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FIFPRO World Players' Union
Formation15 December 1965; 56 years ago (1965-12-15)
TypeProfessional football player organisation
Location
Region served
Worldwide
Membership
66 full members[1]
Official language
English, French, Spanish
President
David Aganzo
Websitewww.fifpro.org

The Fédération Internationale des Associations de Footballeurs Professionnels (English: International Federation of Professional Footballers), generally referred to as FIFPRO, is the worldwide representative organisation for 65,000 professional footballers.[2] FIFPRO, with its global headquarters in Hoofddorp, Netherlands, is made up of 66 national players' associations. In addition, there are three candidate members. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have the most appearances in the FIFPRO World 11 with 15 each, whereas Sergio Ramos has had 11 appearances occupying the second place.[3]

History[edit]

On 15 December 1965, representatives of the French, Scottish, English, Italian and Dutch players' associations met in Paris, with the objective of setting up an international federation for footballers. In the second half of June 1966, the first FIFPRO congress took place in London, just before the start of the 1966 FIFA World Cup. The articles of association of FIFPRO were thereby adopted and the objectives accurately laid down. FIFPRO was responsible for increasing the solidarity between professional footballers and players' associations.

It was originally laid down that a congress would be held once every four years at a minimum. The latest congress was in Paris in November 2021.[4] The next congress will take place in Montevideo in October 2022.

FIFPRO has grown from a European organization into a global network and has done much to support countries on other continents – Asia/Oceania, Africa, and North, Central and South America – in their efforts to set up players' associations.

FIFPRO tried to offer the players' associations or other interest associations the means for mutual consultation and co-operation to achieve their objectives. In addition, it wished to co-ordinate the activities of the different affiliated groups in order to promote the interests of all professional footballers. Indeed, FIFPRO likewise had in mind propagating and defending the rights of professional footballers. The emphasis was thereby laid on the freedom of the football player to be able to choose the club of his choice at the end of his contract. FIFPRO supported Belgian footballer Jean-Marc Bosman in his judicial challenge of the football transfer rules which led to the Bosman ruling in 1995.[5]

In 2013, FIFPRO launched a legal challenge against the transfer system.[6][7][8][9] Phillipe Piat, the FIFPRO president at the time, said "the transfer system fails 99% of players around the world, it fails football as an industry and it fails the world's most beloved game". According to the President of FIFPRO Division Europe Bobby Barnes, 28% of the money from a transfer fee is paid to agents,[7] and that many players are not paid on time or at all.[7][8] He claims this leads to these players being "vulnerable targets of crime syndicates, who instigate match-fixing and threaten the very existence of credible football competitions".[6] Writing for the BBC, Matt Slater said "professional footballers do not enjoy the same freedoms that almost every other EU worker does",[9] and that "players look at US sport, and wonder why their career prospects are still constrained by transfer fees and compensation costs".

In recent years, FIFPRO has established itself as a leading reference in the football industry through player surveys and research into concussion,[10] mental health,[11] social media abuse,[12] player workload monitoring,[13] and more.

FIFPRO looks into securing a safe workspace for players, promoting their rights as ordinary workers. FIFPRO introduced new regulations to protect the rights of current and prospective mothers. These minimum conditions, agreed upon by FIFA and other governing bodies, offer women more job security and came into effect as of 1 January 2021.[14]

In the last five years, FIFPRO has repeatedly intervened to protect and enforce the rights of players to participate in an environment free from sexual misconduct, harassment, and abuse.[15] FIFPRO is a firm advocate of ensuring that all people, including players, should be guaranteed and protected by human rights. In 2021, FIFPRO played an active role in the group evacuation of women’s footballers and athletes from Afghanistan.[16]

Current board[edit]

The FIFPRO Executive Board consists of 18 members, including president David Aganzo, for the term 2021-2025. He has been president since the FIFPRO Congress in Paris in November 2021.[17] Following the statutory reforms established in February 2021, the board increased in size as well as in diversity, making space for new voices and instituting a mandatory minimum threshold of 33 percent for the least-represented gender:[18]

Members[edit]

Founded on 15 December 1965, FIFPRO has 66 full members and 3 candidate members.[20] Upon graduation to the next level, new members sign an affiliation agreement that promotes loyalty, integrity and fairness as well as principles of good governance, including open and transparent communications, democratic processes, checks and balances, solidarity and corporate social responsibility.

