Mohamed Salah Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi contenders in FIFPro World XI

Posted September 13, 2018

Almost 25,000 professional footballers from about 65 different countries voted for 55 players to select one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards for the 2018 World XI, FIFA said.

Each participating footballer should select one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards, based on players' performance between July 3, 2017 and July 15, 2018.

The final FIFA FIFPro World11 2018 will be announced at The Best FIFA Football Awards™ ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall in London on Monday 24 September. De Gea and Navas are on the list for the fourth time in a row while Buffon was named the No.1 goalkeeper past year.

Manchester United duo David De Gea and Paul Pogba have joined Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk among the contenders in the reckoning to feature in FIFPro and FIFA's World XI.

Salah, who finished as the elite Premier League's top scorer with 32 goals - a record tally in a 38-game top flight campaign, has been also included in the final list of the Best FIFA Men's Player Award candidates alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric.

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The nominations are in for the FIFPro World XI and it includes 15 players now playing their trade in the Premier League.

UEFA Champions League title holders Real Madrid are the most represented club with 11 players.

Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus, PSG, Italy) Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid, Belgium), David De Gea (Man Utd, Spain), Keylor Navas (Real Madrid, Costa Rica), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona, Germany).

The 20-strong list of defenders also includes Tottenham's Kieran Trippier and Manchester City's Kyle Walker, as well as Barcelona's Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti and Jordi Alba.