"I am honoured to be chosen for the world's 'eleven'," the 24-year-old central defender wrote on Twitter.

Dias, who has played for Portugal on 37 occasions, was chosen as Player of the Year in the English League, which he won for City, and as defender of the year in the 2020/21 Champions League, having reached the final, losing to Chelsea.

Now, he is the first Portuguese player, other than Cristiano Ronaldo, to be part of this 'eleven', chosen since 2005.

“Being recognised by one's colleagues in the profession is something special and can only be achieved with collective success. We move on,” added the defender.

The FIFA gal, crowned the Polish player Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) and the Spanish player Alexia Putellas (FC Barcelona) as the best of 2021.