Six Barça players have been chosen as part of the FIFAPro World XI 2010. The club provides more than half the team, with Puyol, Piqué, Iniesta, Xavi, Messi and Villa all selected.
The announcement was made during the ceremony for the FIFA Ballon d’Oro held in Zurich this evening.
Zurich honours Barça
With the Ballon D’Oro already decided as going to a Barça player, the announcement of the Club’s dominance of the FIFAPro World XI merely confirmed the hegemony of Barça’s wonderful philosophy of football.
Good relationship key
On stage surrounded by the other selected 10 players, Gerard Piqué put his finger on the key to the Barça players’ success, commenting: “when we are on the pitch you can see the good relationship we all have between us”.
Ballot amongst players
Since 2009, FIFA and FIFPro have organised a secret vote amongst more than 50,000 professional players from the players unions throughout the world to decide on an ideal XI.
This year’s eleven players chosen were:
Defenders: Maicon, Lucio, Puyol, Piqué
Midfielders: Xavi, Sneijder, Iniesta
Forwards: Messi, Villa, Cristiano Ronaldo