(Ben W) #1
GOALKEEPERS
Marc-Andre TER STEGEN (Barcelona) 17
Jan OBLAK (Atletico Madrid) 13
ALISSON (Liverpool) 11
EDERSON (Manchester City) 11
David DE GEA (Manchester United) 7
Wojciech SZCZESNY (Juventus) 5
Thibaut COURTOIS (Real Madrid) 4
Gianluigi DONNARUMMA (Milan) 3
Peter GULACSI (RB Leipzig) 2
Hugo LLORIS (Tottenham Hotspur) 2
NETO (Valencia) 2
Salvatore SIRIGU (Torino) 2
Kevin TRAPP (Paris Saint-Germain) 2
Roman BURKI (Borussia Dortmund) 1
Petr CECH (Arsenal) 1
Ralf FAHRMANN (Schalke) 1
Mike MAIGNAN (Lille) 1
Jordi MASIP (Real Valladolid) 1
Oier OLA ZABAL (Levante) 1
Rui PATRICIO (Wolverhampton Wanderers) 1
Andrii PIATOV (Shakthar Donetsk) 1
Jordan PICKFORD (Everton) 1
DEFENDERS
Virgil VAN DIJK (Liverpool) 49
Jordi ALBA (Barcelona) 22
Gerard PIQUE (Barcelona) 22
Giorgio CHIELLINI (Juventus) 17
Leonardo BONUCCI (Juventus) 16
Joshua KIMMICH (Bayern Munich) 16
ALEX SANDRO (Juventus) 14
Joao CANCELO (Juventus) 13
Ashraf HAKIMI (Borussia Dortmund) 13
Kalidou KOULIBALY (Napoli) 10
Aymeric LAPORTE (Manchester City) 9
MARQUINHOS (Paris Saint-Germain) 8
Sergio RAMOS (Real Madrid) 8
Jose GIMENEZ (Atletico Madrid) 7
Thomas MEUNIER (Paris Saint-Germain) 7
Lukasz PISZCZEK (Borussia Dortmund) 7
Andrew ROBERTSON (Liverpool) 7
Kyle WALKER (Manchester City) 6
Trent ALEXANDER-ARNOLD (Liverpool) 4
Marcos ALONSO (Chelsea) 4
Juan BERNAT (Paris Saint-Germain) 4
Diego GODIN (Atletico Madrid) 4
Thiago SILVA (Paris Saint-Germain) 4
Manuel AKANJI (Borussia Dortmund) 3
Santiago ARIAS (Atletico Madrid) 3
DAVID LUIZ (Chelsea) 3
Matthijs DE LIGT (Ajax) 3
Eder MILITAO (Porto) 3
Milan SKRINIAR (Internazionale) 3
Jan VERTONGHEN (Tottenham Hotspur) 3
Leo DUBOIS (Lyon) 2
Nico ELVEDI (Borussia Monchengladbach) 2
Joe GOMEZ (Liverpool) 2
Marcel HALSTENBERG (RB Leipzig) 2
Makoto HASEBE (Eintracht Frankfurt) 2
Lucas HERNANDEZ (Atletico Madrid) 2
Thilo KEHRER (Paris Saint-Germain) 2
Vincent KOMPANY (Manchester City) 2
Victor LINEDLOF (Manchester United) 2
MARCELO (Real Madrid) 2
Willy ORBAN (RB Leipzig) 2
Nicolas OTAMENDI (Manchester City) 2
Alessio ROMAGNOLI (Milan) 2
Nelson SEMEDO (Barcelona) 2
Sergi ROBERTO (Barcelona) 2
Alex TELLES (Porto) 2
David ALABA (Bayern Munich) 1
Daley BLIND (Ajax) 1
Dani CARVAJAL (Real Madrid) 1
Ben CHILWELL (Leicester City) 1
Danny DA COSTA (Eintracht Frankfurt) 1
Abdou DIALO (Borussia Dortmund) 1
FILIPE LUIS (Atletico Madrid) 1
Junior FIRPO (Real Betis) 1
Matthias GINTER (Borussia M’gladbach) 1
Mats HUMMELS (Bayern Munich) 1
Laurent KOSCIELNY (Arsenal) 1
Filip KOSTIC (Eintracht Frankfurt) 1

