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11/01/2016

With four players each from Barcelona and Real Madrid, the Spanish giants combined to put eight players on the 2015 FIFPro World XI.

The team, announced on Monday at the Ballon d'Or ceremony in Zurich, featured Lionel Messi, Neymar, Dani Alves and Andres Iniesta from Barcelona, while Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcelo, Sergio Ramos and Luka Modric represented Real Madrid.

Also on the team were Paul Pogba of Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain's Thiago Silva and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.

Over the last six seasons, 47 of the 66 players selected to the World's eleven best players have come from La Liga, 40 more than the Bundesliga, the next most-represented league.

2015 FIFPro World XI

Goalkeeper: Manuel Neuer

Defenders: Thiago Silva, Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Dani Alves

Midfielders: Andres Iniesta, Luka Modric, Paul Pogba

Forwards: Neymar, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo

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