For the first time in his history, the IFFHS has proceeded to a vote from his 91 members around the World and from all continents to establish THE IFFHS MEN WORLD TEAM OF THE YEAR.
Real Madrid CF was the great winner of this vote with 5 players and 1 coach in the World Team and 2 substitutes. The domination of Real was total before FC Barcelona ( 1 player and 3 substitutes), FC Bayern München (3 substitutes), Paris SG (2 players in the World team) and Juventus FC (1 player and 1 substitute).
Brazil had the most players in the World Team (3) before Italy (2), but Spain has the most representation with 1 player and 4 substitutes before Germany (1 player and 3 substitutes).
5 times BALLON D’OR winners Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo had the most votes of all players before Sergio Ramos, the captain of Real Madrid CF. The 3 IFFHS Award Winners 2017, Gianluigi Buffon (Goalkeeper), Lionel Messi (Playmaker) and Zinedine Zidane (Club Coach) were voted for the IFFHS Men World team 2017.
IFFHS MEN WORLD TEAM OF THE YEAR 2017
Gianluigi BUFFON (Italy/Juventus FC) 52% votes
Dani ALVES (Brazil/Juventus FC/Paris SG) 48%
Sergio RAMOS (Spain/Real Madrid CF) 75%
Leonardo BONUCCI (Italy/Juventus FC/Milan AC) 41%
MARCELO Vieira Da Silva Junior(Brazil/Real Madrid CF) 70%
Luka MODRIC (Croatia/Real Madrid CF) 53%
Toni KROOS (Germany/Real Madrid CF) 46%
Kevin DE BRUYNE (Belgium/Manchester City FC) 37%
Cristiano RONALDO (Portugal/Real Madrid CF) 86%
Lionel MESSI (Argentina/FC Barcelona) 93%
NEYMAR Da Silva Santos Junior (Brazil/FC Barcelona/Paris SG) 62%
Zinedine ZIDANE (France/Real Madrid CF) 66%
Goalkeeper : Manuel NEUER (Germany/FC Bayern München) 13%
Defenders : Daniel CARBAJAL (Spain/Real Madrid CF) 13%
Gérard PIQUE (Spain/FC Barcelona) 21%
Diego GODIN (Uruguay/Atlético de Madrid) 20%
Mats HUMMELS (Germany/FC Bayern München) 16%
Midfielders : ISCO (Spain/Real Madrid CF) 13%
Andrès INIESTA (Spain/FC Barcelona) 26%
Paolo DYBALA (Argentina/FC Juventus) 13%
Forwards : Harry KANE (England/Tottenham Hotspur) 10%
Robert LEWANDOWSKI (Poland/FC Bayern München) 13%
Luis SUAREZ (Uruguay/FC Barcelona) 8%
Coach : Joaquim LÖW (Germany) 10%