FIFPro


The Fédération Internationale des Associations de Footballeurs Professionnels (English: International Federation of Professional Footballers), generally referred to as FIFPro, is the worldwide representative organisation for 65,000 professional footballers. FIFPro, with its global headquarters in Hoofddorp, Netherlands, is made up of 67 national players' associations. In addition, there are five candidate members and eight observers.[1] Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have the most appearances in the FIFPro World11 with 14 each, whereas Sergio Ramos has had 11 appearances occupying the second place.

FIFPro World Players' Union
AbbreviationFIFPro
Formation15 December 1965; 55 years ago (1965-12-15)
TypeProfessional football player organisation
Location
Region served
Worldwide
Membership
67 full members[1]
Official language
English, French, Spanish
President
Phillipe Piat
AffiliationsFIFA (since 2009)
Websitewww.fifpro.org

History


On 15 December 1965, representatives of the French, Scottish, English, Italian and Dutch players' associations met in Paris, with the objective of setting up an international federation for footballers. In the second half of June 1966, the first FIFPro congress took place in London, just before the start of the World Championship. The articles of association of FIFPro were thereby adopted and the objectives accurately laid down. FIFPro was responsible for increasing the solidarity between professional footballers and players' associations. FIFPro tried to offer the players' associations or other interest associations the means for mutual consultation and co-operation to achieve their objectives. In addition, it wished to co-ordinate the activities of the different affiliated groups in order to promote the interests of all professional footballers. Indeed, FIFPro likewise had in mind propagating and defending the rights of professional footballers. The emphasis was thereby laid on the freedom of the football player to be able to choose the club of his choice at the end of his contract. It was likewise laid down that FIFPro would be helpful in every required area for setting up interest associations. These are objectives which still apply to this day.

It was originally laid down that a congress would be held once every four years at a minimum – prior to the World Championship. The congress had to uphold the course set out and with a two-thirds majority vote. The congress is still the most important organ of FIFPro to this very day. It soon appeared that it was necessary to organize a congress annually, and not to limit this to once every four years. Many congresses have been held in the meantime, such as for example in 1978 in Madrid and in 1979 in Athens and Venice. In the eighties and nineties many memorable congresses have been organized in almost all the large European cities, such as Paris, Athens, Milan, Manchester, Zürich, Ghent, Lisbon, Edinburgh, Copenhagen, Tel Aviv, Rome, Johannesburg, Barcelona, Santiago and Budapest. The latest congress was in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in November 2010.

The objectives of FIFPro also mean that not only FIFA applied as a talking partner. UEFA in particular, but also the European parliament and the European Commission appeared to be important points of approach. The national federations also started to become increasingly aware that, in addition to the national players' association, the international trade union FIFPro also played its role.

In recent years, FIFPro has grown from a European organization into a global network. The FIFPro has done much to support countries on other continents – Asia/Oceania, Africa and South America – in their efforts to set up players' associations. In October 2012, FIFPro welcomed the footballers' associations of Croatia, Czech Republic, Montenegro and Ukraine as its newest members.

In 2013, FIFPro launched a legal challenge against the transfer system.[2][3][4][5] FIFPro president Phillipe Piat said "the transfer system fails 99% of players around the world, it fails football as an industry and it fails the world's most beloved game". According to FIFPro's European president Bobby Barnes, 28% of the money from a transfer fee is paid to agents,[3] and that many players are not paid on time or at all.[3][4] He claims this leads to these players being "vulnerable targets of crime syndicates, who instigate match-fixing and threaten the very existence of credible football competitions".[2] Writing for the BBC, Matt Slater said "professional footballers do not enjoy the same freedoms that almost every other EU worker does",[5] and that "players look at US sport, and wonder why their career prospects are still constrained by transfer fees and compensation costs". Barnes argues that "the system encourages speculative, unsustainable, immoral and illegal investment models like third-party ownership of players".[4]

Current board


The FIFPro board consists of eleven members, including president Philippe Piat, for the term 2013–2017. He has been president since the FIFPro congress in Ljubljana in October 2013.[6] The board members are:[7]

  • President: Philippe Piat (UNFP, France)
  • Vice-President (2019): Francis Awaritefe (Australia)[8]
  • Board members Bobby Barnes (PFA, England), Louis Everard (VVCS, Netherlands), Leonardo Grosso (AIC, Italy), Mads Øland, (Spillerforeningen, Denmark), Fernando Revilla (SAFAP, Peru), Luis Rubiales (AFE, Spain), Dejan Stefanovic (SPINS, Slovenia),
  • General-Secretary: Jonas Baer-Hoffmann (Germany)[9]

In 1998, for the first time in FIFPro history, a board member was elected by the General Assembly.

Members


Founded on 15 December 1965, FIFPro has 63 full members, 1 special member, 4 candidate members and 6 observers.[10][11][12][13] Upon graduation to the next level, new members sign an affiliation agreement that promotes loyalty, integrity and fairness as well as principles of good governance, including open and transparent communications, democratic processes, checks and balances, solidarity and corporate social responsibility. Of note, Brazil and Germany are not members of FIFPro in spite of their standing in football.

Full members

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Bulgaria
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • DR Congo
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • England
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Indonesia
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Scotland
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
  • Zimbabwe

Candidate members

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Slovakia
  • Zambia

Observers

Awards


Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have the most appearances in the FIFPro World11, with 14 each.

Each year since 2005, FIFPro invited all professional men's footballers in the world to compose the best men's team of the year, named the FIFPro World11 (also known as the FIFPro World XI). Every player was requested to pick one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards.[14] In 2009, the world players' union joined hands with FIFA. While the format remained the same, the award name changed to the FIFA FIFPro World11. This became the only team award picked by all professional footballers worldwide.

Each year in September, approximately 45,000 voting ballots are sent out to professional footballers' associations that are FIFPro members or candidate members, who are then asked to distribute the forms among all professional footballers in their countries. In October these are returned to FIFPro's head office. At the end of November, FIFPro and FIFA together announce the 55-player shortlist, consisting of 5 goalkeepers, 20 defenders, 15 midfielders and 15 forwards.[15] In January the votes are counted, and the 11-man FIFA FIFPro World11 is revealed at The Best FIFA Football Awards (formerly the FIFA Ballon d'Or) ceremony in Zürich, Switzerland.[15]

From 2005 until 2008, FIFPro also asked the footballers to choose the FIFPro Player of the Year. From 2009 on, the election for FIFPro Player of the Year merged with the FIFA World Player of the Year, and in 2010 combined with France Football's Ballon d'Or into one award, the FIFA Ballon d'Or.[16]

In 2014, FIFPro launched a women's football committee.[17] In February 2016, the FIFPro Women's World11 was launched.[18] Players of 33 different nationalities in over 20 countries participated in voting for one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards.[19] In 2019, FIFPro announced that, like with the men's award, the Women's award was merging with FIFA to become the FIFA FIFPro Women's World11, and would be announced and presented to the players at FIFA's annual The Best award ceremony.[20]

FIFA FIFPro Men's World11

Winners

Players marked bold won the FIFA World Player of the Year (2005–2009), the FIFA Ballon d'Or (2010–2015) or The Best FIFA Men's Player (2016–present) in that respective year.

Year Goalkeeper (club) Defenders (clubs) Midfielders (clubs) Forwards (clubs)
2005[21] Dida (Milan) Paolo Maldini (Milan)
John Terry (Chelsea)
Alessandro Nesta (Milan)
Cafu (Milan)
Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid)
Claude Makélélé (Chelsea)
Frank Lampard (Chelsea)
Ronaldinho (Barcelona)
Samuel Eto'o (Barcelona)
Andriy Shevchenko (Milan)
2006[22] Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus) Gianluca Zambrotta (Juventus/Barcelona)
John Terry (Chelsea)
Fabio Cannavaro (Juventus/Real Madrid)
Lilian Thuram (Juventus/Barcelona)
Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid)
Kaká (Milan)
Andrea Pirlo (Milan)
Ronaldinho (Barcelona)
Samuel Eto'o (Barcelona)
Thierry Henry (Arsenal)
2007[23] Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus) Alessandro Nesta (Milan)
John Terry (Chelsea)
Fabio Cannavaro (Real Madrid)
Carles Puyol (Barcelona)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
Kaká (Milan)
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)
Ronaldinho (Barcelona)
Didier Drogba (Chelsea)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2008[24] Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United)
John Terry (Chelsea)
Carles Puyol (Barcelona)
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Kaká (Milan)
Xavi (Barcelona)
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
Fernando Torres (Liverpool)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2009[25] Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) Patrice Evra (Manchester United)
John Terry (Chelsea)
Nemanja Vidić (Manchester United)
Dani Alves (Barcelona)
Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Xavi (Barcelona)
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)

Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United/Real Madrid)
Fernando Torres (Liverpool)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)

2010[26] Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) Carles Puyol (Barcelona)
Gerard Piqué (Barcelona)
Lúcio (Inter Milan)
Maicon (Inter Milan)
Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Xavi (Barcelona)
Wesley Sneijder (Inter Milan)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
David Villa (Valencia/Barcelona)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2011[27] Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Gerard Piqué (Barcelona)
Nemanja Vidić (Manchester United)
Dani Alves (Barcelona)
Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Xavi (Barcelona)
Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2012[28] Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) Marcelo (Real Madrid)
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Gerard Piqué (Barcelona)
Dani Alves (Barcelona)
Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Xavi (Barcelona)
Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Radamel Falcao (Atlético Madrid)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2013[29] Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich)
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain)
Dani Alves (Barcelona)
Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Xavi (Barcelona)
Franck Ribéry (Bayern Munich)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Zlatan Ibrahimović (Paris Saint-Germain)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2014[30]
Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich)
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain)
David Luiz (Chelsea/Paris Saint-Germain)
Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Toni Kroos (Bayern Munich/Real Madrid)
Ángel Di María (Real Madrid/Manchester United)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2015[31] Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) Marcelo (Real Madrid)
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain)
Dani Alves (Barcelona)
Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Paul Pogba (Juventus)
Luka Modrić (Real Madrid)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Neymar (Barcelona)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2016[32] Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) Marcelo (Real Madrid)
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Gerard Piqué (Barcelona)
Dani Alves (Barcelona/Juventus)
Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Toni Kroos (Real Madrid)
Luka Modrić (Real Madrid)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Luis Suárez (Barcelona)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2017[33] Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus) Marcelo (Real Madrid)
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus/Milan)
Dani Alves (Juventus/Paris Saint-Germain)
Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Toni Kroos (Real Madrid)
Luka Modrić (Real Madrid)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Neymar (Barcelona/Paris Saint-Germain)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2018[34] David de Gea (Manchester United) Marcelo (Real Madrid)
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid)
Dani Alves (Paris Saint-Germain)
Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
N'Golo Kanté (Chelsea)
Luka Modrić (Real Madrid)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Juventus)
Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2019[35] Alisson (Liverpool) Marcelo (Real Madrid)
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)
Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax/Juventus)
Eden Hazard (Chelsea/Real Madrid)
Frenkie de Jong (Ajax/Barcelona)
Luka Modrić (Real Madrid)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)
Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2020[36] Alisson (Liverpool) Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)
Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich)
Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich)
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
Thiago (Bayern Munich/Liverpool)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
Appearances by player
Rank Player Apps Years Club(s)
1 Cristiano Ronaldo 14 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus
Lionel Messi 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Barcelona
3 Sergio Ramos 11 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Real Madrid
4 Andrés Iniesta 9 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Barcelona
5 Dani Alves 8 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Barcelona, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain
6 Xavi 6 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Barcelona
Marcelo 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Real Madrid
8 John Terry 5 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Chelsea
Iker Casillas 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Real Madrid
Luka Modrić 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Real Madrid
11 Gerard Piqué 4 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016 Barcelona
Manuel Neuer 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Bayern Munich
13 Ronaldinho 3 2005, 2006, 2007 Barcelona
Kaká 2006, 2007, 2008 Milan
Gianluigi Buffon 2006, 2007, 2017 Juventus
Steven Gerrard 2007, 2008, 2009 Liverpool
Carles Puyol 2007, 2008, 2010 Barcelona
Thiago Silva 2013, 2014, 2015 Paris Saint-Germain
Toni Kroos 2014, 2016, 2017 Bayern Munich, Real Madrid
Appearances by club

Players in italics have made appearances with multiple clubs, and appearances are separated accordingly.

Rank Club Apps Player(s) (apps)
1 Barcelona 54 Lionel Messi (14), Iniesta (9), Xavi (6), Dani Alves (6), Piqué (4), Puyol (3), Ronaldinho (3), Eto'o (2), Neymar (2), Thuram (1), Villa (1), Zambrotta (1), Suárez (1), De Jong (1)
2 Real Madrid 49 Ramos (11), C. Ronaldo (10), Marcelo (6), Casillas (5), Modrić (5), Kroos (3), Zidane (2), Cannavaro (2), Alonso (2), Di María (1), Varane (1), Hazard (1)
3 Juventus 14 Buffon (3), C. Ronaldo (3), Dani Alves (2), Cannavaro (1), Pogba (1), Thuram (1), Zambrotta (1), Bonucci (1), De Ligt (1)
4 Bayern Munich 13 Neuer (4), Lahm (2), Ribéry (1), Robben (1), Kroos (1), Thiago (1), Davies (1), Kimmich (1), Lewandowski (1)
5 Chelsea 12 Terry (5), Hazard (2), Drogba (1), Lampard (1), Makélélé (1), David Luiz (1), Kanté (1)
6 Milan 11 Kaká (3), Nesta (2), Cafu (1), Dida (1), Maldini (1), Pirlo (1), Shevchenko (1), Bonucci (1)
Liverpool Gerrard (3), Torres (2), Alisson (2), Van Dijk (2), Alexander-Arnold (1), Thiago (1)
8 Manchester United 10 C. Ronaldo (3), Vidić (2), Evra (1), Ferdinand (1), Rooney (1), Di María (1), De Gea (1)
Paris Saint-Germain Thiago Silva (3), Dani Alves (2), Mbappé (2), Ibrahimović (1), David Luiz (1), Neymar (1)
10 Inter Milan 3 Lúcio (1), Maicon (1), Sneijder (1)
11 Ajax 2 De Ligt (1), De Jong (1)
12 Arsenal 1 Henry (1)
Atlético Madrid Falcao (1)
Manchester City De Bruyne (1)
Valencia Villa (1)
Appearances by nationality
Rank Nation Apps Player(s) (apps)
1 Spain 45 Ramos (11), Iniesta (9), Xavi (6), Casillas (5), Piqué (4), Puyol (3), Alonso (2), Torres (2), Villa (1), De Gea (1), Thiago (1)
2 Brazil 32 Dani Alves (8), Marcelo (6), Kaká (3), Ronaldinho (3), Thiago Silva (3), Neymar (2), Alisson (2), Cafu (1), David Luiz (1), Dida (1), Lúcio (1), Maicon (1)
3 Argentina 15 Messi (14), Di María (1)
4 Portugal 14 C. Ronaldo (14)
5 France 12 Zidane (2), Mbappé (2), Evra (1), Henry (1), Makélélé (1), Pogba (1), Ribéry (1), Thuram (1), Kanté (1), Varane (1)
England Terry (5), Gerrard (3), Ferdinand (1), Lampard (1), Rooney (1), Alexander-Arnold (1)
7 Italy 11 Buffon (3), Nesta (2), Cannavaro (2), Bonucci (1), Maldini (1), Pirlo (1), Zambrotta (1)
8 Germany 10 Neuer (4), Kroos (3), Lahm (2), Kimmich (1)
9 Netherlands 6 Van Dijk (2), Robben (1), Sneijder (1), De Ligt (1), De Jong (1)
10 Croatia 5 Modrić (5)
11 Belgium 3 Hazard (2), De Bruyne (1)
12 Cameroon 2 Eto'o (2)
Serbia Vidić (2)
14 Canada 1 Davies (1)
Colombia Falcao (1)
Ivory Coast Drogba (1)
Poland Lewandowski (1)
Sweden Ibrahimović (1)
Ukraine Shevchenko (1)
Uruguay Suárez (1)
Regional appearances
Rank Region Apps Nation(s) (apps)
1 Europe 115 Spain (43), Portugal (13), France (12), England (11), Italy (11), Germany (9), Croatia (5), Netherlands (5), Belgium (2), Serbia (2), Poland (1), Sweden (1), Ukraine (1)
2 South America 48 Brazil (31), Argentina (15), Colombia (1), Uruguay (1)
3 Africa 3 Cameroon (2), Ivory Coast (1)
4 North America 1 Canada (1)

