The World Footballers' Association along with Fifa have announced their shortlist of the best players for the 2017/18 season following the voting process conducted by 25,000 player across 65 countries. LaLiga's big three clubs - Real Madrid (11), Barcelona (10) and Atlético Madrid (3) - have 24 representatives on the list.
Last season's FIFPro ideal XI was: Buffon, Alves, Ramos, Bonucci, Marcelo, Kroos, Modric, Iniesta, Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar. This year's side is very much expected to see many of the names change although there are a couple of obvious players that will remain.
The shortlist for the keeper of the season award:
Both Courtois and Buffon have moved club this season and the notable absence from the shortlist is that of Atletico Madrid's Slovenian stopper Jan Oblak.
The 20 defenders nominated include eight debutants. The full list is comprised of:
There are 15 midfielders on the nominations list. These are:
London is the venue for the announcement of the 2018 FIFPro FIFA World XI, during The Best Fifa Football Awards ceremony on September 24.