10 Barça nominees for l’Onze Mondial FIFA/FIFPro 2012

10 Barça nominees for l’Onze Mondial FIFA/FIFPro 2012

L’Onze Mondial FIFA/FIFPro 2012 is an award that honors the best 11 players during the past year selected by fellow professional footballers globally.

FC Barcelona has 10 total nominees: 5 defenders, 4 midfielders, and 1 forward.  That is the most players of any team in Europe.  Below are the nominees per category:

Defenders:

FC Barcelona: Jordi Alba, Dani Alves, Javier Mascherano, Carles Puyol  and Gerard Piqué
Chelsea: Ashley Cole, David Luiz, John Terry, and Branislav Ivanovic
Manchester United: Patrice Evra, Rio Ferdinand
Real Madrid: Marcelo, Pepe, and Sergio Ramos
Manchester City: Vincent Kompany
Tottenham Hotspur: Gareth Bale
Juventus: Giorgio Chiellini
Borussia Dortmund: Mats Hummels
Bayern Munich: Philipp Lahm
Paris St-Germain: Thiago Silva

Midfielders:

FC Barcelona: Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Cesc Fàbregas, and Sergio Busquets
Real Madrid: Xabi Alonso, Luka Modric and Mesut Özil
Bayern Munich: Bastian Schweinsteiger and Franc Ribery
Manchester City: Touré Yaya and David Silva
Chelsea: Eden Hazard and Frank Lampard
Juventus: Andrea Pirlo
Liverpool: Steven Gerrard

Forwards:

FC Barcelona: Lionel Messi
Manchester City: Sergio Agüero and Mario Balotelli
Manchester United: Robin Van Persie andWayne Rooney
Real Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema
AS Napoli: Edinson Cavani
FC Shanghai Shenhua: Didier Drogba
FC Anzhi: Samuel Eto’o
Atlético de Madrid: Radamel Falcao
Bayern Munich: Mario Gómez
Paris St-Germain: Zlatan Ibrahimovic
FC Santos: Neymar
Liverpool: Luis Suárez

Source: fcbarcelona.com; Image: FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images