The NWSL had six players on the 55-player shortlist, with Morgan and Marta being the two to make the final World XI. The list is based on the 2017 performances of the players
Netherlands/FC Barcelona forward Lieke Martens, who won the The Best FIFA Women’s Player in 2017, received the most votes.
Chicago Red Stars forward and 2017 NWSL MVP Sam Kerr finished ninth in the voting for forwards. New Seattle Reign FC forward Jodie Taylor finished eighth. Sky Blue FC’s Carli Lloyd finished fourth in the voting for midfielders, just four votes behind Marta, FIFPro said.
FIFPro said that over 4,100 players from 45 countries voted for the Women’s World XI.
Full FIFPro Women’s World XI
Goalkeeper (1): Hedvig Lindahl (Sweden/Chelsea FC)
Defenders (4): Lucy Bronze (England/Olympique Lyonnais), Nilla Fischer (Sweden/VfL Wolfsburg), Wendie Renard (France/Olympique Lyonnais), Irene Paredes (Spain/Paris Saint-Germain)
Midfielders (3): Camille Abily (France/Olympique Lyonnais), Dzsenifer Marozsán (Germany/Olympique Lyonnais), Marta (Brazil/Orlando Pride)
Forwards (3): Pernille Harder (Denmark/VfL Wolfsburg), Lieke Martens (The Netherlands/FC Barcelona), Alex Morgan (United States/Orlando Pride)
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FYI: Over 4,000 professional female players from 45 countries have voted for this award❗️
— FIFPro (@FIFPro) March 8, 2018