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Liverpool’s Alisson was preferred to the best male goalkeeper in the final line-up, but his Bayern Munich teammate was included in the top three
Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski were named in the attack of the XI FIFA FIFPro 2020 Men’s World Cup, but Manuel Neuer was lost after the final vote.
Messi, Ronaldo and Lewandowski were all finalists for the FIFA Best Male Player award and, unsurprisingly, were included in the FIFPro Men’s World XI in Zurich on Thursday night.
The Barcelona captain enjoyed another excellent individual season at the Camp Nou, while his former rival helped Juve win their ninth consecutive Serie A crown and the star forward of Bayern Munich inspired Hansi Flick’s team to glory. of the Bundesliga, the Champions League and the DFB Cup.
The main surprise to the rest of the team was that Liverpool number 1 Alisson preferred Manuel Neuer in goal, as the Brazilian played a key role in the Merseyside team’s run to a first league title in 30 years. .
Neuer, captain of Bayern on the treble, had been named the best male goalkeeper in FIFA, beating Alisson and Atlético de Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak.
The German skipper had said: “It is one of the best years of my career, of course. We had so much confidence in our team and it is amazing what we have done in this year 2020, especially in the summer when we play together in Lisbon.” [in the Champions League]. “
Congratulations to all! Well deserved!
– FIFPRO (@FIFPro) December 17, 2020
In a team voted on by the players, Alisson was joined by Liverpool teammates Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk and Thiago Alcantara.
Thiago spent most of the year with Bayern, who were represented by Alphonso Davies and Joshua Kimmich, as well as Lewandowski.
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos and Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne rounded out the lineup, the former helping the Whites win a record 34 La Liga titles and the latter adding a third consecutive Carabao Cup champion medal. to your silverware collection. .
FIFA FIFPro Men’s World XI: Alisson; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Sergio Ramos, Alphonso Davies; Joshua Kimmich, Kevin De Bruyne, Thiago Alcantara; Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski, Cristiano Ronaldo.