Gianluigi Buffon, Leonardo Bonucci and Neymar JR join Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the 2016-2017 FIFA FIFPro World 11.
Chosen by professional football players across the globe, the accolade is considered one of the most prestigious in the game.
A record number of 26,622 players from 71 countries participated in the vote organized by FIFPro, the world’s player union, which through its member unions invited players to pick a team of 1 goalkeeper, 4 defenders, 3 midfielders and 3 forwards.
The World 11 for 2017 as voted for by players across the globe is:
Goalkeeper - Gianluigi Buffon (Italy, Juventus)
Defenders - Dani Alves (Brazil, Juventus/currently Paris Saint-Germain), Leonardo Bonucci (Italy, Juventus/currently AC Milan), Sergio Ramos (Spain, Real Madrid), Marcelo (Brazil, Real Madrid)
Midfielders - Luka Modric (Croatia, Real Madrid), Toni Kroos (Germany, Real Madrid), Andrés Iniesta (Spain, Barcelona)
Forwards - Lionel Messi (Argentina, Barcelona), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Real Madrid), Neymar JR (Brazil, Barcelona/currently Paris Saint-Germain).