FIFPRO and FIFA have announced the 23 players who received the most votes for the 2021 FIFA FIFPRO Women’s World XI.
Despite having a stellar season with FC Barcelona, Asisat Oshoala missed out of the 23-woman squad picked by professional footballers worldwide.
However, Cameroonian international, Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene made her debut on the list becoming only the second African player to appear since Tabitha Chawinga in 2020.
This is the first time that FIFA and FIFPRO present a 23-player World XI squad, and the sixth edition since creating the vote for women players only in 2015.
The World XI squad includes 13 players who already have won a World XI award: Bonansea, Bright, Bronze, Buchanan, Cascarino, Endler, Harder, Lloyd, Marta, Miedema, Morgan, Rapinoe and Renard.
Spain and the United States are the countries with most players (3 each) in the World XI squad while Chelsea is the club with most selected players (5).
The 23 players in the World XI squad are:
🇩🇪 Laura Benkarth (Bayern München)
🇩🇪 Ann-Katrin Berger (Chelsea)
🇨🇱 Christiane Endler (Paris Saint-Germain/Olympique Lyonnais)
🏴 Millie Bright (Chelsea)
🏴 Lucy Bronze (Manchester City)
🇨🇦 Kadeisha Buchanan (Olympique Lyonnais)
🇦🇺 Ellie Carpenter (Olympique Lyonnais)
🇸🇪 Magdalena Eriksson (Chelsea)
🇪🇸 Irene Paredes (Barcelona)
🇫🇷 Wendie Renard (Olympique Lyonnais)
🇦🇷 Estefania Banini (Levante UD/Atlético de Madrid)
🇮🇹 Barbara Bonansea (Juventus)
🇪🇸 Aitana Bonmati (Barcelona)
🇫🇷 Delphine Cascarino (Olympique Lyonnais)
🇺🇸 Carli Lloyd (NJ/NY Gotham)
🇪🇸 Alexia Putellas (Barcelona)
🇩🇰 Pernille Harder (Chelsea)
🇦🇺 Samantha Kerr (Chelsea)
🇧🇷 Marta (Orlando Pride)
🇳🇱 Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal)
🇺🇸 Alex Morgan (Tottenham Hotspur/Orlando Pride, San Diego Wave)
🇨🇲 Gabrielle Onguene (CSKA)
🇺🇸 Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign)