FIFPro

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FIFPro World Players' Union
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AbbreviationFIFPro
Formation15 December 1965;53 years ago (1965-12-15)
Type Professional football player organisation
Location
Region served
Worldwide
Membership
63 full members [1]
Official language
English, French, Spanish
President
Phillipe Piat
Affiliations FIFA (since 2009)
Website www.fifpro.org

The Fédération Internationale des Associations de Footballeurs Professionnels (English: International Federation of Professional Footballers), generally referred to as FIFPro, is the worldwide representative organisation for 65,000 professional footballers. FIFPro, with its global headquarters in Hoofddorp, Netherlands, is made up of 63 national players' associations. In addition, there are five candidate members and eight observers. [1]

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History

On 15 December 1965, representatives of the French, Scottish, English, Italian and Dutch players' associations met in Paris, with the objective of setting up an international federation for footballers. In the second half of June 1966, the first FIFPro congress took place in London, just before the start of the World Championship. The articles of association of FIFPro were thereby adopted and the objectives accurately laid down. FIFPro was responsible for increasing the solidarity between professional footballers and players' associations. FIFPro tried to offer the players' associations or other interest associations the means for mutual consultation and co-operation to achieve their objectives. In addition, it wished to co-ordinate the activities of the different affiliated groups in order to promote the interests of all professional footballers. Indeed, FIFPro likewise had in mind propagating and defending the rights of professional footballers. The emphasis was thereby laid on the freedom of the football player to be able to choose the club of his choice at the end of his contract. It was likewise laid down that FIFPro would be helpful in every required area for setting up interest associations. These are objectives which still apply to this day.

It was originally laid down that a congress would be held once every four years at a minimum – prior to the World Championship. The congress had to uphold the course set out and with a two-third majority vote. The congress is still the most important organ of FIFPro to this very day. It soon appeared that it was necessary to organize a congress annually, and not to limit this to once every four years. Many congresses have been held in the meantime, such as for example in 1978 in Madrid and in 1979 in Athens and Venice. In the eighties and nineties many memorable congresses have been organized in almost all the large European cities, such as Paris, Athens, Milan, Manchester, Zürich, Ghent, Lisbon, Edinburgh, Copenhagen, Tel Aviv, Rome, Johannesburg, Barcelona, Santiago and Budapest. The latest congress was in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in November 2010.

The objectives of FIFPro also mean that not only FIFA applied as a talking partner. UEFA in particular, but also the European parliament and the European Commission appeared to be important points of approach. The national federations also started to become increasingly aware that, in addition to the national players' association, the international trade union FIFPro also played its role.

In recent years, FIFPro has grown from a European organization into a global network. The FIFPro has done much to support countries on other continents – Asia/Oceania, Africa and South America – in their efforts to set up players' associations. In October 2012, FIFPro welcomed the footballers' associations of Croatia, Czech Republic, Montenegro and Ukraine as its newest members.

In 2013, FIFPro launched a legal challenge against the transfer system. [2] [3] [4] [5] FIFPro president Phillipe Piat said "the transfer system fails 99% of players around the world, it fails football as an industry and it fails the world's most beloved game". According to FIFPro's European president Bobby Barnes, 28% of the money from a transfer fee is paid to agents, [3] and that many players are not paid on time or at all. [3] [4] He claims this leads to these players being "vulnerable targets of crime syndicates, who instigate match-fixing and threaten the very existence of credible football competitions". [2] Writing for the BBC, Matt Slater said "professional footballers do not enjoy the same freedoms that almost every other EU worker does", [5] and that "players look at US sport, and wonder why their career prospects are still constrained by transfer fees and compensation costs". Barnes argues that "the system encourages speculative, unsustainable, immoral and illegal investment models like third-party ownership of players". [4]

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Current board

The FIFPro board consists of eleven members, including president Philippe Piat, for the term 2013–2017. He has been president since the FIFPro congress in Ljubljana in October 2013. [6] The board members are: [7]

Ljubljana Capital city in City Municipality of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana is the capital and largest city of Slovenia. It has been the cultural, educational, economic, political, and administrative centre of independent Slovenia since 1991.

Bobby Barnes English footballer

David Oswald "Bobby" Barnes is an English former professional footballer. He made over 300 appearances in the Football League and represented England at youth level.

