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FIFA 21 Team of the Year nominations revealed

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FIFA have released their shortlist for the UT Team of the Year, with a host of the world’s best players vying for a spot in the Final XI.

And the best part is you can have a say in who you think should be included on the team. But don’t waste time going through each category aimlessly searching for your favorite players – we have the list of all players in each category for you here.

So take advantage as we provide you with an overview of all the nominees for the FIFA UT Team of the Year.

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Alisson of Liverpool has been nominated | Robin Jones / Getty Images

Only seven stoppers have been shortlisted for the Team of the Year goalie position, but they’re pretty decent we’re sure you’ll agree.

European champion Manuel Neuer makes the cut (obviously) while Premier League duo Alisson and Ederson are also named among the nominees, with Real Madrid goalkeeper and former Chelsea man Thibaut Courtois also an option.

Nominees of goalkeepers:

Alisson
Thibaut Courtois
Ederson
Lukáš Hrádecký
Steve mandanda
Keylor Navas
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Virgil van Dijk has been nominated for defense
Virgil van Dijk has been appointed to defense | Marc Atkins / Getty Images

No less than three Liverpool defenders have been nominated in the defenders category, with Virgil van Dijk joined by teammates Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Sergio Ramos also makes the cut although there is no room for his Real Madrid colleague Raphael Varane, while 20-year-old Bayern Munich prodigy Alphonso Davies is in the game.

Nominated defenders:

Francesco Acerbi
Trent Alexander-Arnold
Jordan amavi
Angelino
Alphonso Davies
Stefan from Vrij
Matthias ginter
Theo Hernandez
Mats Hummels
Jesus Navas
Jordi alba
Presnel Kimpembe
Aymeric Laporte
Marquinhos
Andy robertson
Sergio ramos
Thiago silva
Virgil van Dijk

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Unsurprisingly, Bruno Fernandes is nominated | Shaun Botterill / Getty Images

This must surely be one of the most difficult categories to do. How do you even start to decide who is the best among those of Bruno Fernandes, Kevin De Bruyne and Thiago?

The midfielder category is full of stellar names, with Joshua Kimmich, Puskas Prize winner Son Heung-min, and Real Madrid midfielder maestro Toni Kroos all in the running.

Good luck choosing your final picks from these lots.

Midfielder nominees:

Houssem Aouar
Bruno Fernandes
Kevin De Bruyne
Nabil Fekir
Papu gomez
Robin gosens
Raphael Guerreiro
Jordan henderson
Joshua Kimmich
Mateo kovacic
Toni kroos
Luis Alberto
Mikel merino
Dani Parejo
Renato Sanches
Marcel sabitzer
Son Heung-min
Lars stindl
Thiago

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Mbappe is nominated in the striker category | Xavier Laine / Getty Images

Now that is the really fun part.

Let’s be honest, we can indulge in the joys of midfielders and defenders whatever we like, but forwards are what we really care about.

No surprise to see Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi fight again for a place in the XI, while Neymar and Kylian Mbappe are not bad options either, and no extended roster would be complete without Robert Lewandowski.

And if none of the above pleases you, you can even vote for ex-Stoke and Newcastle striker Joselu…

Transfer nominees:

Andre Silva
Wissam Ben Yedder
Karim Benzema
Francesco Caputo
Cristiano Ronaldo
Angel Di Maria
Paulo Dybala
Jack Grealish
Erling Haaland
Ciro Immobile
Danny ings
Lorenzo Insigne
Joao felix
Joselu
Harry kane
Andrej Kramarić
Robert lewandowski
Romelu Lukaku
Sadio mane
Kylian mbappe
Lionel messi
Neymar
Mohamed salah
Raheem sterling
Luis Suarez
Jamie Vardy

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