Cristiano Ronaldo broke his Juventus duck in his fourth game when his second-half brace gave them a 2-1 win over Sassuolo on Sunday.
However, the Turin side’s day was marred by a red card for Douglas Costa for spitting at an opponent.
FIFPro and its affiliated player associations asked professional footballers to pick a team from the best players in world football last season
World champions France had eight players, one less than former holders Spain in international players’ association FIFPro’s 55-name shortlist for its World XI of 2018 award.
Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Mohamed Salah have all been nominated for the Puskas award.
But there is no place for Barcelona and Argentina superstar Lionel Messi.
The World Player of the Year added another prize to his collection on Tuesday when his bicycle kick goal for Real Madrid away to Juventus in April won UEFA’s vote for the goal of the season.
The Real Madrid midfielder was crowned at the ceremony for the Champions League group stage draw on Thursday
Cristiano Ronaldo will head back to Old Trafford after Manchester United were drawn in Group H with Italian champions Juventus.
Ronaldo, who won the award last season, helped Real Madrid to a third consecutive Champions League title and finished as the competition’s top scorer with 15 goals.