Full rankings for FIFPro World XI, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the bottom of the forward rankings

REVIEW: The overall ranking for FIFPro World XI, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang BOTTOM of the advanced stages, Dani Alves defeating Andy Robertson and Bruno Fernandes Missing out on the top three

  • Alisson was voted No. 1 keeper in the full FIFPro World XI ranking
  • Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos caught Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool to the best defender
  • Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne has been selected as the best midfielder ahead of Thiago
  • Lionel Messi is surprisingly No. 1 forward, ahead of Robert Lewandowski
  • Cristiano Ronaldo was No. 3 but Mo Salah and Harry Kane did not make the top-10

The overall levels of FIFPro World XI were released this afternoon with the most impressive surprise as Lionel Messi’s position as the No. 1 forward ahead of Robert Lewandowski, FIFA’s Best Men’s Player Winner.

The Bayern Munich striker won the top prize on Thursday but was not considered the best forward, and Manchester City maestro Kevin De Bruyne was voted the No. 1 midfielder.

As a defender, Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos grabbed Virgil van Dijk from Liverpool but the Reds stoppage keeper Alisson was the No. 1 goalkeeper, ahead of Manuel Neuer and Jan Oblak.

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi was voted the best forward in the full FIFPro ranking

Robert Lewandowski won the top prize on Thursday but was not No. 1 ahead

Man City’s Kevin De Bruyne has been a standout player for Pep Guardiola’s side in 2020

Thiago Alcantara won the treble with Bayern Munich before moving to Liverpool in the summer

Kevin De Bruyne (left) has been named No. 1 midfielder ahead of Thiago Alcantara (right)

Further down the list, Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang features 10 on the forward list – especially above Sergio Aguero, Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane.

Liverpool star Andy Robertson left just 10th on the list, with 37-year-old Dani Alves – now at Sao Paolo in Brazil – in seventh place.

Chelsea’s Thiago Silva, who captained PSG to last season’s Champions League final, is also above Robertson in ninth place.

Liverpool player Thiago Alcantara, who won the treble with Bayern Munich last season, is in second place behind De Bruyne.

Andrew Robertson enters the top-10 best defenders

Dani Alves, now at Sao Paulo, is seventh on the list

Andy Robertson from Liverpool (left) is 10th on the defensive list, behind Dani Alves (right)

Manchester United player Bruno Fernandes is fourth on the list of best midfielders

Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes is fourth behind Joshua Kimmich – although no other England-based player is in the top 10 midfielders.

After top three of Messi, Lewandowski and Ronaldo in the on-going, 20-year-old star Erling Haaland is in fourth place, AC Milan powerhouse Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in seventh place and Sadio Mane Liverpool in eighth place.

PSG duo Kylian Mbappe and Neymar are fourth and fifth respectively.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is 10th on the forward list above Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is 10th on the forward list above Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane

Manchester United’s David de Gea features sixth place in the keeper’s ranking, two views above rival Ederson at City and four places above Hugo Lloris at Tottenham, who are in 10th.

A total of 14 players attempted their trade in the top-10 major league, divided into four keepers, five defenders, three midfielders and two forward.

The youngest player in the group is the Bayern Munich star who left Alphonso Davies back at 20, while the senior statesman Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the top scorer of Serie A, is the oldest at 39.



1. Alisson (Liverpool)

2. Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich)

3. Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid)

4. Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona)

5. Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid)

6. David de Gea (Manchester United)

7. Keylor Navas (Real Madrid)

8. Ederson (Manchester City)

9. Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan)

10. Hugo Lloris (Tottenham)


1. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)

2. Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)

3. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)

4. Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich)

5. David Alaba (Bayern Munich)

6. Jordi Alba (Barcelona)

7. Dani Alves (Sao Paolo)

8. Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli)

9. Thiago Silva (Chelsea)

10. Anndra Robasdan (Liverpool)


1. Kevin De Bruyne (Man City)

2. Thiago Alcantara (Liverpool)

3. Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich)

4. Bruno Fernandes (Man Utd)

5. Luka Modric (Real Madrid)

6. N’Golo Kante (Chelsea)

7. Frenkie De Jong (Barcelona)

8. Toni Kroos (Real Madrid)

9. Leon Goretzka (Bayern Munich)

10. Casemiro (Real Madrid)


1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona)

2. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern)

3. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)

4. Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund)

5. Kylian Mbappe (PSG)

6. Neymar (PSG)

7. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan)

8. Sadio Mane (Liverpool)

9. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)

10. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)