Football Manager 2019 simulates the next five editions of the FIFPro World XI

The FIFPro World XI was announced in September this year

A few eyebrows were raised when the FIFPro World XI was announced in September.

Thibaut Courtois was left out of the team despite being given the individual award for best goalkeeper.

Mohamed Salah was also omitted, despite making the final three for the Men's Best Award.

But will either of them be able to overcome those disappointments in the coming years?

Football Manager was officially released this Friday and Squawka have simulated the next five years to see who the game thinks will feature in the coming editions of the FIFPro World XI.

And below are the results…


Ederson; Dani Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Leonardo Bonucci, Kieran Tierney; Bernardo Silva, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic; Leo Messi, Isco, Cristiano Ronaldo; Antoine Griezmann

There are a few surprises here.

Kieran Tierney features in the FIFPro World XI at left-back after making the move from Celtic to Arsenal.

Bernardo Silva of Manchester City and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, who has made the move from Lazio to Chelsea, both feature in the team for the first time.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi prove they are both still at the top of their game by occupying two of the four positions in attack.



Thibaut Courtois; Cesar Azpilicueta, Leonardo Bonucci, Milan Skriniar, Sergio Escudero; Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Leon Goretzka; Leo Messi, Paulo Dybala, Cristiano Ronaldo; Antoine Griezmann

Courtois makes up for his disappointment in 2018 by making the team two years later.

Milan Skriniar, now at Chelsea after making the move from Inter Milan, is paired alongside Leonardo Bonucci in defence.

Sergio Escudero, who is at Sevilla in this present day but has made the move to Manchester City in this simulation, gets in ahead of Tierney at left-back.

Messi and Ronaldo both make the team again while Antoine Griezmann also maintains his place up front.

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are both predicted to make the world XI in 2020


Thibaut Courtois; Nelson Semedo, Leonardo Bonucci, Sergio Ramos, Kieran Tierney; Timo Werner, Kevin De Bruyne; Kylian Mbappé, Robert Lewandowski, Philippe Coutinho; Cristiano Ronaldo

Leonardo Bonucci manages to make the World XI for the third year straight, while Courtois also makes the team for the second straight edition.

Tierney impresses to occupy the left-back position again, while Mbappe, Lewandowski and Coutinho occupy the three positions behind Ronaldo, who at 36 years old, is still going strong.



David De Gea; Benjamin Henrichs, Alessio Romagnoli, Andreas Christensen, Kieran Tierney; Kevin De Bruyne, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic; Mohamed Salah, Antoine Griezmann, Neymar; Kylian Mbappé

Two Man United players make the team, with David de Gea in goal and Alessio Romagnoli, who United signed from AC Milan, in defence.

Salah finally manages to overcome his disappointment in 2018 by making the World XI four years later, while Neymar also manages to get back into the side.

Griezmann is named in the side for the fourth successive year.

Football Manager predicts Antoine Griezmann make the FIFPro World XI for four of the next five years


Geronimo Rulli; Benjamin Henrichs, Matthijs de Ligt, Marquinhos, Kieran Tierney; Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Kylian Mbappé; Harry Kane, Bernardo Silva, Maximiliano Romero; José Vicente (Regen)

Tierney is in the side for the fourth time in five years, as is Milinkovic-Savic.

Mbappe is in the side for the third consecutive year, while Harry Kane is England’s first representative in the simulation.

Jose Vicente, a regenerated player from Spain who is now plying his trade at Man City, scores 40 goals in all competitions to take the striker berth.

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