FIFA and players union announce defender shortlist

The worldwide players’ union FIFPro and FIFA have announced the 20 defenders shortlisted for the FIFA FIFPro World XI 2012.

These are part of the 55-player final shortlist to be revealed at a press conference in São Paulo on 29 November 2012.

The five-goalkeeper shortlist was made known a few days ago, and the 15 midfielders and 15 forwards will be announced and published on FIFA.com on 26 and 29 November respectively.

The defender shortlist is: (home country, club)

Jordi Alba (Spain, Barcelona); Gareth Bale (Wales, Tottenham Hotspur); Giorgio Chiellini (Italy, Juventus); Ashley Cole (England, Chelsea); Dani Alves (Brazil, Barcelona); David Luiz (Brazil, Chelsea); Patrice Evra (France, Manchester United); Rio Ferdinand (England, Manchester United); Mats Hummels (Germany, Borussia Dortmund); Branislav Ivanovic (Serbia, Chelsea); Vincent Kompany (Belgium, Manchester City); Philipp Lahm (Germany, Bayern Munich), Marcelo (Brazil, Real Madrid); Javier Mascherano (Argentina, Barcelona); Pepe (Portugal, Real Madrid); Gerard Piqué (Spain, Barcelona); Carles Puyol (Spain, Barcelona); Sergio Ramos (Spain, Real Madrid); John Terry (England, Chelsea); Thiago Silva (Brazil, Paris St-Germain).

 
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