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Dele Alli Is Somehow Included In FIFA's FIFPRO Men's World XI Shortlist

Josh Lawless

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Dele Alli Is Somehow Included In FIFA's FIFPRO Men's World XI Shortlist

Fans can't quite believe how Dele Alli has been included in FIFA's FIFPRO Men's World XI shortlist.

The 55-man list was voted for by professional footballers all around the world, with players asked to vote for the best goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and forwards in 2020.

And Spurs man Alli has made the cut for the first time despite arguably the worst year of his career thus far.

Image: PA
Image: PA

The MK Dons youth product has scored just two Premier League goals this year and hasn't featured in the league since October after falling out of favour under Jose Mourinho.

Alli has well and truly lost his place in Gareth Southgate's England squad and has made just three starts for Spurs this season - having had to make do with game-time in the Europa League and Carabao Cup.


And Alli's inclusion has caused quite a stir with football fans, who can't believe how he's managed to get a look-in.

Alli's Spurs teammates Heung Min-Son, Harry Kane, Hugo Lloris and Toby Alderweireld have all been shortlisted.

Eleven Bayern Munich players have deservedly been included after their historic treble win last term - though Philippe Coutinho and Thiago Alcantara are now playing their trade with Liverpool and Barcelona respectively.

Alphonso Davies, Serge Gnabry, Bruno Fernandes, Jordan Henderson and Erling Haaland are among the new faces on the list, with the likes of Paul Pogba, Eden Hazard Raheem Sterling and Luis Suarez notable omissions.

The FIFA FIFPro World XI will be announced on 17 December. Here is the shortlist in full:


Alisson Becker (Liverpool FC, Brazil)
Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid, Belgium)
David De Gea (Manchester United, Spain)
Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan, Italy)
Moraes Ederson (Manchester City, Brazil)
Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur, France)
Keylor Navas (Paris Saint-Germain, Costa Rica)
Manuel Neuer (FC Bayern Munich, Germany)
Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid, Slovenia)
Marc-Andre ter Stegen (FC Barcelona, Germany)


David Alaba (FC Bayern Munich, Austria)
Jordi Alba (FC Barcelona, Spain)
Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur, Belgium)
Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool FC, England)
Dani Alves (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Jerome Boateng (FC Bayern Munich, Germany)
Alphonso Davies (FC Bayern Munich, Canada)
Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool FC, The Netherlands)
Kalidou Koulibaly (SSC Napoli, Senegal)
Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus FC, The Netherlands)
Marcelo (Real Madrid, Brazil)
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid, Spain)
Andrew Robertson (Liverpool FC, Scotland)
Thiago Silva (Chelsea, Brazil)
Raphael Varane (Real Madrid, France)


Thiago Alcantara (FC Bayern Munich, now Liverpool), Spain)
Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur, England)
Sergio Busquets (FC Barcelona, Spain)
Casemiro (Real Madrid, Brazil)
Philippe Coutinho (FC Bayern Munich, now FC Barcelona, Brazil)
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City, Belgium)
Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United, Portugal)
Leon Goretzka (FC Bayern Munich, Germany)
Jordan Henderson (Liverpool FC, England)
Frenkie de Jong (FC Barcelona, The Netherlands)
N'Golo Kante (Chelsea FC, France)
Toni Kroos (Real Madrid, Germany)
Joshua Kimmich (FC Bayern Munich, Germany)
Luka Modric (Real Madrid, Croatia)
Thomas Muller (FC Bayern Munich, Germany)


Sergio Aguero (Manchester City, Argentina)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal, Gabon)
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid, France)
Serge Gnabry (FC Bayern Munich, Germany)
Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund, Norway)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan, Sweden)
Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur, England)
Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern Munich, Poland)
Sadio Mane (Liverpool FC, Senegal)
Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain, France)
Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona, Argentina)
Neymar Junior (Paris Saint-Germain, Brazil)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus, Portugal)
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool FC, Egypt)
Heung-Min Son (Tottenham Hotspur, South-Korea)

Topics: Spurs, Football News, Tottenham Hotspur, Football, Dele Alli

Josh Lawless
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