Paul Pogba and David De Gea at an adidas event.

De Gea and Pogba on World 11 shortlist

Thursday 05 September 2019 17:10

Manchester United have two representatives on the 2019 FIFA FIFPRO World 11 shortlist.

David De Gea and Paul Pogba are among 21 Premier League players on a 55-man list of options for the selection, which is based on the votes of over 23,000 professional footballers, judging performances throughout the 2018/19 season.

The actual XI will be unveiled on Monday 23 September in Milan.

David De Gea is joined on stage by the rest of the FIFPRO World 11 in 2018.

De Gea is one of five goalkeepers vying for the spot between the posts, along with Alisson (Liverpool), Ederson (Manchester City), Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid) and Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona).

Our Spain international stopper was named in the 2018 World 11.

Pogba is competing with 15 other midfielders for one of the three slots in the side. Among his rivals are Barcelona quintet Arthur, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie De Jong, Ivan Rakitic and Arturo Vidal, plus Real Madrid quartet Casemiro, Eden Hazard, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric.

This is the 15th year of the World 11 after it was initially established by FIFPRO in 2005.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player to have appeared on every World 11 shortlist since 2005.


Goalkeepers: Allison (Liverpool), De Gea (United), Ederson (Man City), Oblak (Atletico Madrid), Ter Stegen (Barcelona).

Defenders: Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Alex Sandro (Juventus), Cancelo (Man City), Carvajal (Real Madrid), Chiellini (Juventus), Dani Alves (Sao Paulo), Godin (Inter), Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Koulibaly (Napoli), Laporte (Man City), De Ligt (Juventus), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Pique (Barcelona), Ramos (Real Madrid), Robertson (Liverpool), Thiago Silva (PSG), van Dijk (Liverpool), Varane (Real Madrid), Walker (Man City).

Midfielders: Arthur (Barcelona), Busquets (Barcelona), Casemiro (Real Madrid), De Bruyne (Man City), Eriksen (Tottenham), De Jong (Barcelona), Hazard (Real Madrid), Kante (Chelsea), Kroos (Real Madrid), Modric (Real Madrid), Pogba (United), Rakitic (Barcelona), Bernardo Silva (Man City), Tadic (Ajax), Vidal (Barcelona).

Forwards: Aguero (Man City), Benzema (Real Madrid), Firmino (Liverpool), Griezmann (Barcelona), Kane (Tottenham), Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Mane (Liverpool), Mbappe (PSG), Messi (Barcelona), Neymar (PSG), Ronaldo (Juventus), Salah (Liverpool), Son (Tottenham), Sterling (Man City), Suarez (Barcelona).