Luis Rubiales Spanish football player and executive

Luis Manuel Rubiales Béjar is a Spanish retired professional footballer who played as a defender, and is the president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation.

In 1998, for the first time in FIFPro history, a board member was elected by the General Assembly.

Members

Founded on 15 December 1965, FIFPro has 63 full members, 1 special member, 3 candidate members and 6 observers. [10] [11] [12] [13] Upon graduation to the next level, new members sign an affiliation agreement that promotes loyalty, integrity and fairness as well as principles of good governance, including open and transparent communications, democratic processes, checks and balances, solidarity and corporate social responsibility.

Full members

Professional Footballers Australia trade union

The Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) is an Australian trade union affiliated with the Australian Council of Trade Unions that represents professional male, female and elite junior soccer players.

Spillerforeningen is the Danish representative organisation for professional footballers. It was founded in 1977, and has approximately 1,000 members, of which 250 are full-time professional players both in Denmark and abroad. The association maintains the rights of the professional footballers against Divisionsforeningen and Dansk Boldspil-Union. Jeppe Curth is the current chairman of the organisation, elected in June 2016, while Mads Øland is the CEO.

Professional Footballers Association

The Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) is the trade union for professional association footballers in England and Wales. The world's oldest professional sport trade union, it has 4,000 members.

Special members

Candidate members

  • Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia
  • Flag of Zambia.svg Zambia

Observers

Awards

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have the most appearances on the FIFPro World XI with 12 each.

Each year since 2005, FIFPro invited all professional men's footballers in the world to compose the best men's team of the year, named the FIFPro World XI. Every player was requested to pick one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards. [14] In 2009, the world players' union joined hands with FIFA. While the format remained the same, the award name changed to the FIFA FIFPro World XI. This became the only team award picked by all professional footballers worldwide.

Each year in September, approximately 45,000 voting ballots are sent out to professional footballers' associations that are FIFPro members or candidate members, who are then asked to distribute the forms among all professional footballers in their countries. In October these are returned to FIFPro's head office. At the end of November, FIFPro and FIFA together announce the 55-player shortlist, consisting of 5 goalkeepers, 20 defenders, 15 midfielders and 15 forwards. [15] In January the votes are counted, and the 11-man FIFA FIFPro World XI is revealed at the FIFA Ballon d'Or ceremony in Zürich, Switzerland. [15]

From 2005 until 2008, FIFPro also asked the footballers to choose the FIFPro Player of the Year. From 2009 on, the election for FIFPro Player of the Year merged with the FIFA World Player of the Year, and in 2010 combined with France Football's Ballon d'Or into one award, the FIFA Ballon d'Or. [16]

In 2014, FIFPro launched a women’s football committee. [17] In February 2016, FIFPro Women's World XI was launched. [18] Players of 33 different nationalities in over 20 countries participated in voting for one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards. [19]

FIFA FIFPro Men's World11

Winners

Players marked bold won the FIFA World Player of the Year (2005–2009), the FIFA Ballon d'Or (2010–2015) or The Best FIFA Men's Player (2016–present) in that respective year.

