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The 10 players who have represented FC Barcelona in the FIFA FIFPro World XI

FC Barcelona enjoys the unique feat of having at least two representatives in each FIFA/FIFPro World XI since its inauguration in 2005, and this year's best eleven saw Leo Messi, Neymar Jr, Andres Iniesta and Dani Alves selected.

Messi leads the way

Unsurprisingly, the recently crowned Ballon d’Or Messi leads the way when it comes to being selected for the best team of the year, with nine appearances in the eleven editions.

Another frequently seen name on the team sheet is Iniesta, who has been in each side since 2009. Xavi has been present in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 while Alves has taken to the stage in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015.

Gerard Piqué (2010, 2011 and 2012) and Carles Puyol (2007, 2008 and 2010) have also been honoured as part of the best eleven of the year. In the earlier editions, past greats Ronaldinho (2005, 2006 and 2007) and Samuel Eto'o (2005 and 2006) represented the club. David Villa (2010) and Neymar (2015) have been chose on one occasion each, with the latter expected to add plenty more to his collection in the future.

Barça players in the FIFA/FIFPro World XI, year by year:

FIFPro World XI 2004/05

  • Goalkeeper: Dida (Brazil/Milan)
  • Defenders: Cafú (Brazil/Milan), Paolo Maldini (Italy/Milan), Alessandro Nesta (Italy/Milan), John Terry (England/Chelsea)
  • Midfielders: Frank Lampard (England/Chelsea), Claude Makélélé (France/Chelsea), Zinedine Zidane (France/Madrid)
  • Forwards: Samuel Eto'o (Cameroon/Barça), Ronaldinho (Brazil/Barcelona), Andrei Shevchenko (Ukraine/Milan)

FIFPro World XI 2005/06

  • Goalkeeper: Gianluigi Buffon
  • Defenders: Fabio Cannavaro, John Terry, Lilian Thuram, Gianluca Zambrotta
  • Midfielders: Andrea Pirlo, Kakà, Zinedine Zidane
  • Forwards: Thierry Henry, Samuel Eto'o, Ronaldinho

FIFPro World XI 2006/07

  • Goalkeeper: Gianluigi Buffon
  • Defenders: Fabio Cannavaro, John Terry, Alessandro Nesta, Carles Puyol
  • Midfielders: Kakà, Cristiano Ronaldo, Steven Gerrard
  • Forwards: Didier Drogba, Lionel Messi, Ronaldinho

FIFPro World XI 2007/08

  • Goalkeeper: Iker Casillas
  • Defenders: John Terry, Sergio Ramos, Rio Ferdinand, Carles Puyol
  • Midfielders: Kakà, Xavi Hernández, Steven Gerrard
  • Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Fernando Torres

FIFA FIFPro World XI 2009

  • Goalkeeper: Iker Casillas
  • Defenders: John Terry, Dani Alves, Patrice Evra, Nemaja Vidic
  • Midfielders: Steven Gerrard, Xavi Hernández, Andrés Iniesta
  • Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Fernando Torres

FIFA FIFPro World XI 2010

  • Goalkeeper: Iker Casillas
  • Defenders: Maicon, Lúcio, Gerard Piqué, Carles Puyol
  • Midfielders: Wesley Sneijder, Xavi Hernández, Andrés Iniesta
  • Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, David Villa

FIFA FIFPro World XI 2011

  • Goalkeeper: Iker Casillas
  • Defenders: Sergio Ramos, Nemadja Vidic, Gerard Piqué, Dani Alves
  • Midfielders: Xabi Alonso, Xavi Hernández, Andrés Iniesta
  • Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney

FIFA FIFPro World XI 2012

  • Goalkeeper: Iker Casillas
  • Defenders: Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Gerard Piqué, Dani Alves
  • Midfielders: Xabi Alonso, Xavi Hernández, Andrés Iniesta
  • Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Radamel Falcao

FIFA FIFPro World XI 2013

  • Goalkeeper: Manuel Neuer
  • Defenders: Sergio Ramos, Thiago Silva, Philipp Lahm, Dani Alves
  • Midfielders: Franck Ribéry, Xavi Hernández, Andrés Iniesta
  • Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic

FIFA FIFPro World XI 2014

  • Goalkeeper: Manuel Neuer
  • Defenders: Sergio Ramos, Thiago Silva, Philipp Lahm, David Luiz
  • Midfielders: Toni Kroos, Ángel Di María, Andrés Iniesta
  • Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Arjen Robben

FIFA FIFPro World XI 2015

  • Goalkeeper: Manuel Neuer
  • Defenders: Sergio Ramos, Thiago Silva, Marcelo, Dani Alves
  • Midfielders: Luka Modric, Paul Pogba, Andrés Iniesta
  • Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr
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