FIFA FIFPro Women's World11

Winners

Players marked bold won the FIFA World Player of the Year (2001–2015) or The Best FIFA Women's Player (2016–present) in that respective year.

Year Goalkeeper (club) Defenders (clubs) Midfielders (clubs) Forwards (clubs)
2015[37] Hope Solo (Seattle Reign) Wendie Renard (Lyon)
Meghan Klingenberg (Houston Dash)
Kadeisha Buchanan (West Virginia Mountaineers)
Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars)
Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash)
Amandine Henry (Lyon)
Aya Miyama (Okayama Yunogo Belle)
Célia Šašić (Frankfurt)
Eugenie Le Sommer (Lyon)
Anja Mittag (Rosengård/Paris Saint-Germain)
2016[38] Hope Solo (Seattle Reign) Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride)
Wendie Renard (Lyon)
Nilla Fischer (VfL Wolfsburg)
Leonie Maier (Bayern Munich)
Marta (Rosengård)
Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash)
Dzsenifer Marozsán (Frankfurt/Lyon)
Eugénie Le Sommer (Lyon)
Ada Hegerberg (Lyon)
Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride)
2017[39] Hedvig Lindahl (Chelsea) Lucy Bronze (Manchester City/Lyon)
Wendie Renard (Lyon)
Nilla Fischer (VfL Wolfsburg)
Irene Paredes (Paris Saint-Germain)
Marta (Orlando Pride)
Camille Abily (Lyon)
Dzsenifer Marozsán (Lyon)
Pernille Harder (VfL Wolfsburg)
Alex Morgan (Lyon/Orlando Pride)
Lieke Martens (Rosengård/Barcelona)
2019[40] Sari van Veenendaal (Arsenal/Atlético Madrid) Wendie Renard (Lyon)
Lucy Bronze (Lyon)
Kelley O'Hara (Utah Royals)
Nilla Fischer (VfL Wolfsburg/Linköpings)
Amandine Henry (Lyon)
Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit)
Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars)
Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride)
Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign)
Marta (Orlando Pride)
2020[41] Christiane Endler (Paris Saint-Germain) Millie Bright (Chelsea)
Lucy Bronze (Lyon/Manchester City)
Wendie Renard (Lyon)
Barbara Bonansea (Juventus)
Verónica Boquete (Utah Royals/Milan)
Delphine Cascarino (Lyon)
Pernille Harder (VfL Wolfsburg/Chelsea)
Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns/Manchester United)
Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal)
Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign)
Appearances by player
Wendie Renard has the most appearances on the FIFPro Women's World11 with five.
Rank Player Apps Years Club(s)
1 Wendie Renard 5 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020 Lyon
2 Nilla Fischer 3 2016, 2017, 2019 VfL Wolfsburg, Linköpings
Marta 2016, 2017, 2019 Rosengård, Orlando Pride
Alex Morgan 2016, 2017, 2019 Lyon, Orlando Pride
Lucy Bronze 2017, 2019, 2020 Manchester City, Lyon
6 Amandine Henry 2 2015, 2019 Lyon
Eugénie Le Sommer 2015, 2016 Lyon
Carli Lloyd 2015, 2016 Houston Dash
Dzsenifer Marozsán 2016, 2017 Frankfurt, Lyon
Hope Solo 2015, 2016 Seattle Reign
Julie Ertz 2015, 2019 Chicago Red Stars
Pernille Harder 2017, 2020 VfL Wolfsburg, Chelsea
Megan Rapinoe 2019, 2020 Seattle Reign/OL Reign
Appearances by club

Players in italics have made appearances with multiple clubs, and appearances are separated accordingly.