Full members[edit]

  • Argentina Argentina
  • Australia Australia
  • Austria Austria
  • Belgium Belgium
  • Bolivia Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana Botswana
  • Bulgaria Bulgaria
  • Cameroon Cameroon
  • Chile Chile
  • Colombia Colombia
  • Costa Rica Costa Rica
  • Croatia Croatia
  • Cyprus Cyprus
  • Czech Republic Czech Republic
  • Denmark Denmark
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo DR Congo
  • Egypt Egypt
  • England England
  • Finland Finland
  • France France
  • Gabon Gabon
  • Ghana Ghana
  • Greece Greece
  • Guatemala Guatemala
  • Honduras Honduras
  • Hungary Hungary
  • Indonesia Indonesia
  • India India
  • Republic of Ireland Ireland
  • Israel Israel
  • Italy Italy
  • Japan Japan
  • Kenya Kenya
  • Malaysia Malaysia
  • Malta Malta
  • Mexico Mexico
  • Montenegro Montenegro
  • Morocco Morocco
  • Netherlands Netherlands
  • New Zealand New Zealand
  • North Macedonia North Macedonia
  • Norway Norway
  • Panama Panama
  • Paraguay Paraguay
  • Peru Peru
  • Poland Poland
  • Portugal Portugal
  • Qatar Qatar
  • Romania Romania
  • Scotland Scotland
  • Serbia Serbia
  • Slovakia Slovakia
  • Slovenia Slovenia
  • South Africa South Africa
  • South Korea South Korea
  • Spain Spain
  • Sweden Sweden
  • Switzerland Switzerland
  • Turkey Turkey
  • Ukraine Ukraine
  • United States United States
  • Uruguay Uruguay
  • Venezuela Venezuela
  • Zambia Zambia
  • Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Candidate members[edit]

  • Canada Canada
  • Iceland Iceland
  • Uzbekistan Uzbekistan

Awards[edit]

Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have the most appearances in the FIFPRO World 11, with 15 each.

FIFPRO invites all professional men's and women's footballers to compose the best men's and women's teams of the year, named the FIFPRO World 11 (also known as the FIFPRO World XI). In 2009, the world players' union joined hands with FIFA. While the format remained the same, the award name changed to the FIFA FIFPRO World 11.

Every year, FIFPRO and approximately 70 affiliated players unions distribute unique links that give players from all professional football clubs on the planet access to the digital voting platform. An initial 23-person squad then reveals the nominees. The goalkeeper, as well as the three defenders, three midfielders and three forwards who receive the most votes are then selected for the World 11. The remaining spot is assigned to the outfield player with the next highest number of votes who is not selected already. The 11-person FIFA FIFPRO World 11 is revealed at The Best FIFA Football Awards (formerly the FIFA Ballon d'Or).[21]

From 2005 until 2008, FIFPRO also asked footballers to choose the FIFPRO World Player of the Year. From 2009 on, the election for FIFPRO Player of the Year merged with the FIFA World Player of the Year, and in 2010 combined with France Football's Ballon d'Or into one award, the FIFA Ballon d'Or.[22]

In 2014, FIFPRO launched a women's football committee.[23] In February 2016, the FIFPRO Women's World 11 was launched.[24] Players of 33 different nationalities in over 20 countries participated in voting for one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards.[25] As of 2019, the FIFPRO Women's World 11 is also revealed on stage during The Best FIFA Football Awards.[26]

FIFA FIFPRO Men's World 11[edit]

Winners[edit]

Players marked bold won the FIFA World Player of the Year (2005–2009), the FIFA Ballon d'Or (2010–2015) or The Best FIFA Men's Player (2016–present) in that respective year.

