The best eleven players in each position for 2016 were selected by players’ vote organized by international union FIFPro and announced at FIFA Football Awards 2016 ceremony held at the Swiss TV studio in Zurich, Switzerland, Monday night.
Spanish La Liga accounted for nine of the 11 players in the FIFPro team of the year with Ronaldo and Messi headlining a star-studded line-up.
Ronaldo was joined by Real team-mates Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric while the side comprised four Barcelona players with Gerard Pique, Andres Iniesta and Luis Suarez joining Messi.
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, was the only player from the Bundesliga named in the FIFPro World 11 for the fourth year running.
Juventus defender Dani Alves was included for a sixth time having helped Barca to a league and cup double before leaving the Camp Nou for Italy in the summer of 2016.
The full list: Manuel Neuer (Germany, Bayern Munich); Dani Alves (Brazil, Barcelona/Juventus), Sergio Ramos (Spain, Real Madrid), Gerard Pique (Spain, Barcelona), Marcelo (Brazil, Real Madrid); Toni Kroos (Germany, Real Madrid), Andres Iniesta (Spain, Barcelona), Luka Modric (Croatia, Real Madrid); Messi( Argentina,
Barcelona) Luis Suarez (Uruguay, Barcelona), Ronaldo (Portugal, Real Madrid).
—FIFA FIFPro World 11 (@World11) January 9, 2017