Thursday September 5 2019
Serie A sextet on World 11 shortlist

Giorgio Chiellini, Diego Godin, Kalidou Koulibaly, Matthijs de Ligt, Alex Sandro and Cristiano Ronaldo are all on the shortlist for the 2019 FIFA FIFPro World 11.

Chiellini, who is the only Italian representative on the 55-man shortlist, is joined by Juventus teammates Alex Sandro, De Ligt and Ronaldo.

Completing the Serie A representation are Inter new boy Godin and Napoli’s defensive lynchpin, while there is a place for former Juventus right-back Joao Cancelo - now at Manchester City.

More than 23,000 professional footballers were asked to select their best goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards of the past season.

The 11 players who receive the most votes in their position will earn a spot on the XI, which will be announced during the Best FIFA Football Awards at the Scala in Milan on September 23.

2019 FIFA FIFPro World 11 shortlist

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

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

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

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

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