Year Goalkeeper (club) Defenders (clubs) Midfielders (clubs) Forwards (clubs)
2005[27] Brazil Dida (Milan) Italy Paolo Maldini (Milan)
England John Terry (Chelsea)
Italy Alessandro Nesta (Milan)
Brazil Cafu (Milan)
France Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid)
France Claude Makélélé (Chelsea)
England Frank Lampard (Chelsea)
Brazil Ronaldinho (Barcelona)
Cameroon Samuel Eto'o (Barcelona)
Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko (Milan)
2006[28] Italy Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus) Italy Gianluca Zambrotta (Juventus/Barcelona)
England John Terry (Chelsea)
Italy Fabio Cannavaro (Juventus/Real Madrid)
France Lilian Thuram (Juventus/Barcelona)
France Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid)
Brazil Kaká (Milan)
Italy Andrea Pirlo (Milan)
Brazil Ronaldinho (Barcelona)
Cameroon Samuel Eto'o (Barcelona)
France Thierry Henry (Arsenal)
2007[29] Italy Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus) Italy Alessandro Nesta (Milan)
England John Terry (Chelsea)
Italy Fabio Cannavaro (Real Madrid)
Spain Carles Puyol (Barcelona)
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
Brazil Kaká (Milan)
England Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)
Brazil Ronaldinho (Barcelona)
Ivory Coast Didier Drogba (Chelsea)
Argentina Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2008[30] Spain Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) England Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United)
England John Terry (Chelsea)
Spain Carles Puyol (Barcelona)
Spain Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Brazil Kaká (Milan)
Spain Xavi (Barcelona)
England Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
Spain Fernando Torres (Liverpool)
Argentina
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2009[31] Spain Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) France Patrice Evra (Manchester United)
England John Terry (Chelsea)
Serbia Nemanja Vidić (Manchester United)
Brazil Dani Alves (Barcelona)
Spain Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Spain Xavi (Barcelona)
England Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)

Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United/Real Madrid)
Spain Fernando Torres (Liverpool)
Argentina Lionel Messi (Barcelona)

2010[32] Spain Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) Spain Carles Puyol (Barcelona)
Spain Gerard Piqué (Barcelona)
Brazil Lúcio (Inter Milan)
Brazil Maicon (Inter Milan)
Spain Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Spain Xavi (Barcelona)
Netherlands Wesley Sneijder (Inter Milan)
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Spain David Villa (Valencia/Barcelona)
Argentina Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2011[33] Spain Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) Spain Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Spain Gerard Piqué (Barcelona)
Serbia Nemanja Vidić (Manchester United)
Brazil Dani Alves (Barcelona)
Spain Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Spain Xavi (Barcelona)
Spain Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid)
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
England Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
Argentina Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2012[34] Spain Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) Brazil Marcelo (Real Madrid)
Spain Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Spain Gerard Piqué (Barcelona)
Brazil Dani Alves (Barcelona)
Spain Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Spain Xavi (Barcelona)
Spain Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid)
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Colombia Radamel Falcao (Atlético Madrid)
Argentina Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2013[35] Germany Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) Germany Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich)
Spain Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Brazil Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain)
Brazil Dani Alves (Barcelona)
Spain Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Spain Xavi (Barcelona)
France Franck Ribéry (Bayern Munich)
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović (Paris Saint-Germain)
Argentina Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2014[36]
Germany Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) Germany Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich)
Spain Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Brazil Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain)
Brazil David Luiz (Chelsea/Paris Saint-Germain)
Spain Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Germany Toni Kroos (Bayern Munich/Real Madrid)
Argentina Ángel Di María (Real Madrid/Manchester United)
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Netherlands Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich)
Argentina Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2015[37] Germany Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) Brazil Marcelo (Real Madrid)
Spain Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Brazil Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain)
Brazil Dani Alves (Barcelona)
Spain Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
France Paul Pogba (Juventus)
Croatia Luka Modrić (Real Madrid)
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Brazil Neymar (Barcelona)
Argentina Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2016[38] Germany Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) Brazil Marcelo (Real Madrid)
Spain Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Spain Gerard Piqué (Barcelona)
Brazil Dani Alves (Barcelona/Juventus)
Spain Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Germany Toni Kroos (Real Madrid)
Croatia Luka Modrić (Real Madrid)
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Uruguay Luis Suárez (Barcelona)
Argentina Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2017[39] Italy Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus) Brazil Marcelo (Real Madrid)
Spain Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Italy Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus/Milan)
Brazil Dani Alves (Juventus/Paris Saint-Germain)
Spain Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Germany Toni Kroos (Real Madrid)
Croatia Luka Modrić (Real Madrid)
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Brazil Neymar (Barcelona/Paris Saint-Germain)
Argentina Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2018[40] Spain David de Gea (Manchester United) Brazil Marcelo (Real Madrid)
Spain Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
France Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid)
Brazil Dani Alves (Paris Saint-Germain)
Belgium Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
France N'Golo Kanté (Chelsea)
Croatia Luka Modrić (Real Madrid)
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Juventus)
France Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain)
Argentina Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2019[41] Brazil Alisson (Liverpool) Brazil Marcelo (Real Madrid)
Spain Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Netherlands Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)
Netherlands Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax/Juventus)
Belgium Eden Hazard (Chelsea/Real Madrid)
Netherlands Frenkie de Jong (Ajax/Barcelona)
Croatia Luka Modrić (Real Madrid)
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)
France Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain)
Argentina Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2020[42] Brazil Alisson (Liverpool) Canada Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich)
Spain Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Netherlands Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)
England Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
Spain Thiago (Bayern Munich/Liverpool)
Belgium Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
Germany Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich)
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)
Poland Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
Argentina Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2021[43] Italy Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan/Paris Saint-Germain) Austria David Alaba (Bayern Munich/Real Madrid)
Italy Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus)
Portugal Rúben Dias (Manchester City)
Italy Jorginho (Chelsea)
France N'Golo Kanté (Chelsea)
Belgium Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus/Manchester United)
Norway Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund)
Poland Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
Argentina Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Paris Saint-Germain)

