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Vidic & Evra make the FIFA cut

By Keano! on Dec 22, 2009 - Twitter:@manutdtalk

The FIFPro World XI for 2009 was announced and two Manchester United names have made the cut this time around. Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra, both bought in the January window in 2006, have been hugely influential in the success of United over the past three seasons and its no surprise to see them selected in this star studed eleven.The pair may not have been in the familiar back line of United's too much this season so far, but they've excelled in the defence and worthy of the award.

Two other notable points include Cristaino Ronaldo's inclusion in the team, unsurprisingly, along with his rival, Lionel Messi who also scooped the World Player Of The Year Award. It should be noted that Ronaldo's place is based on his performances for Manchester United last season.

He also grabbed hold of the FIFA Puskas award for the best goal scored in the 2008-2009 season, his long range screamer in Portugal against Porto in the Champions League quarter final being the one selected. He may not be a Red Devil any more, but a congratulations is appropriate. See the nominations for the FIFA Puskas award below,



On a stranger side, Chelsea's John Terry claimed a fifth successive placement at center back in the team, much to many football fans confusion. Does he really deserve to be in the best eleven in the world, five years running? It just doesn't add up.

The team in full;
Iker Casillas​
Dani Alves John Terry Nemanja Vidic Patrice Evra​
Andres Iniesta Xavi Steven Gerrard​
Fernando Torres Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo​

Send us your views on the 'best team in the world', as selected by FIFA, below. Or even suggest another lineup you think would be more appropriate.
  1. RichardsReds
    Looks like you have to play in England or Spain to be in the worlds 11
  2. hdcantona
    bit of a joke that terry's in there tbh, and how did Alves get in ahead of Maicon?
  3. yesuka
    This is stupid how the **ck john Terry is in there... Pique should be in there instead is John Terry and the 2nd goal is beautiful :D