Bayern & Barca dominate Fifpro XI

Ballon d’Or hopefuls Franck Ribery, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have all been included, as have Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Champions League winners Bayern Munich and Liga champions Barcelona dominate the Fifpro XI for 2013, with Ballon d’Or nominees Franck Ribery and Lionel Messi making the cut.

Manuel Neuer is the first of the Bavarians’ treble winners to be named, taking the place in goal previously dominated by Iker Casillas.

Roten skipper Philipp Lahm and Barca stalwart Dani Alves are the two full-backs, with Thiago Silva and Sergio Ramos of Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid respectively at the heart of defence.

Ribery forms part of a three-man midfield with Blaugrana duo Xavi and Andres Iniesta, both key figures in the team who coasted to Primera Division glory last term.

The final member of the Barca contingent is Messi, who takes his place on the right of a three-man attack also starring Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who fired Paris Saint-Germain to their first Ligue 1 title in 19 years last term.

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