Barça have been the team providing most players to the World XI for the last eight years
Leo Messi has appeared in each of the last seven selections and Xavi in the last six
Dani Alves, Xavi Hernández, Andrés Iniesta and Leo Messi were yesterday name as part of the FIFA/FIFPro World XI 2013 - a team chosen by more than 50,000 players from around the globe. With four players in teh side, Barça were once again teh Club with most representatives - something that has happened in each of the last eight years (though they shared that honour with Real Madrid in 2012, when both sides provided 5 players each).
Messi has formed part of the World XI in each of the last seven seasons, whilst Xavi and Iniesta have appeared in teh last 6 and 5 respectively.
Here is a complete list of quests són els representants del Barça a la història del FIFA/FIFPro World XI:
2005: Eto’o and Ronaldinho.
2006: Zambrotta, Thuram, Eto’o and Ronaldinho.
2007: Puyol, Messi and Ronaldinho.
2008: Puyol, Xavi and Messi.
2009: Alves, Xavi, Iniesta and Messi.
2010: Puyol, Piqué, Xavi, Iniesta, Messi and Villa.
2011: Alves, Piqué, Xavi, Iniesta and Messi.
2012: Alves, Piqué, Xavi, Iniesta and Messi.
2013: Alves, Xavi, Iniesta and Messi.