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Alex Morgan named to FIFPro’s Best XI for third straight year

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Alex Morgan takes a penalty kick during the USWNT's 0-0 draw with Colombia on Oct. 26. (Alex Goodlett/USSF/Getty Images for USSF)

Alex Morgan was named to the FIFA FIFpro Women’s World 11 for 2023 on Monday at The Best FIFA Football Award Ceremony.

It’s the sixth time that Morgan has been named to the World 11, and her third consecutive World 11 recognition. Morgan was also named to the World 11 in 2016, 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2022.

A total of 23 players were named as finalists for the award, including USWNT goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher. Over 28,000 professional players around the world vote on the accolade. It’s the only global player award voted on exclusively by players.

Morgan started in all 15 USWNT games in 2023, scoring two goals and registering five assists. She also featured in her fourth women’s World Cup for the USWNT. In the NWSL, Morgan had seven goals and five assists through 19 appearances for San Diego Wave FC. She was named to the NWSL Best XI Second Team for her NWSL season.

Two of Spain’s Women’s World Cup winners made the list – Aitana Bonmatí and Olga Carmona. Bonmatí was also named the women’s footballer of the year.

A total of seven England players made the World 11: Mary Earps, Alex Greenwood, Lucy Bronze, Ella Toone, Keira Walsh, Alessia Russo and Lauren James.

Morgan was the lone USWNT player on the list, with US Soccer Player of the Year Naomi Girma absent from the list of finalists entirely.