Appearances by player[edit]

Rank Player Apps Years Club(s)
1 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo 15 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus
Argentina Lionel Messi 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain
3 Spain Sergio Ramos 11 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Real Madrid
4 Spain Andrés Iniesta 9 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Barcelona
5 Brazil Dani Alves 8 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Barcelona, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain
6 Spain Xavi 6 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Barcelona
Brazil Marcelo 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Real Madrid
8 England John Terry 5 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Chelsea
Spain Iker Casillas 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Real Madrid
Croatia Luka Modrić 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Real Madrid
11 Spain Gerard Piqué 4 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016 Barcelona
Germany Manuel Neuer 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Bayern Munich
13 Brazil Ronaldinho 3 2005, 2006, 2007 Barcelona
Brazil Kaká 2006, 2007, 2008 Milan
Italy Gianluigi Buffon 2006, 2007, 2017 Juventus
England Steven Gerrard 2007, 2008, 2009 Liverpool
Spain Carles Puyol 2007, 2008, 2010 Barcelona
Brazil Thiago Silva 2013, 2014, 2015 Paris Saint-Germain
Germany Toni Kroos 2014, 2016, 2017 Bayern Munich, Real Madrid

Appearances by club[edit]

Players in italics have made appearances with multiple clubs, and appearances are separated accordingly.

Rank Club Apps Player(s) (apps)
1 Spain Barcelona 55 Lionel Messi (15), Iniesta (9), Xavi (6), Dani Alves (6), Piqué (4), Puyol (3), Ronaldinho (3), Eto'o (2), Neymar (2), Thuram (1), Villa (1), Zambrotta (1), Suárez (1), De Jong (1)
2 Spain Real Madrid 55 C. Ronaldo(11), Ramos (11), Marcelo (6), Casillas (5), Modrić (5), Kroos (3), Zidane (2), Cannavaro (2), Alonso (2), Di María (1), Varane (1), Hazard (1), Alaba (1)
3 Italy Juventus 16 C. Ronaldo (4), Buffon (3), Dani Alves (2), Bonucci (2), Cannavaro (1), Pogba (1), Thuram (1), Zambrotta (1), De Ligt (1)
4 Germany Bayern Munich 15 Neuer (4), Lahm (2), Lewandowski (2), Ribéry (1), Robben (1), Kroos (1), Thiago (1), Davies (1), Kimmich (1), Alaba (1)
5 England Chelsea 14 Terry (5), Hazard (2), Kanté (2), Drogba (1), Lampard (1), Makélélé (1), David Luiz (1), Jorginho (1)
6 Italy Milan 12 Kaká (3), Nesta (2), Cafu (1), Dida (1), Maldini (1), Pirlo (1), Shevchenko (1), Bonucci (1), Donnarumma (1)
France Paris Saint-Germain Thiago Silva (3), Dani Alves (2), Mbappé (2), Ibrahimović (1), David Luiz (1), Neymar (1), Messi (1), Donnarumma (1)
8 England Liverpool 11 Gerrard (3), Torres (2), Alisson (2), Van Dijk (2), Alexander-Arnold (1), Thiago (1)
England Manchester United C. Ronaldo (4), Vidić (2), Evra (1), Ferdinand (1), Rooney (1), Di María (1), De Gea (1)
10 Italy Inter Milan 3 Lúcio (1), Maicon (1), Sneijder (1)
England Manchester City De Bruyne (2), Dias (1)
12 Netherlands Ajax 2 De Ligt (1), De Jong (1)
13 England Arsenal 1 Henry (1)
Spain Atlético Madrid Falcao (1)
Germany Borussia Dortmund Haaland (1)
Spain Valencia Villa (1)

