Former Chelsea player David Luiz was named to FIFPro's World XI on Monday evening in Switzerland. Seriously, that wasn't a typo. Former Chelsea player David Luiz was named to FIFPro's World XI on Monday evening in Switzerland. I repeat, former Chelsea player David Luiz was named to FIFPro's World XI on Monday evening in Switzerland.
Has that sunk in yet? No? Take a second, re-read the opening paragraph again if you need to, and then read on.
The FIFPro World XI has provided us with some epic laughs in the past, but this season's edition really takes the cake. David Luiz spent the first half of the year riding the Chelsea bench, while occasionally being used in the midfield against difficult opposition. He then had a solid start to the World Cup before imploding against Germany, and has gone on to be a solid, if unspectacular member of an underachieving PSG squad. Andres Iniesta was also hilariously named to the squad.
Look, David Luiz is one of the best human beings in the sport, and on his best days, he's one of the elite center backs on the planet. His inclusion in the 2014 World XI is nothing short of laughable though, and really underscores just how worthless this particular award is. Oh well...at least Gerard Pique wasn't selected this season.