The FIFA/FIFPro World XI for 2012 was revealed at the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2012 Gala held in Zurich on 7 January. Over 50,000 professional players participated in voting for the award, which recognizes the best 11 players of the year. “What could be more satisfying than being selected by colleagues from other teams and other leagues?” Said Xavi, one of five Barcelona players named in the World XI for 2012.
FIFA.com Club member got to participate in all the tension and excitement surrounding the award by predicting their personal Top 11 for 2012 by playing our annual FIFA/FIFPro World XI Predictor game. Over 54,000 Club Members participated in the prediction game, carefully navigating the list of 55-nominees and trying to predict the winning combination.
The following Club members managed to accurately predict all 11 players in the FIFA/FIFPro World XI 2012! Congratulations to the following 73 finalists:
Grand Prize draw
While all the above club members put in an incredible prediction performance, there can be, ultimately, only one winner of the FIFA/FIFPro World XI Predictor Grand Prize - a special FIFA Ballon d’Or 2012 jersey signed by ALL 11 members of the 2012 FIFA/FIFPro World XI!
Follow @fifacomclub on Twitter closely next week to find out the result of the Grand Prize draw! All 73 of the above names will go into the draw and we will randomly select one name for the prize. Good luck to all our finalists!
The FIFA/FIFPro World XI for 2012 is: Iker Casillas (goalkeeper); Sergio Ramos, Gerard Pique, Daniel Alves, Marcelo (defenders); Xabi Alonso, Xavi, Andres Iniesta (midfielders); Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Radamel Falcao (forwards).