World Soccer Talk has selected its best starting XI featuring the best-of-the-best world footballers from the 2013 calendar year.

There were many difficult choices all around the pitch for us but this is the team we’ve come up with using a 25 man squad.

Starting XI:


Alaba Mertasacker  Thiago Silva  Lahm

Riberry Vidal Pogba Ronaldo

Suarez Messi

Bench: Enyeama, Robben, Rooney, Bale, Yaya Toure, Dante, Lewandowski

Remainder of the squad: De Gea, Ramsey, Chiellini, Diego Costa, Busquets, DiMaria, Ibrahimovic.

Agree? Disagree? Who did we leave out and who doesn’t belong? Let us know in the comments section below.