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From Cristiano Ronaldo to Sergio Ramos, Real Madrid get 5 players in FIFA World XI

Cristiano Ronaldo, FIFA Player of the Year, is joined by Real Madrid C.F. club-mates Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Marcelo and Sergio Ramos in the FIFA FIFpro World XI which also includes FIFA’s goalkeeper of the year, Gianluigi Buffon.

football Updated: Oct 24, 2017 19:39 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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British actor Idris Elba, host of the 2017 Best FIFA football awards, clicks a selfie with FIFA FIFpro World XI team members -- Real Madrid C.F.’s Cristiano Ronaldo, FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi , Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), AC Milan defender Leonardo Bonucci, Marcelo (Real Madrid), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Paris Saint-Germain defender Dani Alves, Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, FC Barcelona’s Andrés Iniesta, Neymar (PSG) and Luca Modric Real Madrid.(AFP)

Real Madrid C.F., who won both La Liga and the Champions League last season, swept a major chunk of awards at the 2017 Best FIFA football awards in a star-studded ceremony in London on Monday night.

The Spanish giant’s all-conquering campaign was also recognised in the FIFPro team that was announced. The star-studded team featured Cristiano Ronaldo, who collected his fifth Men’s Player of the Year award on Monday.

The Portuguese ace has scored 44 goals in 48 games for club and country so far this calendar year, including two in a 4-1 Champions League final win over Juventus in Cardiff on June 3.

Ronaldo saw off competition from longstanding FC Barcelona rival Lionel Messi and Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar, the world’s most expensive player.

Ronaldo is joined by Real Madrid club-mates Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Marcelo and Sergio Ramos. The FIFA XI also included FIFA’s goalkeeper of the year, Gianluigi Buffon.

AC Milan’s Leonardo Bonucci and PSG’s Dani Alves were in the defence, with FC Barcelona playmaker Andres Iniesta in a side also featuring Lionel Messi and Neymar.

Here is the official FIFA FIFPro World XI:

Goalkeeper: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus)

Defenders: Dani Alves (Juventus), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Marcelo (Real Madrid)

Midfielders: Andres Iniesta (FC Barcelona), Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid)

Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona), Neymar (FC Barcelona)

First Published: Oct 24, 2017 19:12 IST