Gareth Bale and Mesut Ozil were absent as FIFPro revealed their list of nominees for this year's World XI.
Bale was also not included on the shortlist for UEFA's Goal of the Season award despite his wonderful bicycle kick against Liverpool.
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and Liverpool ace Roberto Firmino were both in fine form last season yet missed out on making the forwards category.
And England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford also missed the goalkeeper's list despite playing a key role in helping the Three Lions reach the World Cup semi-finals.
The team is voted for by over 25,000 professional footballers from 65 countries around the world, with the full side set to be revealed at FIFA's The Best Awards night on September 24, with the formation listed as 4-3-3.
Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus, PSG, Italy) Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea, Real Madrid, Belgium), David De Gea (Man Utd, Spain), Keylor Navas (Real Madrid, Costa Rica), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona, Germany).
Defenders: Jordi Alba (Barcelona, Spain), Dani Alves (PSG, Brazil), Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid, Spain), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus, Italy), Virgil van Dijk (Southampton, Liverpool, Netherlands), Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid, Uruguay), Mats Hummels (Bayern Munich, Germany), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich, Germany), Dejan Lovren (Liverpool, Croatia), Marcelo (Real Madrid, Brazil), Yerry Mina (Barcelona, Everton, Colombia), Benjamin Pavard (France, Stuttgart), Gerard Pique (Barcelona, Spain), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid, Spain), Thiago Silva (PSG, Brazil), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham, England), Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona, France), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid, France), Sime Vrsaljko (Atletico Madrid, Inter, Croatia), Kyle Walker (Man City, England).
Midfielders: Sergio Busquets (Barcelona, Spain), Casemiro (Real Madrid, Brazil), Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool, Barcelona, Brazil), Kevin De Bruyne (Man City, Belgium), Eden Hazard (Chelsea, Belgium), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona, Vissel Kobe, Spain), Isco (Real Madrid, Spain), N'Golo Kante (Chelsea, France), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid, Germany), Nemanja Matic (Man Utd, Serbia), Luka Modric (Real Madrid, Croatia), Paul Pogba (Man Utd, France), Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona, Croatia), David Silva (Man City, Spain), Arturo Vidal (Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Chile).
Forwards: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid, France), Edinson Cavani (PSG, Uruguay), Paulo Dybala (Juventus, Argentina), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid, France), Harry Kane (Tottenham, England),Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich, Poland), Romelu Lukaku (Man Utd, Belgium), Mario Mandzukic (Juventus, Croatia), Sadio Mane (Liverpool, Senegal), Kylian Mbappe (PSG, France), Lionel Messi (Barcelona, Argentina), Neymar (PSG, Brazil), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid, Juventus), Mohammed Salah (Liverpool, Egypt), Luis Suarez (Barcelona, Uruguay).