The FIFA Ballon d'Or 2011 promises to be an evening of style and surprises
as the best players and coaches for the past year are recognized for their achievements.

One of the many awards that will be handed out at Zurich’s Kongresshaus on 9 January 2012 is the award for the FIFA/FIFPro World XI. Over 50,000 professional football players from across the globe submit their votes for the top 11 footballers of the year. Now you can join the excitement of selecting the best footballers of the year!

Play the FIFA/FIFPro World XI Predictor!
From 1 December-9 January you can submit your predictions for the 11 players that will be named in the FIFA/FIFPro World XI for 2011. Simply select your top 11 players from the shortlist of 55 players before the deadline. The official FIFA/FIFPro World XI will be announced at the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2011 Gala. If you predict the final World XI correctly, you could win an incredible Grand Prize!

What is the FIFA/FIFPro World XI?
Every year, from 2005 to 2008, FIFPro have announced a World XI based on voting by over 50,000 professional footballers from all over the globe. In 2009, FIFA and FIFPro joined forces to honour the best 11 footballers of the year. Every professional player that takes part in voting is requested to pick:
As the votes are counted a shortlist of 55 players is released prior to the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala. The FIFA/FIFPro World XI for 2011, voted for by the players for the players, is presented to the world at the Gala. 2011 will see the third edition of the prestigious award handed out.

When can I play the FIFA/FIFPro World XI Predictor?
The FIFA/FIFPro World XI Predictor starts on 1 December and ends at noon CET, 9 January. Only entries that correctly predicted the official FIFA/FIFPro World XI will go into the Grand Prize Draw. The Prize Draw will be held shortly after the official announcement of the FIFA/FIFPro World XI. The winner will be announced on FIFA.com after 9 January 2012.

Grand Prize
One lucky winner will receive an exclusive FIFA/FIFPro football jersey signed by several of the World XI for 2011!

  • one goalkeeper
  • four defenders
  • three midfielders
  • three strikers