2013 FIFA World XI Team of the Year Named at Ballon d'Or

2013 FIFA World XI Team of the Year Named at Ballon d'Or

The 2013 World Team was named today at the Ballon d'Or awards. Superstar striker Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona, won the Ballon d'Or Award for the world's best footballer.

Spanish football dominated the team, with every player being a member of a La Liga team.

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There were top players from other leagues that were worthy of selection for the World Team of the Year including - Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Manchester United: Vincent Kompany, Manchester City; Manuel Neuer, Bayern Munich; Petr Cech, Chelsea; Fernando Torres, Ashley Cole, Chelsea; Andrea Pirlo, Juventus; and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.PSG. 

2013 World XI Team 

GK: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid)

DEF: Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Marcelo (Real Madrid)

MID: Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid), Xavi (Barcelona), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona)

ATT: Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Radamel Falcao (Atletico Madrid)

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