Lindsey Horan, Tobin Heath, FIFPRO, 9.4.19
Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer

Thorns FC's Heath, Horan named to FIFA FIFPRO’s Women World 11 shortlist

FIFPro, the worldwide representative organization for all professional footballers, announced their shortlist of 55 players eligible for the FIFA FIFPRO’s Women World 11 and two Thorns FC stalwarts made the cut.

Forward Tobin Heath and midfielder Lindsey Horan, fresh from the 2019 FIFA World Cup win with the U.S. Women's National Team, are among the 14 American nominees. It is Horan's first-ever appearance on the list. 

FIFA and FIFPRO will jointly reveal the Women’s World 11 on Monday, September 23, during the Best Football Awards in Milan's Scala theatre. It will be the first time that both the Women’s and the Men’s World 11 are presented on the same stage.

This is the fourth Women's World 11 vote organized by FIFPRO since 2015. More than 3,500 elite female players worldwide picked their favorite team – consisting of 1 goalkeeper, 4 defenders, 3 midfielders and 3 forwards – based on last season’s performance. The World 11 is made up of the 11 players who received most votes in their positions.

The 55 players who received the most votes are (in alphabetical order):

GOALKEEPERS (5)

Sarah Bouhaddi (France, Olympique Lyonnais)
Christiane Endler (Chile, Paris Saint-Germain)
Hedvig Lindahl (Sweden, VfL Wolfsburg/Chelsea)
Alyssa Naeher (USA, Chicago Red Stars)
Sari van Veenendaal (The Netherlands, Atletico)

DEFENDERS (20)

Millie Bright (England, Chelsea)
Lucy Bronze (England, Olympique Lyonnais, photo)
Kadeisha Buchanan (Canada, Olympique Lyonnais)
Abby Dahlkemper (USA, North Carolina Courage)
Crystal Dunn (USA, North Carolina Courage)
Nilla Fischer (Sweden, Linkopings/VfL Wolfsburg)
Sara Gama (Italy, Juventus)
Stefanie van der Gragt (The Netherlands, FC Barcelona)
Alex Greenwood (England, Olympique Lyonnais)
Stephanie Houghton (England, Manchester City)
Ali Krieger (USA, Orlando Pride)
Saki Kumagai (Japan, Olympique Lyonnais)
Amel Majri (France, Olympique Lyonnais)
Griedge Mbock Olympique Lyonnais
Maren Mjelde (Norway, Chelsea)
Kelley O'Hara (USA, Utah Royals)
Wendie Renard (France, Olympique Lyonnais)
Michelle Romero (Venezuela, Deportivo La Coruna)
Camila Saez (Chile, Rayo Vallecano)
Becky Sauerbrunn (USA, Utah Royals)

MIDFIELDERS (15)

Andressa Alves (Brazil, AS Roma)
Kosovare Asllani (Sweden, CD Tacon, Linkopings)
Sara Daebritz (Germany, Paris Saint-Germain)
Danielle van de Donk (The Netherlands, Arsenal)
Julie Ertz (USA, Chicago Red Stars)
Formiga (Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain)
Jackie Groenen (The Netherlands, Manchester United)
Amandine Henry (France, Olympique Lyonnais)
Lindsey Horan (USA, Portland Thorns FC)
Rose Lavelle (USA, Washington Spirit, photo)
Carli Lloyd (USA, Sky Blue)
Dzsenifer Marozsan (Germany, Olympique Lyonnais)
Samantha Mewis (USA, North Carolina Courage)
Sherida Spitse (The Netherlands, Valerenga)
Keira Walsh (England, Manchester City)

FORWARDS (15)

Oriana Altuve (Venezuela, Rayo Vallecano)
Caroline Graham Hansen (Norway, FC Barcelona)
Pernille Harder (Denmark, VfL Wolfburg)
Tobin Heath (USA, Portland Thorns)
Ada Hegerberg (Norway, Olympique Lyonnais)
Jennifer Hermoso (Spain, FC Barcelona)
Sam Kerr (Australia, Chicago Red Stars)
Eugenie Le Sommer (France, Olympique Lyonnais)
Lieke Martens (The Netherlands, FC Barcelona)
Vivianne Miedema (The Netherlands, Arsenal, photo)
Alex Morgan (USA, Orlando Pride)
Nikita Parris (England, Olympique Lyonnais)
Megan Rapinoe (USA, Reign FC)
Marta Vieira da Silva (Brazil, Orlando Pride)
Ellen White (England, Manchester City)

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