Real Madrid lead the nominations for FIFPro's World 11, with 13 players named among the 55 footballers in contention for a place in the line-up.
FIFPro and its affiliated player associations polled 25,000 professional footballers to put together a long list of names that will eventually be shortened to name a side consisting of a goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three attackers.
The 2016 World 11 featured five Madrid players and four from Barcelona, but Los Blancos' tally of 13 named in the 55-man list is a record.
Harry Kane and Gareth Bale are the only British players included.
Tottenham and England striker Kane has enjoyed a fine 2017, scoring 34 times in all competitions for club and country, while Bale won the Champions League and La Liga with Real Madrid.
Despite the lack of British talent on the list, a total of 12 Premier League players made the cut, including six Manchester United players.
The final 11 will be announced at a ceremony in London on Oct. 23.
The full line up for 2016 was: Manuel Neuer, Dani Alves, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Andres Iniesta, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The 55 players on the list are:
Gianluigi Buffon - Italy, Juventus
David De Gea - Spain, Manchester United
Keylor Navas - Costa Rica, Real Madrid
Manuel Neuer - Germany, Bayern Munich
Jan Oblak - Slovenia, Atletico Madrid
David Alaba - Austria, Bayern Munich
Jordi Alba - Spain, Barcelona
Dani Alves - Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain
Jerome Boateng - Germany, Bayern Munich
Leonardo Bonucci - Italy, Juventus/AC Milan
Dani Carvajal - Spain, Real Madrid
Giorgio Chiellini - Italy, Juventus
Diego Godin - Uruguay, Atletico Madrid
Mats Hummels - Germany, Bayern Munich
Phillipp Lahm - Germany, Bayern Munich/retired
David Luiz - Brazil, Chelsea
Marcelo - Brazil, Real Madrid
Javier Mascherano - Argentina, Barcelona
Pepe - Portugal, Real Madrid/Besiktas
Gerard Pique - Spain, Barcelona
Sergio Ramos - Spain, Real Madrid
Thiago Silva - Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain
Samuel Umtiti - France, Barcelona
Antonio Valencia - Ecuador, Manchester United
Raphael Varane - France, Real Madrid
Thiago Alcantara - Spain, Bayern Munich
Sergio Busquets - Spain, Barcelona
Casemiro - Brazil, Real Madrid
Philippe Coutinho - Brazil, Liverpool
Eden Hazard - Belgium, Chelsea
Andres Iniesta - Spain, Barcelona
Isco - Spain, Real Madrid
N'Golo Kante - France, Chelsea
Toni Kroos - Germany, Real Madrid
Nemanja Matic - Serbia, Chelsea/Manchester United
Luka Modric - Croatia, Real Madrid
Mesut Ozil - Germany, Arsenal
Paul Pogba - France, Manchester United
Marco Verratti - Italy, Paris Saint-Germain
Arturo Vidal - Chile, Bayern Munich
Gareth Bale - Wales, Real Madrid
Karim Benzema - France, Real Madrid
Edinson Cavani - Uruguay, Paris Saint-Germain
Paulo Dybala - Argentina, Juventus
Antoine Griezmann - France, Atletico Madrid
Zlatan Ibrahimovic - Sweden, Manchester United
Harry Kane - England, Tottenham Hotspur
Robert Lewandowski - Poland, Bayern Munich
Romelu Lukaku - Belgium, Manchester United
Kylian Mbappe - France, Paris Saint-Germain
Lionel Messi - Argentina, Barcelona
Neymar - Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain
Cristiano Ronaldo - Portugal, Real Madrid
Alexis Sanchez - Chile, Arsenal
Luis Suarez - Uruguay, Barcelona