FIFPro World XI: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in team of 2015
By Simeon Gholam
Last Updated: 12/01/16 8:27am
FIFA have announced the FIFPro XI of the year for 2015 and the line-up is dominated by players from La Liga.
Of the 11 players named at the Ballon d'Or ceremony, eight come from the Spanish top flight, with four from Barcelona and four for Real Madrid.
There were no Premier League players included, but there was one representative each from Serie A, Ligue 1 and the Bundesliga.
Here is the team:
GOALKEEPER: Manuel Neuer, Bayern Munich
It was another standout year for the Bayern Munich stopper, who again lifted the Bundesliga title in May. Neuer has also helped Pep Guardiola's side to an eight-point lead at the halfway mark of this season.
RIGHT-BACK: Dani Alves, Barcelona
Alves has been rejuvenated this year and the Brazilian is the first of four representatives from Barcelona's treble-winning side of 2014/15.
LEFT-BACK: Marcelo, Real Madrid
Marcelo celebrated passing the 300-appearance mark for Real Madrid in 2015 and again has proved himself to be among the standout full-backs in Europe.
CENTRE-BACK: Thiago Silva, Paris Saint-Germain
Silva captained Paris Saint-Germain to a third consecutive Ligue 1 title, a French Cup and has helped them build a remarkable 20-point gap at the top of the French top flight this season.
CENTRE-BACK: Sergio Ramos, Real Madrid
Ramos took over from Iker Casillas as the captain of Real Madrid and has had another impressive year personally with the club.
CENTRAL MIDFIELD: Paul Pogba, Juventus
Last year saw Pogba become one of the most sought-after players in Europe after helping Juventus secure a fourth consecutive Serie A title as well as reaching the Champions League final.
CENTRAL MIDFIELD: Andres Iniesta, Barcelona
Another to take the armband from a club legend, Iniesta replaced Xavi as Barcelona's captain in the summer after helping the club to the treble last season and the Club World Cup last month.
CENTRAL MIDFIELD: Luka Modric, Real Madrid
Modric has proven himself to be one of the top creative midfielders in the world again in Real Madrid's engine room in 2015.
FORWARD: Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid
Ronaldo continued his remarkable scoring run for yet another year in 2015, managing 54 goals in 52 appearances as well as becoming the top-scoring player in Champions League history.
FORWARD: Lionel Messi, Barcelona
It was another incredible year for Messi as Barcelona swept all before them. He also proved his adaptability again as he transitioned from the club's spearhead to becoming part of a lethal attacking trident for Luis Enrique's side.
FORWARD: Neymar, Barcelona
Messi's team-mate Neymar is also on the list after a stunning year in 2015 that saw him prove himself as one of the best players in the world and score in the Champions League final as Barcelona beat Juventus in June.