The four players in the all-star team

Dani Alves, Xavi Hernández, Andrés Iniesta and Leo Messi are the four FC Barcelona players named in the 2013 FIFA/FIFPro World XI. It’s worth noting that the nominees to the team are firstly selected by more than 50,000 professional footballers, then a public vote determines the all-star team.

Here is the complete team: goalkeeper: Neuer (Bayern); defenders: Thiago Silva (PSG), Ramos (Real Madrid), Lahm (Bayern), Dani Alves (FC Barcelona); midfielders: Ribéry (Bayern), Iniesta and Xavi (FC Barcelona); forwards: Ibrahimovic (PSG), Ronaldo (Real Madrid), and Leo Messi (FC Barcelona). Barça are the Club with the most players in the all-star team, ahead of Bayern Munich (3), Real Madrid and PSG (2).

Of the four Barça players named in the team, only Andrés Iniesta was not able to attend the Gala. After he picked up a knock to his right knee on Saturday, the midfielder focused on his recovery at the Ciutat Esportiva this morning.

FC Barcelona had a total of 9 footballers among the 55 nominees. Víctor Valdés, Jordi Alba, Gerard Piqué, Sergio Busquets and Neymar Jr were not named in the FIFA/FIFPro World XI.