Previous
Burnley
Watford
12:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Manchester City
Huddersfield Town
12:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Brighton & Hove Albion
Manchester United
3:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Next

Sporting seek compensation for players who quit

Sporting CP
Read
ESPN FC  By ESPN

Neymar, Gianluigi Buffon and Leonardo Bonucci named to FIFPro World 11

Gianluigi Buffon, Neymar and Leonardo Bonucci are the new names in the 2017 FIFPro World 11, joining the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Juventus and Italy goalkeeper Buffon was named to the team for the first time since 2007, ending a four-year reign by Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer.

Earlier on Monday, Buffon was also named FIFA's Goalkeeper of the Year.

Brazilian star Neymar returns to the World 11 after a year's absence, replacing his former Barcelona teammate Luis Suarez.

AC Milan's Bonucci is the only new defender since last year's awards, receiving the honour for the first time at age 30. He edged out Barcelona's Gerard Pique, who FIFA said was the closest player left out.

The FIFPro World 11 posed for a selfie with host Idris Elba on Monday night.

Messi and Ronaldo were both named to the team for the eleventh straight time, sharing the record for the most appearances since the world players union's award began in 2005.

Barcelona's Messi received the most votes with 22,229 -- only 14 more than Sergio Ramos, who made the team for a sixth straight edition and seventh overall.

Real Madrid had the most players on the list with five as Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Marcelo retained their spots along with Ramos and Ronaldo.

Goalkeeper: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy, Juventus)

Defenders: Dani Alves (Brazil, Juventus/Paris Saint-Germain), Leonardo Bonucci (Italy, Juventus/AC Milan), Sergio Ramos (Spain, Real Madrid), Marcelo (Brazil, Real Madrid)

Midfielders: Luka Modric (Croatia, Real Madrid), Toni Kroos (Germany, Real Madrid), Andres Iniesta (Spain, Barcelona)

Forwards: Lionel Messi (Argentina, Barcelona), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Real Madrid), Neymar (Brazil, Barcelona/Paris Saint-Germain)

Follow @ESPNFC on Twitter to keep up with the latest football updates.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.