Fourteen female footballers from world champions United States of America feature on the list of 55 players who received most votes in this year’s election for the FIFA FIFPRO’s Women World 11.
Thirteen other players on the list are under contract with European club champions Olympique Lyonnais.
FIFA and FIFPRO will jointly reveal the Women’s World 11 on Monday September 23rd during the Best Football Awards in Milan’s Scala theatre. It will be the first time that both the Women’s and the Men’s World 11 are presented on the same stage.
This is the fourth Women’s World 11 vote organised by FIFPRO since 2015. More than 3,500 elite female players worldwide picked their favorite team – consisting of 1 goalkeeper, 4 defenders, 3 midfielders and 3 forwards – based on last season’s performance. The World 11 is made up of the 11 players who received most votes in their positions.
The 55 players who received the most votes are (in alphabetical order):
Name (Country, current club/previous club)
Sarah Bouhaddi (France, Olympique Lyonnais)
Christiane Endler (Chile, Paris Saint-Germain)
Hedvig Lindahl (Sweden, VfL Wolfsburg/Chelsea)
Alyssa Naeher (USA, Chicago Red Stars)
Sari van Veenendaal (The Netherlands, Atletico)
Millie Bright (England, Chelsea)
Lucy Bronze (England, Olympique Lyonnais, photo)
Kadeisha Buchanan (Canada, Olympique Lyonnais)
Abby Dahlkemper (USA, North Carolina Courage)
Crystal Dunn (USA, North Carolina Courage)
Nilla Fischer (Sweden, Linkopings/VfL Wolfsburg)
Sara Gama (Italy, Juventus)
Stefanie van der Gragt (The Netherlands, FC Barcelona)
Alex Greenwood (England, Olympique Lyonnais)
Stephanie Houghton (England, Manchester City)
Ali Krieger (USA, Orlando Pride)
Saki Kumagai (Japan, Olympique Lyonnais)
Amel Majri (France, Olympique Lyonnais)
Griedge Mbock Olympique Lyonnais
Maren Mjelde (Norway, Chelsea)
Kelley O’Hara (USA, Utah Royals)
Wendie Renard (France, Olympique Lyonnais)
Michelle Romero (Venezuela, Deportivo La Coruna)
Camila Saez (Chile, Rayo Vallecano)
Becky Sauerbrunn (USA, Utah Royals)
Andressa Alves (Brazil, AS Roma)
Kosovare Asllani (Sweden, CD Tacon, Linkopings)
Sara Daebritz (Germany, Paris Saint-Germain)
Danielle van de Donk (The Netherlands, Arsenal)
Julie Ertz (USA, Chicago Red Stars)
Formiga (Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain)
Jackie Groenen (The Netherlands, Manchester United)
Amandine Henry (France, Olympique Lyonnais)
Lindsey Horan (USA, Portland Thorns)
Rose Lavelle (USA, Washington Spirit, photo)
Carli Lloyd (USA, Sky Blue)
Dzsenifer Marozsan (Germany, Olympique Lyonnais)
Samantha Mewis (USA, North Carolina Courage)
Sherida Spitse (The Netherlands, Valerenga)
Keira Walsh (England, Manchester City)
Oriana Altuve (Venezuela, Rayo Vallecano)
Caroline Graham Hansen (Norway, FC Barcelona)
Pernille Harder (Denmark, VfL Wolfburg)
Tobin Heath (USA, Portland Thorns)
Ada Hegerberg (Norway, Olympique Lyonnais)
Jennifer Hermoso (Spain, FC Barcelona)
Sam Kerr (Australia, Chicago Red Stars)
Eugenie Le Sommer (France, Olympique Lyonnais)
Lieke Martens (The Netherlands, FC Barcelona)
Vivianne Miedema (The Netherlands, Arsenal, photo)
Alex Morgan (USA, Orlando Pride)
Nikita Parris (England, Olympique Lyonnais)
Megan Rapinoe (USA, Reign FC)
Marta Vieira da Silva (Brazil, Orlando Pride)
Ellen White (England, Manchester City)
World 11 facts:
- 6 players of the USA national team make their first appearance on the shortlist: Naeher, Dahlkemper, Dunn, O’Hara, Horan and Lavelle.
- The 16 other debutants are Altuve, Asllani, Bouhaddi, Endler, Formiga, Van der Gragt, Greenwood, Parris, Romero, Saez, Spitse, Van Veenendaal, Walsh and White.
- 10 players return on the list of 55 after being left out in 2017: Alves, Ertz, Gama, Graham Hansen, Heath, Krieger, Mbock, Rapinoe and Sauerbrunn.
- Ertz and Krieger have both been on a World 11. Ertz was member of the 2015 World 11, while Krieger was voted in the 2016 World 11.
- Only 24 players from the 2017 list of 55 return.
- Camille Abily and Irene Paredes, who were both on the 2017 World 11, are not on this year’s list of 55. Abily has quit her career.
- The following players did also not make this year’s shortlist: Katarzyna Kiedrzynek, Sandra Panos , Andreea Paraluta, Almuth Schult, Anouk Dekker, Kristin Demann, Natalia Gaitan, Tuija Hyyrynen, Alanna Kennedy, Ashley Lawrence, Elena Linari, Babett Peter, Ali Riley, Line Roddik Hansen, Sandra Zigic, Karen Carney, Sara Bjork Gunnarsdottir, Victoria Losada, Silvia Meseguer, Alice Parisi, Caroline Seger, Caroline Weir, Barbara Bonansea, Deyna Castellanos, Nadia Nadim, Ewa Pajor, Laura Rus, Shanice van de Sanden, Jodie Taylor.
- The USA is the country with the most players on the list (14), followed by England and World Cup runners-up The Netherlands, who both have 7 players.
- Olympique Lyonnais is the club with by far most players on the list (13), followed by Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain with both 4 players.
- 18 players have been voted on all three previous lists of 55: Bronze, Buchanan, Fischer, Harder, Hegerberg, Henry, Hermoso, Houghton, Kumagai, Le Sommer, Lindahl, Lloyd, Majri, Marozsan, Miedema, Morgan and Renard.
- The 2017 FIFPRO World 11 was: Hedvig Lindahl; Lucy Bronze, Nilla Fischer, Irene Paredes, Wendie Renard; Camille Abily, Dzsenifer Marozsan, Marta; Pernille Harder, Lieke Martens and Alex Morgan.