Best Fifa Football Awards 2019: Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Bernardo Silva make alternative world XI

Lionel Messi beat Virgil Van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo to the main men’s award but the Fifpro World XI created some debate

Jack Rathborn
Tuesday 24 September 2019 10:31
Fifa Best Awards: Who made the shortlist?

The Best Fifa Football Awards 2019 are over as Lionel Messi surprisingly took home the best men’s player to upset Virgil Van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Liverpool and Juventus stars could at least take consolation from making the 2019 Fifa Fifpro World XI.

But there were some notable omissions, including Trent Alexander-Arnold, who has enjoyed a fine year for the European champions, but missed out as Sergio Ramos was selected as a right-back to make the team.

While Bernardo Silva also missed out despite Man City and Portugal’s success, with Eden Hazard selected as a midfielder.

Alisson, Sergio Ramos, Matthijs De Ligt, Virgil Van Dijk, Marcelo, Eden Hazard, Luka Modric, Frenkie De Jong, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe all made the final cut – but here is out alternative XI from those not selected from the final XI on the 55-man shortlist:

Who would you have picked for the world XI?

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