Usual nominees, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were amongst 10 players nominated for this year’s The Best FIFA Men’s Player of the Year award but for the second season in a roll they are neither favorites to win.
Last season’s winner Luka Modric was absent from the nominees as a poor Season from Real Madrid proved to have affected the Galacticos as only new signing Eden Hazard made it into the list.
Liverpool and Ajax have the most players in the nominees with three and two players respectively.
Van Dijk, Sadio Mane and Mohammed Salah are the three players from the Liverpool side that won the UEFA Champions league and Frenkie De Jong and Matthijs De Ligt from Ajax and Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint Germain are the youngest players on the list as Harry Kane of Tottenham completes the number.
Virgil Van Dijk
Frenkie de Jong
Matthijs de Ligt