SeasonGoalkeeperDefendersMidfieldersForwards
2005 [20] Flag of Brazil.svg Dida (Milan) Flag of Italy.svg Paolo Maldini (Milan)
Flag of England.svg John Terry (Chelsea)
Flag of Italy.svg Alessandro Nesta (Milan)
Flag of Brazil.svg Cafu (Milan)
Flag of France.svg Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid)
Flag of France.svg Claude Makélélé (Chelsea)
Flag of England.svg Frank Lampard (Chelsea)
Flag of Brazil.svg Ronaldinho (Barcelona)
Flag of Cameroon.svg Samuel Eto'o (Barcelona)
Flag of Ukraine.svg Andriy Shevchenko (Milan)
2006 [21] Flag of Italy.svg Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus) Flag of Italy.svg Gianluca Zambrotta (Juventus/Barcelona)
Flag of England.svg John Terry (Chelsea)
Flag of Italy.svg Fabio Cannavaro (Juventus/Real Madrid)
Flag of France.svg Lilian Thuram (Juventus/Barcelona)
Flag of France.svg Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid)
Flag of Brazil.svg Kaká (Milan)
Flag of Italy.svg Andrea Pirlo (Milan)
Flag of Brazil.svg Ronaldinho (Barcelona)
Flag of Cameroon.svg Samuel Eto'o (Barcelona)
Flag of France.svg Thierry Henry (Arsenal)
2007 [22] Flag of Italy.svg Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus) Flag of Italy.svg Alessandro Nesta (Milan)
Flag of England.svg John Terry (Chelsea)
Flag of Italy.svg Fabio Cannavaro (Real Madrid)
Flag of Spain.svg Carles Puyol (Barcelona)
Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
Flag of Brazil.svg Kaká (Milan)
Flag of England.svg Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)
Flag of Brazil.svg Ronaldinho (Barcelona)
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Didier Drogba (Chelsea)
Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2008 [23] Flag of Spain.svg Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) Flag of England.svg Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United)
Flag of England.svg John Terry (Chelsea)
Flag of Spain.svg Carles Puyol (Barcelona)
Flag of Spain.svg Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Flag of Brazil.svg Kaká (Milan)
Flag of Spain.svg Xavi (Barcelona)
Flag of England.svg Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)
Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
Flag of Spain.svg Fernando Torres (Liverpool)
Flag of Argentina.svg
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2009 [24] Flag of Spain.svg Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) Flag of France.svg Patrice Evra (Manchester United)
Flag of England.svg John Terry (Chelsea)
Flag of Serbia (2004-2010).svg Nemanja Vidić (Manchester United)
Flag of Brazil.svg Dani Alves (Barcelona)
Flag of Spain.svg Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Flag of Spain.svg Xavi (Barcelona)
Flag of England.svg Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)

Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United/Real Madrid)
Flag of Spain.svg Fernando Torres (Liverpool)
Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi (Barcelona)

2010 [25] Flag of Spain.svg Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) Flag of Spain.svg Carles Puyol (Barcelona)
Flag of Spain.svg Gerard Piqué (Barcelona)
Flag of Brazil.svg Lúcio (Internazionale)
Flag of Brazil.svg Maicon (Internazionale)
Flag of Spain.svg Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Flag of Spain.svg Xavi (Barcelona)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Wesley Sneijder (Internazionale)
Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Flag of Spain.svg David Villa (Valencia/Barcelona)
Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2011 [26] Flag of Spain.svg Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) Flag of Spain.svg Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Flag of Spain.svg Gerard Piqué (Barcelona)
Flag of Serbia.svg Nemanja Vidić (Manchester United)
Flag of Brazil.svg Dani Alves (Barcelona)
Flag of Spain.svg Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Flag of Spain.svg Xavi (Barcelona)
Flag of Spain.svg Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid)
Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Flag of England.svg Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2012 [27] Flag of Spain.svg Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) Flag of Brazil.svg Marcelo (Real Madrid)
Flag of Spain.svg Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Flag of Spain.svg Gerard Piqué (Barcelona)
Flag of Brazil.svg Dani Alves (Barcelona)
Flag of Spain.svg Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Flag of Spain.svg Xavi (Barcelona)
Flag of Spain.svg Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid)
Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Flag of Colombia.svg Radamel Falcao (Atlético Madrid)
Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2013 [28] Flag of Germany.svg Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) Flag of Germany.svg Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich)
Flag of Spain.svg Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Flag of Brazil.svg Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain)
Flag of Brazil.svg Dani Alves (Barcelona)
Flag of Spain.svg Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Flag of Spain.svg Xavi (Barcelona)
Flag of France.svg Franck Ribéry (Bayern Munich)
Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Flag of Sweden.svg Zlatan Ibrahimović (Paris Saint-Germain)
Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2014 [29]
Flag of Germany.svg Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) Flag of Germany.svg Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich)
Flag of Spain.svg Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Flag of Brazil.svg Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain)
Flag of Brazil.svg David Luiz (Chelsea/Paris Saint-Germain)
Flag of Spain.svg Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Flag of Germany.svg Toni Kroos (Bayern Munich/Real Madrid)
Flag of Argentina.svg Ángel Di María (Real Madrid/Manchester United)
Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich)
Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2015 [30] Flag of Germany.svg Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) Flag of Brazil.svg Marcelo (Real Madrid)
Flag of Spain.svg Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Flag of Brazil.svg Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain)
Flag of Brazil.svg Dani Alves (Barcelona)
Flag of Spain.svg Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Flag of Croatia.svg Luka Modrić (Real Madrid)
Flag of France.svg Paul Pogba (Juventus)
Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Flag of Brazil.svg Neymar (Barcelona)
Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2016 [31] Flag of Germany.svg Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) Flag of Brazil.svg Marcelo (Real Madrid)
Flag of Spain.svg Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Flag of Spain.svg Gerard Piqué (Barcelona)
Flag of Brazil.svg Dani Alves (Barcelona/Juventus)
Flag of Spain.svg Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Flag of Croatia.svg Luka Modrić (Real Madrid)
Flag of Germany.svg Toni Kroos (Real Madrid)
Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Flag of Uruguay.svg Luis Suárez (Barcelona)
Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2017 [32] Flag of Italy.svg Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus) Flag of Brazil.svg Marcelo (Real Madrid)
Flag of Spain.svg Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Flag of Italy.svg Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus/Milan)
Flag of Brazil.svg Dani Alves (Juventus/Paris Saint-Germain)
Flag of Spain.svg Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Flag of Croatia.svg Luka Modrić (Real Madrid)
Flag of Germany.svg Toni Kroos (Real Madrid)
Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Flag of Brazil.svg Neymar (Barcelona/Paris Saint-Germain)
Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2018 [33] Flag of Spain.svg David de Gea (Manchester United) Flag of Brazil.svg Marcelo (Real Madrid)
Flag of Spain.svg Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Flag of France.svg Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid)
Flag of Brazil.svg Dani Alves (Paris Saint-Germain)
Flag of France.svg N'Golo Kanté (Chelsea)
Flag of Croatia.svg Luka Modrić (Real Madrid)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Juventus)
Flag of France.svg Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain)
Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi (Barcelona)

