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

Goalkeepers

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

Defenders

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

Midfielders

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

Forwards

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

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