FIFA Awards: Ronaldo, Salah And Modric Nominated, Messi Dumped
After failing to make into the top 3 of the UEFA, Lionel Messi has now also been dumped out of the shortlist of FIFA the Best Men’s player of the year. While, Cristiano Ronlado, Mohammed Salah and Luka Modric have been nominated for the top 3.
Cristiano Ronaldo won the last FIFA The Best’s Player of the year award.
Modric, the captain of the runners-up of the World Cup and the UEFA Player of the Year is now in with a chance to win yet another award. While, despite failing to win the UEFA player of the Year last week, Ronaldo is still a top contender as he won the Champions League for the third time in a row with Real Madrid. The Portuguese star scored 15 goals in the competition and played a major role in his side’s success.
Meanwhile, Liverpool star Mohamed Salah is the third player who has been nominated along with Ronaldo and Modric. He was named the PL player of the season and also played a huge role to take Liverpool all the way to the final of the Champions League. However, dreams shattered for the Egyptian in the end as he injured his shoulder in the final and couldn’t play more than 20 minutes.
On the other side, France’s World Cup-winning captain, Hugo Lloris, is in contention for the goalkeeper of the year award. Golden Glove winner Thibaut Courtois and Denmark’s Kasper Schmeichel are the other two contender for the award. UEFA Goal-keeper of the year Keylor Navas has been dumped out.
The shortlist for coach of the year award are Former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane, France’s world cup winning coach Didier Deschamps and Croatia’s Zlatko Dalic. And nominees for thewomen’s player of the year award are Ada Hegerberg, Dzsenifer Marozsan and Marta.
The final result and the awards ceremony will be held on 24th September in London.
The Best FIFA Men’s Player:
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Juventus FC, formerly Real Madrid)
Luka Modric (Croatia/Real Madrid)
Mohamed Salah (Egypt/Liverpool)
The Best FIFA Women’s Player:
Ada Hegerberg (Norway/Lyon)
Dzsenifer Marozsán (Germany/ Lyon)
Marta (Brazil/Orlando Pride)
The Best FIFA Men’s Coach:
Zlatko Dalic (Croatia)
Didier Deschamps (France)
Zinedine Zidane (Formerly Real Madrid)
The Best FIFA Women’s Coach:
Reynald Pedros (Lyon)
Asako Takakura (Japan)
Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands)
The Best FIFA Goalkeeper:
Hugo Lloris (France/Tottenham Hotspur)
Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark/Leicester City)
FIFA Puskas Award:
Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) – vs. Liverpool
Denis Cheryshev (Russia) – vs. Croatia
Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (AEK) – vs. Olympiakos
Giorgian De Arrascaeta (Cruzeiro) – vs. America MG
Riley McGree (Newcastle Jets) – vs. Melbourne City
Lionel Messi (Argentina) – vs. Nigeria
Benjamin Pavard (France) – vs. Argentina
Ricardo Quaresma (Portugal) – vs. Iran
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) – vs. Juventus
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – vs. Everton
FIFA Fan Award:
Sebastian Carrera (Deportes Puerto Montt, Chile)
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