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Steph Catley named in FIFPro 2016 World XI Shortlist

Melbourne City captain and Matildas defender Steph Catley has been named in the shortlist for the FIFA Pro Women’s World XI.

Catley, the only Australian named, is among 55 players who received votes for the shortlist for the 2016 World XI.

The world players union, FIFPro invited more than 3,000 female players from 47 countries to select select one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards.

The top 55 vote getters were named and includes 5 goalkeepers, 20 defenders, 15 midfielders and 15 attackers.  The top 3 nations in the world lead the shortlist with USA (9 players) followed by France (8) and Germany (6).

23 year old Catley was one of only two AFC players to make the list along with Japan’s Saki Kumagai.


FIFPro 2016 World XI Shortlist

GOALKEEPERS:

Katarzyna Kiedrzynek (Poland, Paris Saint-Germain)
Hedvig Lindahl (Sweden, Chelsea)
Andreea Paraluta (Romania, Atletico)
Tinja-Riikka Korpela (Finland, FC Bayern Munich)
Hope Solo (USA, Free agent)
DEFENDERS:

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Lucy Bronze (England, Manchester City)
Kadeisha Buchanan (Canada, Olympique Lyonnais)
Stephanie Catley (Australia, Melbourne City)
Nilla Fischer (Sweden, VfL Wolfsburg)
Sara Gama (Italy, ACF Brescia)
Laura Georges (France, Paris Saint-Germain)
Stephanie Houghton (England, Manchester City)
Julie Johnston (USA, Chicago Red Stars)
Meghan Klingenberg (USA, Portland Thorns)
Tabea Kemme (Germany, 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam)
Ali Krieger (USA, Orlando Pride)
Leonie Maier (Germany, FC Bayern Munich)
Amel Majri (France, Olympique Lyonnais)
Griedge M’Bock (France, Olympique Lyonnais)
Wendie Renard (France, Olympique Lyonnais)
Irene Paredes (Spain, Paris Saint-Germain)
Ali Riley (New Zealand, FC Rosengard)
Line Roddik Hansen (Denmark, FC Barcelona)
Becky Sauerbrunn (USA, FC Kansas City)
Marta Torrejon (Spain, FC Barcelona)

MIDFIELDERS :

Camille Abily (France, Olympique Lyonnais)
Melanie Behringer (Germany, FC Bayern Munich)
Veronica Boquete (Spain, Paris Saint-Germain)
Sara Björk Gunnarsdottir (Iceland, VfL Wolfsburg)
Pernille Harder (Denmark, VfL Wolfsburg)
Tobin Heath (USA, Portland Thorns)
Jenni Hermoso (Spain, FC Barcelona)
Amandine Henry (France, Paris Saint-Germain)
Saki Kumagai (Japan, Olympique Lyonnais)
Carli Lloyd (USA, Manchester City)
Dzsenifer Marozsan (Germany, Olympique Lyonnais)
Marta (Brazil, FC Rosengard, photo)
Claudia Neto (Portugal, Linköpings FC)
Megan Rapinoe (USA, Seattle Reign)
Caroline Seger (Sweden, Olympique Lyonnais)

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ATTACKERS :

Andressa Alves (Brazil, FC Barcelona)
Ramona Bachmann (Switzerland, Chelsea)
Cristiane (Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain)
Shirley Cruz (Costa Rica, Paris Saint-Germain)
Caroline Graham Hansen (Norway, VfL Wolfsburg)
Ada Hegerberg (Norway, Olympique Lyonnais)
Eugenie Le Sommer (France, Olympique Lyonnais)
Vivianne Miedema (Netherlands, Bayern, photo)
Anja Mittag (Germany, VfL Wolfsburg)
Alex Morgan (USA, Olympique Lyonnais)
Louisa Necib (France, Retired)
Alexandra Popp (Germany, VfL Wolfsburg)
Alexia Putellas (Spain, FC Barcelona)
Lotta Schelin (Sweden, FC Rosengard)
Christine Sinclair (Canada, Portland Thorns)

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