Date:27th October 2008 at 10:39pm
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Congratulations to Stevie and Fernando for being named in the FifPro World XI team of the year. It is a pitty that neither of them could scoop the main award of Fifpro World Footballer of the Year which went to Cristiano Ronaldo.

The selected team in full is:

Goalkeeper: Iker Casillas (Spain/Real Madrid)

Defenders: Sergio Ramos (Spain/Real Madrid); John Terry (England/Chelsea); Carles Puyol (Spain/ Barcelona); Rio Ferdinand (England/Manchester United)

Midfielders: Steven Gerrard (England/Liverpool); Xavi (Spain/Barcelona); Kaka (Brazil/AC Milan).

Forwards: Lionel Messi (Argentina/Barcelona); Fernando Torres (Spain/Liverpool); Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Manchester United)