The FIFPro award saw more than 4,100 female players playing at the highest level in 45 countries worldwide vote.

The five goalkeepers, 20 defenders, 15 midfielders and 15 attackers who received most votes appear on the list of 55 players.


Six members of the Dutch national team, who were crowned European Champion in 2017, also made the list with eight players from the 2016 World XI also featuring including FIFA Best Women's Player of the Year Finalist Carli Lloyd and US teammate Alex Morgan.

FIFA Women's Player of the Year Lieke Martens and Finalist Deyna Castellanos are pitted against Sam Kerr in the forwards position.

The FIFPro team will include one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three attackers, who are all voted for by the top female footballers.

It is just the second and third time two Australian have been nominated after Steph Catley received a nomination for the 2016 team. 

The announcement of the winners will coincide with International Women's Day on March 8th.