Appearances by player

RankPlayerAppsYearsClub(s)
1 Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo 122007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus
Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi 122007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Barcelona
3 Flag of Spain.svg Andrés Iniesta 92009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Barcelona
Flag of Spain.svg Sergio Ramos 92008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Real Madrid
5 Flag of Brazil.svg Dani Alves 82009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Barcelona, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain
6 Flag of Spain.svg Xavi 62008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Barcelona
7 Flag of England.svg John Terry 52005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Chelsea
Flag of Spain.svg Iker Casillas 52008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Real Madrid
Flag of Brazil.svg Marcelo 52012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Real Madrid
10 Flag of Spain.svg Gerard Piqué 42010, 2011, 2012, 2016 Barcelona
Flag of Germany.svg Manuel Neuer 42013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Bayern Munich
Flag of Croatia.svg Luka Modrić 42015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Real Madrid
13 Flag of Brazil.svg Ronaldinho 32005, 2006, 2007 Barcelona
Flag of Brazil.svg Kaká 32006, 2007, 2008 Milan
Flag of Italy.svg Gianluigi Buffon 32006, 2007, 2017 Juventus
Flag of England.svg Steven Gerrard 32007, 2008, 2009 Liverpool
Flag of Spain.svg Carles Puyol 32007, 2008, 2010 Barcelona
Flag of Brazil.svg Thiago Silva 32013, 2014, 2015 Paris Saint-Germain
Flag of Germany.svg Toni Kroos 32014, 2016, 2017 Bayern Munich, Real Madrid

Appearances by club

Players in italics have made appearances with multiple clubs, and appearances are separated accordingly.

ClubAppsPlayer(s)
1 Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona 51 Lionel Messi (12) , Iniesta (9), Xavi (6), Alves (6), Piqué (4), Puyol (3), Ronaldinho (3), Eto'o (2), Neymar (2), Thuram (1), Villa (1), Zambrotta (1), Suárez (1)
2 Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid Ramos (9)44 Ramos (9), Cristiano Ronaldo (8), Casillas (5), Marcelo (5), Modrić (4), Kroos (3), Zidane (2), Cannavaro (2), Alonso (2), Di María (1), Varane (1)
3 Flag of England.svg Chelsea 11 Terry (5), Drogba (1), Lampard (1), Makélélé (1), David Luiz (1), Kanté (1), Hazard (1)
Flag of Italy.svg Milan 11 Kaká (3), Nesta (2), Cafu (1), Dida (1), Maldini (1), Pirlo (1), Shevchenko (1), Bonucci (1)
Flag of Italy.svg Juventus 11 Buffon (3), Alves (2), Cannavaro (1), Pogba (1), Thuram (1), Zambrotta (1), Bonucci (1), Cristiano Ronaldo (1)
6 Flag of England.svg Manchester United 10 Cristiano Ronaldo (3), Vidić (2), Evra (1), Ferdinand (1), Rooney (1), Di María (1), De Gea (1)
7 Flag of Germany.svg Bayern Munich 9 Neuer (4), Lahm (2), Ribéry (1), Robben (1), Kroos (1)
Flag of France.svg Paris Saint-Germain 9 Thiago Silva (3), Alves (2), Ibrahimović (1), David Luiz (1), Neymar (1), Mbappé (1)
9 Flag of England.svg Liverpool 5 Gerrard (3), Torres (2)
10 Flag of Italy.svg Internazionale 3 Lúcio (1), Maicon (1), Sneijder (1)
11 Flag of England.svg Arsenal 1 Henry (1)
Flag of Spain.svg Atlético Madrid 1 Falcao (1)
Flag of Spain.svg Valencia 1 David Villa (1)