HOW IT WORKS Every month, journalists
from each member of the European
Sports Media group select their first Xl
based on the best individual performances
from Europe’s top competitions. For details
of how each ESM member voted, visit
worldsoccer.com/esm11

SEASON RANKINGS Cumulative votes
through the season

STERLING

TADIC

MANE

MESSI

SILVA

RONALDO

VAN DIJK

PIQUE

KIMMICH

ALBA

TER STEGEN

R
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Kenny LALA (Strasbourg) 1
Dejan LOVREN (Liverpool) 1
MARCELO (Lyon) 1
Benjamin MENDY (Manchester City) 1
Ferland MENDY (Lyon) 1
Sokratis PAPASTATHOPOULOS (Arsenal) 1
Benjamin PAVARD (Stuttgart) 1
Daniele RUGANI (Juventus) 1
Nico SCHUL Z (Hoffenheim) 1
Nicolas TAGLIAFICO (Ajax) 1
Omer TOPRAK (Borussia Dortmund) 1
Hamari TRAORE (Rennes) 1
Kieran TRIPPIER (Tottenham Hotspur) 1
Aleksandr ZINCHENKO (Manchester City) 1
MIDFIELDERS
Eden HA ZARD (Chelsea) 24
Paul POGBA (Manchester United) 23
Marco REUS (Borussia Dortmund) 17
David SILVA (Manchester City) 12
Leroy SANE (Manchester City) 11
Axel WITSEL (Borussia Dortmund) 11
Bernardo SILVA (Manchester City) 10
N’Golo KANTE (Chelsea) 8
Miralem PJANIC (Juventus) 8
Jadon SANCHO (Borussia Dortmund) 8
Leon GORETZKA (Bayern Munich) 7
FERNANDINHO (Manchester City) 6
Dusan TADIC (Ajax) 6
Julian BRANDT (Bayer Leverkusen) 5
Philippe COUTINHO (Barcelona) 5
Angel DI MARIA (Paris Saint-Germain) 5
Christian ERIKSEN (Tottenham Hotspur) 5
JORGINHO (Chelsea) 5
Ivan RAKITIC (Barcelona) 5
Bruno FERNANDES (Sporting) 4
Thorgan HA ZARD (Borussia M’gladbach) 4
Nicolas PEPE (Lille) 4
Marco VERRATTI (Paris Saint-Germain) 4
ARTHUR (Barcelona) 3
Pablo SARABIA (Sevilla) 3
Nicolo ZANIOLO (Roma) 3
Rodrigo BETANCUR (Juventus) 2
Kevin DE BRUYNE (Manchester City) 2