Rank Club Apps Player(s) (apps)
1 Lyon 18 Renard (5), Bronze (3), Le Sommer (2), Henry (2), Marozsán (2), Hegerberg (1), Morgan (1), Abily (1), Cascarino (1)
2 Orlando Pride 6 Morgan (3), Marta (2), Krieger (1)
3 VfL Wolfsburg 5 Fischer (3), Harder (2)
4 Seattle Reign/OL Reign 4 Solo (2), Rapinoe (2)
5 Chelsea 3 Lindahl (1), Harder (1), Bright (1)
Houston Dash Lloyd (2), Klingenberg (1)
Paris Saint-Germain Mittag (1), Paredes (1), Endler (1)
Rosengård Mittag (1), Marta (1), Martens (1)
9 Arsenal 2 Van Veenendaal (1), Miedema (1)
Chicago Red Stars Ertz (2)
Frankfurt Šašić (1), Marozsán (1)
Manchester City Bronze (2)
Utah Royals O'Hara (1), Boquete (1)
14 Atlético Madrid 1 Van Veenendaal (1)
Barcelona Martens (1)
Bayern Munich Maier (1)
Juventus Bonansea (1)
Linköpings Fischer (1)
Manchester United Heath (1)
Okayama Yunogo Belle Miyama (1)
Portland Thorns Heath (1)
Washington Spirit Lavelle (1)
West Virginia Mountaineers Buchanan (1)
Appearances by nationality
Rank Nation Apps Player(s) (apps)
1 United States 16 Morgan (3), Lloyd (2), Solo (2), Ertz (2), Rapinoe (2), Klingenberg (1), Krieger (1), O'Hara (1), Lavelle (1), Heath (1)
2 France 11 Renard (5), Le Sommer (2), Henry (2), Abily (1), Cascarino (1)
3 Germany 5 Marozsán (2), Maier (1), Mittag (1), Šašić (1)
4 England 4 Bronze (3), Bright (1)
Sweden Fischer (3), Lindahl (1)
6 Brazil 3 Marta (3)
Netherlands Martens (1), Van Veenendaal (1), Miedema (1)
8 Denmark 2 Harder (2)
Spain Paredes (1), Boquete (1)
10 Canada 1 Buchanan (1)
Chile Endler (1)
Italy Bonansea (1)
Japan Miyama (1)
Norway Hegerberg (1)
Regional appearances
Rank Region Apps Nation(s) (apps)
1 Europe 33 France (11), Germany (5), England (4), Sweden (4), Netherlands (3), Denmark (2), Spain (2), Italy (1), Norway (1)
2 North America 17 United States (16), Canada (1)
3 South America 4 Brazil (3), Chile (1)
4 Asia 1 Japan (1)

FIFPro World Player of the Year (2005–2008)

Year Player Club Ref.
2005 Ronaldinho Barcelona[42]
2006 Ronaldinho Barcelona[14]
2007 Kaká Milan[43]
2008 Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United[44]

FIFPro granted this award from 2005–2008; in 2009 it merged with the FIFA World Player of the Year, which was succeeded by the FIFA Ballon d'Or in 2010 and later The Best FIFA Men's Player in 2016.[16]

FIFPro Young Player of the Year (2005–2008)

Year Player Club Ref.
2005 Wayne Rooney Manchester United[42]
2006 Lionel Messi Barcelona[14]
2007 Lionel Messi Barcelona[43]
2008 Lionel Messi Barcelona[45]

FIFPro granted this award from 2005–2008, after which it was discontinued.

See also


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