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Five Premier League players make the FIFA World XI

Messi – officially good at footer


In the least shocking turn of events since Eddie Izzard turned up in a dress and declared “I’m actually a man!”, to a rousing response of “yes, we can tell!”, Lionel Messi ran away with the FIFA World Player of the Year award.

It was never really in doubt, and you can enjoy some footage of his dazzling feet after the jump.

There was a feather in the cap for the Premier League, however, as the greatest compiled team on the planet this year featured five stars from these shores. Here’s how it lined up:

Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), John Terry (Chelsea), Nemanja Vidic (Man United), Patrice Evra (Man United), Xavi (Barcelona), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Fernando Torres (Liverpool)

6 responses so far
  • Roberto Mancini // December 22, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Aaahhh what a nice time,my ideal Christmas shopping list!

  • DKB07 // December 22, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    +1 from Chelsea

  • DKB07 // December 22, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    Watch out .. Mancini will be looking at this list .. its his Christmas shopping list!

  • DKB07 // December 22, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    LOL.. the whole team is either from
    Man United
    Real Madrid
    8th place Liverpool :D

  • Brent // December 22, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    5 and a half players, actually. Ronaldo was a United player for the first half of this year.

  • Mark the Manc // December 22, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Whole team is a joke.

    Where is Giggs?

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