Appearances by nationality

NationAppsPlayer(s)
1 Flag of Spain.svg Spain 42 Iniesta (9), Ramos (9), Xavi (6), Casillas (5), Piqué (4), Puyol (3), Alonso (2), Torres (2), Villa (1), De Gea (1)
2 Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil 29 Alves (8), Marcelo (5), Kaká (3), Ronaldinho (3), Thiago Silva (3), Neymar (2), Cafu (1), David Luiz (1), Dida (1), Lúcio (1), Maicon (1)
3 Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina 13 Messi (12), Di María (1)
4 Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal 12 Cristiano Ronaldo (12)
5 Flag of England.svg England 11 Terry (5), Gerrard (3), Ferdinand (1), Lampard (1), Rooney (1)
Flag of Italy.svg Italy 11 Buffon (3), Nesta (2), Cannavaro (2), Bonucci (1), Maldini (1), Pirlo (1), Zambrotta (1)
Flag of France.svg France 11 Zidane (2), Evra (1), Henry (1), Makélélé (1), Pogba (1), Ribéry (1), Thuram (1), Kanté (1), Mbappé (1), Varane (1)
8 Flag of Germany.svg Germany 9 Neuer (4), Kroos (3), Lahm (2)
9 Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia 4 Luka Modrić (4)
10 Flag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon 2 Samuel Eto'o (2)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 2 Arjen Robben (1), Wesley Sneijder (1)
Flag of Serbia.svg Serbia 2 Nemanja Vidić (2)
13 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium 1 Eden Hazard (1)
Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia 1 Radamel Falcao (1)
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Côte d'Ivoire 1 Didier Drogba (1)
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 1 Zlatan Ibrahimović (1)
Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine 1 Andriy Shevchenko (1)
Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay 1 Luis Suárez (1)

Continental appearances

ContinentAppsNations
1 Europe 107Belgium (1), Croatia (4), England (11), France (11), Germany (9), Italy (11), Netherlands (2), Portugal (12), Serbia (2), Spain (42), Sweden (1), Ukraine (1)
2 South America 44Argentina (13), Brazil (29), Colombia (1), Uruguay (1)
3 Africa 3Cameroon (2), Côte d'Ivoire (1)

FIFA FIFPro Women's World11

Winners

Players marked bold won the FIFA World Player of the Year (2001–2015) or The Best FIFA Women's Player (2016–present) in that respective year. FIFPro's Women's World11 merged with FIFA in 2019. [34]

