Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi top the list of nominees for FIFA’s FIFPro XI.
The list is dominated by Real Madrid players, who have club-high of 13 nominees, though the Premier League is well represented, with last season’s PFA Player of the Year and champion N’Golo Kante included.
Arsenal and Chelsea stars Alexis Sanchez and Eden Hazard are also recognised after their fine individual seasons.
More than 25,000 professional footballers took part in the poll, with the final XI to be revealed on October 23 at the Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony in London.
The final World XI will be announced at an awards ceremony in London on Oct. 23.
Full shortlist (home country/club in 2016-17):
Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy/Juventus), David de Gea (Spain/Manchester United), Keylor Navas (Costa Rica/Real Madrid), Manuel Neuer (Germany/Bayern Munich), Jan Oblak (Slovenia/Atletico Madrid).
Defenders: David Alaba (Austria/Bayern Munich), Jordi Alba (Spain/Barcelona), Dani Alves (Brazil/Paris St-Germain), Jerome Boateng (Germany/Bayern Munich), Leonardo Bonucci (Italy/Juventus/AC Milan), Dani Carvajal (Spain/Real Madrid), Giorgio Chiellini (Italy/Juventus), Diego Godin (Uruguay/Atletico Madrid), Mats Hummels (Germany/Bayern Munich), Phillipp Lahm (Germany/Bayern Munich retired), David Luiz (Brazil/Chelsea) Marcelo (Brazil/Real Madrid), Javier Mascherano (Argentina/Barcelona), Pepe (Portugal/Real Madrid/Besiktas), Gerard Pique(Spain/Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Spain/Real Madrid), Thiago Silva (Brazil/Paris St-Germain), Samuel Umtiti (France/Barcelona), Antonio Valencia (Ecuador/Manchester United), Raphael Varane (France/Real Madrid)
Midfielders: Thiago Alcantara (Spain/Bayern Munich), Sergio Busquets (Spain/Barcelona), Casemiro (Brazil/Real Madrid), Philippe Coutinho (Brazil/Liverpool), Eden Hazard (Belgium/Chelsea), Andres Iniesta (Spain/Barcelona), Isco (Spain/Real Madrid), N‘Golo Kante (France/Chelsea), Toni Kroos (Germany/Real Madrid), Nemanja Matic (Serbia/Chelsea/Manchester United), Luka Modric (Croatia/Real Madrid), Mesut Ozil (Germany/Arsenal), Paul Pogba (France/Manchester United), Marco Verratti (Italy/Paris St-Germain), Arturo Vidal (Chile/Bayern Munich).
Forwards: Gareth Bale (Wales/Real Madrid), Karim Benzema (France/Real Madrid), Edinson Cavani (Uruguay/Paris St-Germain), Paulo Dybala (Argentina/Juventus), Antoine Griezmann (France/Atletico Madrid), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden/Manchester United), Harry Kane (England/Tottenham Hotspur), Robert Lewandowski (Poland/Bayern Munich), Romelu Lukaku (Belgium/Everton/Manchester United), Kylian Mbappe (France/Monaco/Paris St-Germain), Lionel Messi (Argentina/Barcelona), Neymar (Brazil/Barcelona/Paris St-Germain), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Real Madrid), Alexis Sanchez (Chile/Arsenal), Luis Suarez (Uruguay/Barcelona).