FC Barcelona are the Club with the most players named to the all-star team
There were 9 Barça players among the 55 finalists
Dani Alves, Xavi Hernández, Andrés Iniesta and Leo Messi are the four FC Barcelona players named to the 2013 FIFA/FIFPro World XI. It’s worth noting that the nominees to the team are firstly selected by more than 50,000 professional footballers, then a public vote determines the all-star team.
Here is the complete team: goalkeeper: Neuer (Bayern); defenders: Thiago Silva (PSG), Ramos (Real Madrid), Lahm (Bayern), Dani Alves (FC Barcelona); midfielders: Ribéry (Bayern), Iniesta and Xavi (FC Barcelona); forwards: Ibrahimovic (PSG), Ronaldo (Real Madrid), and Leo Messi (FC Barcelona). Barça are the Club with the most players in the all-star team, ahead of Bayern Munich (3), Real Madrid and PSG (2).
Of the four Barça players named to the team, only Andrés Iniesta was not able to attend the Gala. After he picked up a knock to his right knee on Saturday, the midfielder focused on his recovery at the Ciutat Esportiva this morning.
It’s worth noting that FC Barcelona had a total of 9 footballers among the 55 nominees. Víctor Valdés, Jordi Alba, Gerard Piqué, Sergio Busquets and Neymar Jr were not name to the FIFA/FIFPro World XI.