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Alaba is included in 2021 FIFA XI - and that's exactly why he left Munich for Madrid


David Alaba is having quite a season with Real Madrid. His dedication does not go unnoticed as he claims a spot in FIFA's dream team. But is this the right time to include the Austrian defender in the world's best XI? Or is it because now he is playing for Real?

Please take a look at some general stats from WhoScored about Alaba's career:

Season Team Apps Mins Goals Assists SpG PS% AerialsWon MotM Rating
2021/2022 Real Madrid 19 1703 1 3 0,70 92,80 0,50 1 6,83
2020/2021 Bayern 30(2) 2676 2 3 0,70 85,60 0,60 - 6,79
2019/2020 Bayern 27(1) 2498 1 1 0,70 90,70 0,80 - 6,99
2018/2019 Bayern 29(2) 2534 3 3 1,50 85,50 0,80 - 7,01
2017/2018 Bayern 17(6) 1551 2 2 1,00 89,00 0,70 - 6,95
2016/2017 Bayern 29(3) 2508 4 4 1,00 88,60 0,70 1 7,14
2015/2016 Bayern 27(3) 2492 1 - 0,90 92,40 1,00 - 6,94
2014/2015 Bayern 19 1666 1 1 1,40 91,50 0,90 1 7,24
2013/2014 Bayern 26(2) 2399 2 6 1,70 89,30 1,50 1 7,55
2012/2013 Bayern 22(1) 1996 3 3 1,10 89,30 1,20 1 7,32
2011/2012 Bayern 14(16) 1559 2 2 0,60 86,80 0,70 - 6,97
2010/2011 Bayern 0(2) 27 - - - 90,90 - - 6,27
2010/2011 Hoffenheim 17 1530 2 - 1,10 74,90 0,50 - 6,88
2009/2010 Bayern 2(1) 197 - - - 83,60 - - 6,54

My personal opinion is that Alaba is an interesting player with a lot of experience on and off the pitch. He should win prizes like this down the line. As much as I understand, FIFPro XI is based on the whole career not just on one good season. While his appearing in FIFPro XI is still questionable, because there are so many other great defenders out there. But honestly, I could not imagine him making this dream team as a Bayern spieler.

Thanks for reading. I have two more questions for you, please, post a comment if you have some ideas to share:

  1. Do you think that David Alaba is among the three best defensive players today?
  2. Do you think Alaba would have won this prize (ever) as a Bayern player?

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