Premier League players dominate FIFPro's World XI shortlist
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FIFPro released its 2019 World XI shortlist on Thursday, and the Premier League has replaced La Liga as the annual list's most represented league.

It marks the first time since 2009 that the Premier League has received the most nominations, as 21 of the 55 players hail from teams in England's top flight.

La Liga boasted the highest number of players on the shortlist in each of the previous nine years and came one player short of matching the Premier League this year.

Of the five Premier League teams with players nominated, Liverpool and Manchester City are tied for the most with seven each. Barcelona and Real Madrid are the best-represented clubs overall with nine and eight players, respectively.

The nominees were chosen based on performances between July 2018 and July 2019 and were selected after 23,000 players from around the world voted for their best team.

2019's shortlist represents the first time in 15 years that Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon did not make the cut, while his Juventus teammate Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player to be selected on all 15 World 11 shortlists.

Here is the entire shortlist:

Goalkeepers

Alisson Becker (Brazil, Liverpool FC), David De Gea (Spain, Manchester United), Ederson Moraes (Brazil, Manchester City), Jan Oblak (Slovenia, Atletico Madrid), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Germany, FC Barcelona)

Defenders

Jordi Alba (Spain, FC Barcelona), Trent Alexander-Arnold (England, Liverpool FC), Daniel Alves (Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain/Sao Paulo), Joao Cancelo (Portugal, Juventus/Manchester City), Daniel Carvajal (Spain, Real Madrid), Giorgio Chiellini (Italy, Juventus), Virgil van Dijk (The Netherlands, Liverpool FC), Diego Godin (Uruguay, Atletico/Internazionale), Joshua Kimmich (Germany, Bayern Munich), Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal, SSC Napoli), Aymeric Laporte (France, Manchester City), Matthijs de Ligt (The Netherlands, Ajax/ Juventus), Gerard Pique (Spain, FC Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Spain, Real Madrid), Andrew Robertson (Scotland, Liverpool FC), Alex Sandro (Brazil, Juventus), Thiago Silva (Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain), Raphael Varane (France, Real Madrid), Marcelo Vieira (Brazil, Real Madrid), Kyle Walker (England, Manchester City)

Midfielders

Sergio Busquets (Spain, FC Barcelona), Casemiro (Brazil, Real Madrid), Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium, Manchester City), Christian Eriksen (Denmark, Tottenham Hotspur), Frenkie de Jong (The Netherlands, Ajax/FC Barcelona), Eden Hazard (Belgium, Chelsea/Real Madrid), N'Golo Kante (France, Chelsea), Toni Kroos (Germany, Real Madrid), Arthur Melo (Brazil, FC Barcelona), Luka Modric (Croatia, Real Madrid), Paul Pogba (France, Manchester United), Ivan Rakitic (Croatia, FC Barcelona), Bernardo Silva (Portugal, Manchester City), Dusan Tadic (Serbia, Ajax), Arturo Vidal (Chile, FC Barcelona)

Forwards

Sergio Aguero (Argentina, Manchester City), Karim Benzema (France, Real Madrid), Roberto Firmino (Brazil, Liverpool FC), Antoine Griezmann (France, Atletico/FC Barcelona), Harry Kane (England, Tottenham Hotspur), Robert Lewandowski (Poland, Bayern Munich), Sadio Mane (Senegal, Liverpool FC), Kylian Mbappe (France, Paris Saint-Germain), Lionel Messi (Argentina, FC Barcelona), Neymar (Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Juventus), Mohamed Salah (Egypt, Liverpool FC), Heung-Min Son (South-Korea, Tottenham Hotspur), Raheem Sterling (England, Manchester City), Luis Suarez (Uruguay, FC Barcelona)

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