Baines On World List
Leighton Baines has been shortlisted by FIFA as one of the best defenders in the world.
The 20-man list was announced by FIFPro, the worldwide players' union, and FIFA ahead of selection for FIFA FIFPro World XI 2013 later this month.
Baines has enjoyed a fine 2013 and picked up the Club's Player of the Year and Players' Player of the Year awards in May.
The England international is currently recovering from a fractured toe and will miss tonight's game against Manchester United.
The full defender shortlist is (home country, club):David Alaba (Austria, FC Bayern München); Jordi Alba (Spain, FC Barcelona); Dani Alves (Brazil, FC Barcelona); Leighton Baines (England, Everton FC); Jérôme Boateng (Germany, FC Bayern München); Ashley Cole (England, Chelsea FC); Dante (Brazil, FC Bayern München); Mats Hummels (Germany, Borussia Dortmund); Branislav Ivanović (Serbia, Chelsea FC); Philipp Lahm (Germany, FC Bayern München); David Luiz (Brazil, Chelsea FC); Vincent Kompany (Belgium, Manchester City FC); Marcelo (Brazil, Real Madrid CF); Pepe (Portugal, Real Madrid CF); Gerard Piqué (Spain, FC Barcelona); Sergio Ramos (Spain, Real Madrid CF ); Thiago Silva (Brazil, Paris St-Germain FC); Raphaël Varane (France, Real Madrid CF); Nemanja Vidić (Serbia, Manchester United FC); Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina, Manchester City FC).