SeasonGoalkeeperDefendersMidfieldersForwards
2015 [35] Flag of the United States.svg Hope Solo (Seattle Reign) Flag of France.svg Wendie Renard (Lyon)
Flag of the United States.svg Meghan Klingenberg (Houston Dash)
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Kadeisha Buchanan (West Virginia)
Flag of the United States.svg Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars)
Flag of the United States.svg Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash)
Flag of France.svg Amandine Henry (Lyon)
Flag of Japan.svg Aya Miyama (Okayama)
Flag of Germany.svg Célia Šašić (Frankfurt)
Flag of France.svg Eugenie Le Sommer (Lyon)
Flag of Germany.svg Anja Mittag (Paris Saint-Germain)
2016 [36] Flag of the United States.svg Hope Solo (Free Agent) Flag of the United States.svg Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride)
Flag of France.svg Wendie Renard (Lyon)
Flag of Sweden.svg Nilla Fischer (VfL Wolfsburg)
Flag of Germany.svg Leonie Maier (FC Bayern Munich)
Flag of Brazil.svg Marta (FC Rosengård)
Flag of the United States.svg Carli Lloyd (Manchester City)
Flag of Germany.svg Dzsenifer Marozsán (Lyon)
Flag of France.svg Eugénie Le Sommer (Lyon)
Flag of Norway.svg Ada Hegerberg (Lyon)
Flag of the United States.svg Alex Morgan (Lyon)
2017 [37] Flag of Sweden.svg Hedvig Lindahl (Chelsea) Flag of England.svg Lucy Bronze (Lyon)
Flag of France.svg Wendie Renard (Lyon)
Flag of Sweden.svg Nilla Fischer (VfL Wolfsburg)
Flag of Spain.svg Irene Paredes (Paris Saint-Germain)
Flag of Brazil.svg Marta (Orlando Pride)
Flag of France.svg Camille Abily (Lyon)
Flag of Germany.svg Dzsenifer Marozsán (Lyon)
Flag of Denmark.svg Pernille Harder (Linköpings FC/VfL Wolfsburg)
Flag of the United States.svg Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Lieke Martens (FC Rosengård/Barcelona)

Appearances by player

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Wendie Renard has the most appearances on the FIFPro Women's World11 with three.
PlayerAppsYearsClub(s)
1 Flag of France.svg Wendie Renard 32015, 2016, 2017 Lyon
2 Flag of France.svg Eugénie Le Sommer 22015, 2016 Lyon
Flag of the United States.svg Carli Lloyd 22015, 2016 Houston Dash, Manchester City
Flag of the United States.svg Hope Solo 22015, 2016 Seattle Reign
Flag of Sweden.svg Nilla Fischer 22016, 2017 VfL Wolfsburg
Flag of the United States.svg Alex Morgan 22016, 2017 Lyon, Orlando Pride
Flag of Brazil.svg Marta 22016, 2017 FC Rosengård, Orlando Pride
Flag of Germany.svg Dzsenifer Marozsán 22016, 2017 Lyon

Appearances by club

ClubAppsPlayers
1 Lyon 12 Le Sommer (2), Renard (3), Henry, Hegerberg, Marozsán (2), Morgan, Bronze, Abily
2 Orlando Pride 3 Krieger, Marta, Morgan
VfL Wolfsburg 3 Fischer (2), Harder
3 Houston Dash 2 Lloyd, Klingenberg
PSG 2 Mittag, Paredes
4 Manchester City 1 Lloyd
Chicago Red Stars 1 Johnston
FC Bayern Munich 1 Maier
FC Rosengård 1 Marta
Frankfurt 1 Šašić
Okayama 1 Miyama
Seattle Reign 1 Solo
Barcelona 1 Martens
Chelsea 1 Lindahl

Appearances by nationality

NationAppsPlayer(s)
1 Flag of the United States.svg United States 9 Lloyd (2), Solo (2), Johnston, Klingenberg, Krieger, Morgan (2)
2 Flag of France.svg France 7 Renard (3), Le Sommer (2), Henry, Abily
3 Flag of Germany.svg Germany 5 Maier, Mittag, Marozsán (2), Šašić
4 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 3 Fischer (2), Lindahl
5 Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil 2 Marta (2)
6 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada 1 Buchanan
Flag of Japan.svg Japan 1 Miyama
Flag of Norway.svg Norway 1 Hegerberg
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 1 Martens
Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 1 Harder
Flag of Spain.svg Spain 1 Paredes
Flag of England.svg England 1 Bronze

FIFPro World Player of the Year (2005–2008)

SeasonPlayerTeamNotes
2005 Flag of Brazil.svg Ronaldinho Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona [38]
2006 Flag of Brazil.svg Ronaldinho Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona [14]
2007 Flag of Brazil.svg Kaká Flag of Italy.svg Milan [39]
2008 Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo Flag of England.svg Manchester United [40]

FIFPro granted this award between 2005–2008, in 2009 it merged with FIFA World Player of the Year which was succeeded by the FIFA Ballon d'Or in 2010. [16]

FIFPro Young Player of the Year (2005–2008)

SeasonPlayerTeamNotes
2005 Flag of England.svg Wayne Rooney Flag of England.svg Manchester United [38]
2006 Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona [14]
2007 Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona [39]
2008 Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona [41]

FIFPro granted this award between 2005–2008, after which it was discontinued.

See also

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