Dybala—Argentina, Juventus
Antoine Griezmann—France, Atletico Madrid
Zlatan Ibrahimovic—Sweden, Manchester United
Harry Kane—England, Tottenham Hotspur
Robert Lewandowski—Poland, Bayern Munich
Romelu Lukaku—Belgium, Manchester United
Kylian Mbappe—France, Paris Saint-Germain
Lionel Messi—Argentina, FC Barcelona
Neymar—Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain
Cristiano Ronaldo—Portugal, Real Madrid
Alexis Sanchez—Chile, Arsenal
Luis Suarez—Uruguay, Barcelona