Christine Sinclair, Tobin Heath, Amandine Henry, Meghan Klingenberg
Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer

Four Thorns FC players on FIFPro short list for 2016 World XI

FIFPro, a global union of professional soccer players, today revealed the list with 55 female footballers who received most votes for the 2016 World XI. The list includes four Thorns FC players: forward Christine Sinclair, midfielders Tobin Heath and Amandine Henry as well as defender Meghan Klingenberg.

FIFPro’s will announce the Women’s World XI on March 8th, which is also International Women’s Day, a moment dedicated to celebrate women’s achievements.

More than 3,000 female players from 47 countries voted for the 2016 World XI. FIFPro invited them to select one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards.

The 55-player-shortlist consists of the 5 goalkeepers, 20 defenders, 15 midfielders and 15 attackers who received most votes. 

In 2015, FIFPro organized its first Women's World XI election, which involved female players voting in 20 countries. The 2015 World XI included Hope Solo, Wendie Renard, Meghan Klingenberg, Kadeisha Buchanan, Julie Johnston, Carli Lloyd, Amandine Henry, Aya Miyama, Celia Sasic, Eugenie Le Sommer and Anja Mittag.

THE 55-PLAYER SHORTLIST:
Name (country, current club

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

DEFENDERS:
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, Portland Thorns)
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)

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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