Frenkie DE JONG (Ajax) 2
Thomas DELANEY (Borussia Dortmund) 2
Alejandro GOMEZ (Atalanta) 2
Ilkay GUNDOGAN (Mancheser City) 2
ISCO (Real Madrid) 2
Blaise MATUIDI (Juventus) 2
James MILNER (Liverpool) 2
Luka MODRIC (Real Madrid) 2
SAUL NIGUEZ (Atletico Madrid) 2
Cengiz UNDER (Roma) 2
Ever BANEGA (Sevilla) 1
Ross BARKLEY (Chelsea) 1
Federico BERNARDESCHI (Juventus) 1
Sergio BUSQUETS (Barcelona) 1
Emre CAN (Juventus) 1
CASEMIRO (Real Madrid) 1
DANILO (Porto) 1
Memphis DEPAY (Lyon) 1
Javairo DILROSUN (Hertha Berlin) 1
Julian DRAXLER (Paris Saint-Germain) 1
Ondrej DUDA (Hertha Berlin) 1
FABINHO (Liverpool) 1
Andre GOMES (Everton) 1
Ander HERRERA (Manchester United) 1
Hector HERRERA (Porto) 1
JONY (Alaves) 1
Franck KESSIE (Milan) 1
Sami KHEDIRA (Juventus) 1
Thomas LEMAR (Atletico Madrid) 1
Giovani LO CELSO (Real Betis) 1
Riyad MAHREZ (Manchester City) 1
Javi MARTINEZ (Bayern Munich) 1
Gelson MARTINS (Monaco) 1
Jaime MATA (Getafe) 1
Sergej MILINKOVIC-SAVIC (Lazio) 1
Joao MOUTINHO (Wolves) 1
Jesus NAVAS (Sevilla) 1
Thomas PARTEY (Atletico Madrid) 1
PIZ ZI (Benfi ca) 1
Matteo POLITANO (Internazionale) 1
RODRI (Valencia) 1
James RODRIGUEZ (Bayern Munich) 1
Lucas TORREIRA (Arsenal) 1
Oliver TORRES (Porto) 1

Donny VAN DE BEEK (Ajax) 1
Georginio WIJNALDUM (Liverpool) 1
WILLIAN (Chelsea) 1
Granit XHAKA (Arsenal) 1
FORWARDS
Lionel MESSI (Barcelona) 62
Kylian MBAPPE (Paris Saint-Germain) 27
Cristiano RONALDO (Juventus) 27
Raheem STERLING (Manchester City) 21
Sergio AGUERO (Manchester City) 15
Krzysztof PIATEK (Genoa/Milan) 15
Paco ALCACER (Borussia Dortmund) 12
Mohamed SALAH (Liverpool) 11
Sadio MANE (Liverpool) 9
NEYMAR (Paris Saint-Germain) 8
Andre SILVA (Sevilla) 8
Fabio QUAGLIARELLA (Sampdoria) 7
Luis SUAREZ (Barcelona) 7
Duvan ZAPATA (Atalanta) 7
Pierre-Emerick AUBAMEYANG (Arsenal) 6
Mauro ICARDI (Internazionale) 6
Luka JOVIC (Eintracht Frankfurt) 5
Harry KANE (Tottenham Hotrspur) 4
Max KRUSE (Werder Bremen) 4
Hakim ZIYECH (Ajax) 4
Edinson CAVANI (Paris Saint-Germain) 3
Ousmane DEMBELE (Barcelona) 3
Robert LEWANDOWSKI (Bayern Munich) 3
Dries MERTENS (Napoli) 3
Karim BENZEMA (Real Madrid) 2
Lorenzo INSIGNE (Napoli) 2
Moise KEAN (Juventus) 2
Marcus RASHFORD (Manchester United) 2
ROBERTO FIRMINO (Liverpool) 2
SON Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur) 2
Gareth BALE (Real Madrid) 1
Sebastien HALLER (Eintracht Frankfurt) 1
Gonzalo HIGUAIN (Chelsea) 1
Borja IGLESIAS (Espanyol) 1
Cristhian STUANI (Girona) 1

ESM XI
EUROPEAN SPORTS MEDIA

Marc-Andre
Ter Stegen
Barcelona
OOO

Gerard
Pique
Barcelona
OOOOOO
OOOOO

Jordi
Alba
Barcelona
OOO

Bernardo
Silva
Manchester City
OOOO

Dusan
Tadic
Ajax
OOOOOO

Cristiano
Ronaldo
Juventus
OOOOO

Joshua
Kimmich
Bayern Munich
OOOO

Virgil
Van Dijk
Liverpool
OOOOO
OOOOO

Raheem
Sterling
Manchester City
OOOOOO
OOOOOO

Sadio
Mane
Liverpool
OOOO
OOOO

Lionel
Messi
Barcelona
OOOOOOO
OOOOOO

MARCH
2019