Manchester United and France’s Paul Pogba, Barcelona’s Neymar Jr. and Italian legendary goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon have all been omitted from the 2016 FIFA FIFPro World 11.
According to Goal, Pogba, who helped France reach the final of the Euro 2016 and later made a world record move from Juventus to Manchester United last summer missed out on the XI by just two votes.
Also Buffon who enjoyed a brilliant 2016 failed to make the XI and was voted the second-best goalkeeper in the world.
Brazilian playmaker, Neymar won a domestic double with Barcelona and a gold medal at the Olympic Games with his country, but three other forwards finished above him in the poll.
The 2016 FIFA FIFPro World xI will be revealed in full at The Best FIFA Football Awards in Zurich, Switzerland on Monday evening.
FIFPro is the worldwide representative organisation for all professional footballers.
A total of 26,516 players from 69 countries voted for the FIFA FIFPro 11 – just 14 short of last year’s record amount of 26,530 votes.
Each professional is entitled a vote through FIFPro’s global network of player associations and the FIFA FIFPro 11 has been chosen annually since 2005.
The final line-up is arranged in a 4-3-3 formation.
Last year, players such as Manuel Neuer; Dani Alves, Sergio Ramos, Thiago Silva, Marcelo; Paul Pogba, Luka Modric, Andres Iniesta; Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar made the FIFPro 11.