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8 Chelsea, 7 United, 3 Liverpool and 2 Arsenal players in world XI nominations

Published Date: 21 October 2008

Chelsea lead the way in England in nominations for the FIFPro World XI Players Awards despite finishing runners-up to Manchester United in the Champions League and Premier League.

They have eight players shortlisted - Petr Cech, Ricardo Carvalho, Ashley Cole, John Terry, Michael Ballack, Michael Essien, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba.

United have seven players nominated. Cristiano Ronaldo, who weighed in with 42 goals last season, is joined by Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand, Carlos Tevez, Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra and Edwin van der Sar

Steven Gerrard, Fernando Torres and Javier Mascherano comprise the Liverpool trio. Arsenal have two nominees - Gael Clichy and Cesc Fabregas - while Celtic goalkeeper Artur Boruc is also in the group of 55 players.

The Premier League attracted the most nominees with 21, followed by the Spanish Primera Liga with 18. Kaka, who won the individual honour in season 2006-2007, is again among the nominees.

The final World XI and the FIFPro World Player of the Year will be announced on October 27.

Goalkeepers: Boruc, Buffon, Casillas, Cech, van der Sar.

Defenders: Alves, Bosingwa, Cannavaro, Carvalho, Clichy, A Cole, Evra, Ferdinand, Nesta, Lahm, Lucio, Maldini, Pepe, Puyol, Ramos, Terry, Vidic, Zambrotta, Zanetti, Zhirkov.

Midfielders: Deco, Ballack, Essien, Gattuso, Fabregas, Gerrard, Iniesta, Kaka, Lampard, Mascherano, Pirlo, Ribery, Senna, Sneijder, Xavi.

Forwards: Arshavin, Berbatov, Drogba, Eto'o, Henry, Ibrahimovic, Messi, van Nistelrooy, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Rooney, Tevez, Toni, Torres, Villa.

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What great players.

This would by my FIFpro XI:

Ronaldo - Torres - Messi

Ribery - Essien - Kaka

Evra - Ferdinand - Carvalho - Ramos


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abojodeh said:
^^ ha wtf Carv and Rio ahead of VIDICC!!! God !!!


Rooney Torres

Arshavin Ronaldo

Cesc Iniesta

Evra Vidic Ferdinand Ramos

Cassilias (Buffon achieved 0)

subs : Van Der Sar, Carv , Messi , Gerrard , Essien Adebayor , Senna​

Nice team and I agree about Casillas.

But Iniesta "only" won the Euro 2008.
At least Torres I can say he scored the most goals in a debut season AND scored in the final of Euro 2008.

Cesc, mayb one could say he had the most assist in EPL AND won Euro 2008.

But Iniesta?

don't get me wrong - he is a class act. Pure football, but Barcelona did sweet FA last season.

I don't think achievement is the only criteria for judging/selecting the FIFPro World XI.

BTW, it's a world X! so no subs :)
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