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FIFPro Announce Nominees For 2017 FIFA World XI

FIFPro have announced the 55 nominees for the 2017 FIFA World XI, but not a single African made the list. Find all nominees here!

Click through the gallery above to see the 2016 FIFA FIFPro World XI.

About 25 000 professional footballers from all over the world took part in the nomination process, and the players with the most votes were listed among the 55 nominees.

The World XI, which will be announced during the FIFA awards in London on 23 October, will be made up of one goal keeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards.

Real Madrid's UEFA Champions League-winning side has a record-breaking 13 players among the nominees. However, not one African star made it to the final 55.

Here are all 55 nominees:

Goalkeepers

Gianluigi Buffon - Italy, Juventus
David de Gea - Spain, Manchester United
Keylor Navas - Costa Rica, Real Madrid
Manuel Neuer - Germany, FC Bayern Munich
Jan Oblak - Slovenia, Atletico Madrid

Defenders

David Alaba - Austria, FC Bayern Munich
Jordi Alba - Spain, FC Barcelona
Dani Alves - Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain
Jerome Boateng - Germany, FC Bayern Munich
Leonardo Bonucci - Italy, Juventus/AC Milan
Dani Carvajal - Spain, Real Madrid
Giorgio Chiellini - Italy, Juventus
Diego Godín - Uruguay, Atletico Madrid
Mats Hummels - Germany, FC Bayern Munich
Philipp Lahm - Germany, FC Bayern Munich/retired
David Luiz - Brazil, Chelsea FC
Marcelo - Brazil, Real Madrid
Javier Mascherano - Argentina, FC Barcelona
Pepe - Portugal, Real Madrid/Besiktas
Gerard Pique - Spain, FC Barcelona
Sergio Ramos - Spain, Real Madrid
Thiago Silva - Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain
Samuel Umtiti - France, FC Barcelona
Antonio Valencia - Ecuador, Manchester United
Raphael Varane - France, Real Madrid

Read: 10 Players Who Snubbed Representing Brazil

Midfielders

Thiago Alcantara - Spain, FC Bayern Munich
Sergio Busquets - Spain, FC Barcelona
Casemiro - Brazil, Real Madrid
Philippe Coutinho - Brazil, Liverpool FC
Eden Hazard - Belgium, Chelsea FC
Andres Iniesta - Spain, FC Barcelona
Isco - Spain, Real Madrid
N'Golo Kante - France, Chelsea FC
Toni Kroos - Germany, Real Madrid
Nemanja Matic - Serbia, Chelsea/Manchester United
Luka Modric - Croatia, Real Madrid
Mesut Ozil - Germany, Arsenal FC
Paul Pogba - France, Manchester United
Marco Verratti - Italy, Paris Saint-Germain
Arturo Vidal - Chile, FC Bayern Munich

Forwards

Gareth Bale - Wales, Real Madrid
Karim Benzema - France, Real Madrid
Edinson Cavani - Uruguay, Paris Saint-Germain
Paulo Dybala - Argentina, Juventus
Antoine Griezmann - France, Atletico Madrid
Zlatan Ibrahimovic - Sweden, Manchester United
Harry Kane - England, Tottenham Hotspur
Robert Lewandowski - Poland, FC Bayern Munich
Romelu Lukaku - Belgium, Manchester United
Kylian Mbappe - France, Monaco/Paris Saint-Germain
Lionel Messi - Argentina, FC Barcelona
Neymar Jr - Brazil, FC Barcelona/Paris Saint-Germain
Cristiano Ronaldo - Portugal, Real Madrid
Alexis Sanchez - Chile, Arsenal FC
Luis Suarez - Uruguay, FC Barcelona

Read: Neymar & Cavani In Heated Penalty Row

FIFPro and FIFA changed the format this year. While previously the voting was based on performances over a calendar year, it is now aligned with the majority of competitions which run from August to June.

This is the 13th edition of the World 11 after the award was established by FIFPro, the World Players’ Union, in 2005, and later merged with FIFA in 2009.

Which 11 players would you vote into the 2017 FIFA FIFPro World XI? Have your say in the comments section below.

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