Appearances by nationality[edit]

Rank Nation Apps Player(s) (apps)
1 Spain Spain 45 Ramos (11), Iniesta (9), Xavi (6), Casillas (5), Piqué (4), Puyol (3), Alonso (2), Torres (2), Villa (1), De Gea (1), Thiago (1)
2 Brazil Brazil 32 Dani Alves (8), Marcelo (6), Kaká (3), Ronaldinho (3), Thiago Silva (3), Neymar (2), Alisson (2), Cafu (1), David Luiz (1), Dida (1), Lúcio (1), Maicon (1)
3 Argentina Argentina 16 Messi (15), Di María (1)
Portugal Portugal C. Ronaldo (15), Dias (1)
5 Italy Italy 14 Buffon (3), Nesta (2), Cannavaro (2), Bonucci (2), Maldini (1), Pirlo (1), Zambrotta (1), Donnarumma (1), Jorginho (1)
6 France France 13 Zidane (2), Mbappé (2), Kanté (2), Evra (1), Henry (1), Makélélé (1), Pogba (1), Ribéry (1), Thuram (1), Varane (1)
7 England England 12 Terry (5), Gerrard (3), Ferdinand (1), Lampard (1), Rooney (1), Alexander-Arnold (1)
8 Germany Germany 10 Neuer (4), Kroos (3), Lahm (2), Kimmich (1)
9 Netherlands Netherlands 6 Van Dijk (2), Robben (1), Sneijder (1), De Ligt (1), De Jong (1)
10 Croatia Croatia 5 Modrić (5)
11 Belgium Belgium 4 Hazard (2), De Bruyne (2)
12 Cameroon Cameroon 2 Eto'o (2)
Poland Poland Lewandowski (2)
Serbia Serbia Vidić (2)
15 Canada Canada 1 Davies (1)
Colombia Colombia Falcao (1)
Ivory Coast Ivory Coast Drogba (1)
Norway Norway Haaland (1)
Sweden Sweden Ibrahimović (1)
Ukraine Ukraine Shevchenko (1)
Uruguay Uruguay Suárez (1)

Regional appearances[edit]

Rank Region Apps Nation(s) (apps)
1 Europe 131 Spain (45), Portugal (16), Italy (14), France (13), England (12), Germany (10), Netherlands (6), Croatia (5), Belgium (4), Serbia (2), Poland (2), Sweden (1), Norway (1), Ukraine (1)
2 South America 50 Brazil (32), Argentina (16), Colombia (1), Uruguay (1)
3 Africa 3 Cameroon (2), Ivory Coast (1)
4 North America 1 Canada (1)

FIFA FIFPRO Women's World 11[edit]

Winners[edit]

Players marked bold won the FIFA World Player of the Year (2001–2015) or The Best FIFA Women's Player (2016–present) in that respective year.

