João Cancelo named in 2022 FIFA FIFPRO World 11
Congratulations to João Cancelo, who has been named in the FIFA FIFPRO World 11 for 2022. It’s the first time the Bayern full-back has been named in the best XI in the world, as announced at this year’s The Best FIFA Football Awards in Paris on Monday. The Portugal international is joined in the team by Thibaut Courtois, Achraf Hakimi, Virgil van Dijk, Kevin De Bruyne, Luka Modric, Casemiro, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Karim Benzema and Erling Haaland.
Voted by fellow players
According to FIFA, the FIFPRO World 11 is the “only global player award decided exclusively by footballers. The World 11 depicts the most outstanding footballers in the current game”. A team has been named annually since 2005. Cancelo, who is on loan at Bayern from Manchester City, is the 16th FCB player to be represented in the World 11.
Cancelo and Bayern managed an important win in the Bundesliga on Sunday: