FIFA World XI 2011: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo Headline The Group

The FIFA/FIFPro World XI was the first award announced at the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2011 gala, with Pele introducing the award. The World XI incredibly contained players from only three teams, though it was obvious that those three teams were the best three in the world last season. Manchester United have two representatives in the team, while four Real Madrid players and an astonishing five Barcelona players made the team.

FIFA / FIFPro World XI 2011

GK Iker Casillas; DF Daniel Alves, DF Gerard Pique, DF Sergio Ramos, DF Nemanja Vidic; MF Andres Iniesta, MF Xabi Alonso, MF Xavi; FW Cristiano Ronaldo, FW Lionel Messi, FW Wayne Rooney

The Real Madrid players were not able to attend, as they play a Copa Del Rey match away to Malaga on Tuesday. Zinedine Zidane, France and Real Madrid legend, was in attendance to collect the awards for the players who were unable to attend.

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