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5 players missing from the FIFPro XI nominees

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4.92K   //    25 Sep 2017, 14:20 IST

How did these players not make the list?
How did these players not make the list?

The nominees for the FIFA FIFPro World XI were released last week. The list represents a showcase of the best talents in the world, showing who’s the cream of the crop. Fifty-five players will be whittled down to 11, as the eleven best players on the globe will be decided. The official World Pro XI is set to finally be announced on the 23rd of October. The list was voted for by 25,000 professional players across the world.

The 55-man list has the obvious suspects such as; Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar, the undisputed elite figures in world football today. Fifty-five players may seem like a lot now, but somehow there have been a lot glaring omissions from the shortlist.

Here are Top 5 players missing from the World Pro XI nominees:

#5 Gonzalo Higuain

Juventus v Torino FC - Serie A
Higuain has scored 185 club goals in his career

As the crown jewel of a Juventus side that just won its sixth consecutive Serie A title, Gonzalo Higuain was somehow excluded from the “world’s best.” Scoring 32 goals in all competitions is no easy feat and without Higuain, Juventus wouldn’t have been as successful as they were.

He may have cost the Serie A champions £75 million, but Higuain has been worth every penny, as he’s delivered on the biggest of stages, consistently.

Gonzalo Higuain is a clinical goalscorer who also brings in other players into the game. He connects well with others and ensures everybody’s on the same wavelength.

He’s basically the glue that holds Juventus’ attack together and his influence is unrivalled. 

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