Year Goalkeeper (club) Defenders (clubs) Midfielders (clubs) Forwards (clubs)
2015[44] United States Hope Solo (Seattle Reign) France Wendie Renard (Lyon)
United States Meghan Klingenberg (Houston Dash)
Canada Kadeisha Buchanan (West Virginia Mountaineers)
United States Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars)
United States Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash)
France Amandine Henry (Lyon)
Japan Aya Miyama (Okayama Yunogo Belle)
Germany Célia Šašić (Frankfurt)
France Eugenie Le Sommer (Lyon)
Germany Anja Mittag (Rosengård/Paris Saint-Germain)
2016[45] United States Hope Solo (Seattle Reign) United States Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride)
France Wendie Renard (Lyon)
Sweden Nilla Fischer (VfL Wolfsburg)
Germany Leonie Maier (Bayern Munich)
Brazil Marta (Rosengård)
United States Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash)
Germany Dzsenifer Marozsán (Frankfurt/Lyon)
France Eugénie Le Sommer (Lyon)
Norway Ada Hegerberg (Lyon)
United States Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride)
2017[46] Sweden Hedvig Lindahl (Chelsea) England Lucy Bronze (Manchester City/Lyon)
France Wendie Renard (Lyon)
Sweden Nilla Fischer (VfL Wolfsburg)
Spain Irene Paredes (Paris Saint-Germain)
Brazil Marta (Orlando Pride)
France Camille Abily (Lyon)
Germany Dzsenifer Marozsán (Lyon)
Denmark Pernille Harder (VfL Wolfsburg)
United States Alex Morgan (Lyon/Orlando Pride)
Netherlands Lieke Martens (Rosengård/Barcelona)
2019[47] Netherlands Sari van Veenendaal (Arsenal/Atlético Madrid) France Wendie Renard (Lyon)
England Lucy Bronze (Lyon)
United States Kelley O'Hara (Utah Royals)
Sweden Nilla Fischer (VfL Wolfsburg/Linköpings)
France Amandine Henry (Lyon)
United States Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit)
United States Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars)
United States Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride)
United States Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign)
Brazil Marta (Orlando Pride)
2020[48] Chile Christiane Endler (Paris Saint-Germain) England Millie Bright (Chelsea)
England Lucy Bronze (Lyon/Manchester City)
France Wendie Renard (Lyon)
Italy Barbara Bonansea (Juventus)
Spain Verónica Boquete (Utah Royals/Milan)
France Delphine Cascarino (Lyon)
Denmark Pernille Harder (VfL Wolfsburg/Chelsea)
United States Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns/Manchester United)
Netherlands Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal)
United States Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign)
2021[49] Chile Christiane Endler (Paris Saint-Germain/Lyon) England Lucy Bronze (Manchester City)
England Millie Bright (Chelsea)
Sweden Magdalena Eriksson (Chelsea)
France Wendie Renard (Lyon)
Argentina Estefanía Banini (Levante/Atlético Madrid)
Italy Barbara Bonansea (Juventus)
United States Carli Lloyd (NJ/NY Gotham FC)
Brazil Marta (Orlando Pride)
Netherlands Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal)
United States Alex Morgan (Tottenham Hotspur/Orlando Pride/San Diego Wave FC)

Appearances by player[edit]

Wendie Renard has the most appearances on the FIFPro Women's World11 with six.
Rank Player Apps Years Club(s)
1 France Wendie Renard 6 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021 Lyon
2 Brazil Marta 4 2016, 2017, 2019, 2021 Rosengård, Orlando Pride
United States Alex Morgan 2016, 2017, 2019, 2021 Lyon, Orlando Pride, Tottenham Hotspur, San Diego Wave
England Lucy Bronze 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021 Manchester City, Lyon
5 Sweden Nilla Fischer 3 2016, 2017, 2019 VfL Wolfsburg, Linköpings
United States Carli Lloyd 2015, 2016, 2021 Houston Dash, NJ/NY Gotham FC
7 France Amandine Henry 2 2015, 2019 Lyon
France Eugénie Le Sommer 2015, 2016 Lyon
Germany Dzsenifer Marozsán 2016, 2017 Frankfurt, Lyon
United States Hope Solo 2015, 2016 Seattle Reign
United States Julie Ertz 2015, 2019 Chicago Red Stars
Denmark Pernille Harder 2017, 2020 VfL Wolfsburg, Chelsea
United States Megan Rapinoe 2019, 2020 Seattle Reign/OL Reign
Chile Christiane Endler 2020, 2021 Paris Saint-Germain, Lyon
Italy Barbara Bonansea 2020, 2021 Juventus
Netherlands Vivianne Miedema 2020, 2021 Arsenal

Appearances by club[edit]

Players in italics have made appearances with multiple clubs, and appearances are separated accordingly.

