Who is the striker of the world ? Who will be in the Team of the Year ? Check here the FIFA 15 Ultimate Team TOTY Forwards shortlist.
FIFA 15 Ultimate Team TOTY Forwards Shortlist
The FIFA 15 Ultimate Team TOTY Forwards includes these fifteen great players:
- Sergio Agüero (Argentina, Manchester City FC)
Gareth Bale (Wales, Real Madrid CF)
Karim Benzema (France, Real Madrid CF)
Diego Costa (Spain, Chelsea FC)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Real Madrid CF)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden, Paris Saint-Germain FC)
Robert Lewandowski (Poland, FC Bayern Munich)
Lionel Messi (Argentina, FC Barcelona)
Thomas Müller (Germany, FC Bayern Munich)
Neymar (Brazil, FC Barcelona)
Marco Reus (Germany, Borussia Dortmund)
Franck Ribéry (France, FC Bayern Munich)
Arjen Robben (The Netherlands, FC Bayern Munich)
Wayne Rooney (England, Manchester United FC)
Luis Suárez (Uruguay, FC Barcelona)
Fifteen forwards are nominated for the FIFA 15 Ultimate Team TOTY
Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Lionel Messi were last year’s World XI forwards and they have really good chances to be in the Team of the Year again. Ronaldo and Messi are joint recordholders with 7 World XI awards. They have been selected for the World XI since 2007. Ibrahimovic has one World XI award. Franck Ribéry was also a member of last year’s World XI, albeit as a midfielder.
Wayne Rooney is the only other forward on the current shortlist who has received a World XI award, in 2011. In 2013, Gareth Bale, Marco Reus, Arjen Robben and Franck Ribéry were all mentioned on the midfielders shortlist.
Karim Benzema and Thomas Müller return on the shortlist. Benzema was last mentioned in 2012, Müller’s previous nomination was for the 2010 shortlist.
Six players from last year’s forwards shortlist have disappeared from this year’s nominees: Mario Balotelli, Edinson Cavani, Didier Drogba, Radamel Falcao, Mario Mandzukic and Robin van Persie. Didier Drogba had been nominated on all 9 previous shortlists since the introduction of the World XI in 2005. The Ivory Coast striker was once selected for the World XI, in 2007.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney are the only two forwards who have been mentioned on all ten shortlists since the introduction of the World XI in 2005. They join goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and midfielder Andrea Pirlo as the only players with ten nominations.
Check the video on the top of this page to know more about the FIFA 15 Ultimate Team TOTY Forwards Shortlist.
The FIFA FIFPro World XI will be unveiled on January 12 2015 at FIFA’s Ballon D’Or in Zurich, Switzerland. It will include three forwards from the fifteen listed above.