Juventus star Paul Pogba has been named in the 2015 FIFA FIFPro World XI, sources confirm to Goal Italy.
It is a debut appearance for the French midfielder in the best team of the year as voted for by professional soccer players from around the world.
The full team will be revealed at the 2015 Ballon d’Or ceremony in Zurich on Monday, but Goal’s sources in Italy have learned that Juventus have been asked to send Pogba to Switzerland to collect his award.
The 22-year-old earned his place in the ultimate XI after a magnificent 2014-15 season in which he helped lead Juventus to the domestic double and the final of the Champions League – scoring 10 goals in all competitions.
FIFPro is the worldwide representative organisation for all professional footballers, made up of more than 65,000 players in total, male and female.
Each professional is granted a vote for the FIFA FIFPro World XI, which has been chosen annually since 2005. The final XI is arranged in a 4-3-3 formation.
Last year’s team was: Manuel Neuer; Sergio Ramos, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Philipp Lahm; Andres Iniesta, Toni Kroos, Angel di Maria; Arjen Robben, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo
Pogba will become the first Juventus player to make the FIFPro World XI since Gianluigi Buffon in 2007.