Rank Club Apps Player(s) (apps)
1 France Lyon 20 Renard (6), Bronze (3), Le Sommer (2), Henry (2), Marozsán (2), Hegerberg (1), Morgan (1), Abily (1), Cascarino (1), Endler (1)
2 United States Orlando Pride 8 Morgan (4), Marta (3), Krieger (1)
3 England Chelsea 5 Bright (2), Lindahl (1), Harder (1), Eriksson (1)
Germany VfL Wolfsburg Fischer (3), Harder (2)
4 United States Seattle Reign/OL Reign 4 Solo (2), Rapinoe (2)
France Paris Saint-Germain Endler (2), Mittag (1), Paredes (1)
6 England Arsenal 3 Miedema (2), Van Veenendaal (1)
United States Houston Dash Lloyd (2), Klingenberg (1)
England Manchester City Bronze (3)
Sweden Rosengård Mittag (1), Marta (1), Martens (1)
10 Spain Atlético Madrid 2 Van Veenendaal (1), Banini (1)
United States Chicago Red Stars Ertz (2)
Germany Frankfurt Šašić (1), Marozsán (1)
Italy Juventus Bonansea (2)
United States Utah Royals O'Hara (1), Boquete (1)
15 Spain Barcelona 1 Martens (1)
Germany Bayern Munich Maier (1)
Spain Levante Banini (1)
Sweden Linköpings Fischer (1)
England Manchester United Heath (1)
United States NJ/NY Gotham FC Lloyd (1)
Japan Okayama Yunogo Belle Miyama (1)
United States Portland Thorns Heath (1)
United States San Diego Wave FC Morgan (1)
England Tottenham Hotspur Morgan (1)
United States Washington Spirit Lavelle (1)
United States West Virginia Mountaineers Buchanan (1)

Appearances by nationality[edit]

Rank Nation Apps Player(s) (apps)
1 United States United States 18 Morgan (4), Lloyd (3), Solo (2), Ertz (2), Rapinoe (2), Klingenberg (1), Krieger (1), O'Hara (1), Lavelle (1), Heath (1)
2 France France 12 Renard (6), Le Sommer (2), Henry (2), Abily (1), Cascarino (1)
3 England England 6 Bronze (4), Bright (2)
4 Germany Germany 5 Marozsán (2), Maier (1), Mittag (1), Šašić (1)
Sweden Sweden Fischer (3), Lindahl (1), Eriksson (1)
6 Brazil Brazil 4 Marta (4)
Netherlands Netherlands Miedema (2), Martens (1), Van Veenendaal (1)
8 Chile Chile 2 Endler (2)
Denmark Denmark Harder (2)
Italy Italy Bonansea (2)
Spain Spain Paredes (1), Boquete (1)
12 Argentina Argentina 1 Banini (1)
Canada Canada Buchanan (1)
Japan Japan Miyama (1)
Norway Norway Hegerberg (1)

Regional appearances[edit]

Rank Region Apps Nation(s) (apps)
1 Europe 39 France (12), England (6), Germany (5), Sweden (5), Netherlands (4), Denmark (2), Spain (2), Italy (2), Norway (1)
2 North America 19 United States (18), Canada (1)
3 South America 7 Brazil (4), Chile (2), Argentina (1)
4 Asia 1 Japan (1)

FIFPRO World Player of the Year (2005–2008) [edit]

Year Player Club Ref.
2005 Brazil Ronaldinho Spain Barcelona [50]
2006 Brazil Ronaldinho Spain Barcelona [51]
2007 Brazil Kaká Italy Milan [52]
2008 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo England Manchester United [53]

FIFPRO granted this award from 2005 to 2008; in 2009 it merged with the FIFA World Player of the Year, which was succeeded by the FIFA Ballon d'Or in 2010 and later The Best FIFA Men's Player in 2016.[22]

FIFPRO Young Player of the Year (2005–2008)[edit]

Year Player Club Ref.
2005 England Wayne Rooney England Manchester United [50]
2006 Argentina Lionel Messi Spain Barcelona [51]
2007 Argentina Lionel Messi Spain Barcelona [52]
2008 Argentina Lionel Messi Spain Barcelona [54]

FIFPRO granted this award from 2005 to 2008, after which it was discontinued. (Players born after 1985)

See also[edit]

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