Ronaldo and Messi in among 11 nominees for FIFA Best Mens Player

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are on the 11-man shortlist for the FIFA Best Mens Player of the Year.

The old rivals are joined by four players from Premier League champions Liverpool, with Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, the injured Virgil van Dijk and summer signing Thiago Alcantara making the list.

Kevin De Bruyne is the only other Premier League player on the shortlist, which is completed by Robert Lewandowski, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Sergio Ramos.

Alisson Becker is the only Premier League player nominated for Goalkeeper of the Year, and is joined by five other top stoppers including the former Chelsea man Thibaut Courtois.

The full lists are as follows:

Best Men’s Player

  • Thiago Alcântara (Spain / FC Bayern München / Liverpool FC)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal / Juventus FC)
  • Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium / Manchester City FC)
  • Robert Lewandowski (Poland / FC Bayern München)
  • Sadio Mané (Senegal / Liverpool FC)
  • Kylian Mbappé (France / Paris Saint-Germain)
  • Lionel Messi (Argentina / FC Barcelona)
  • Neymar (Brazil / Paris Saint-Germain)
  • Sergio Ramos (Spain / Real Madrid CF)
  • Mohamed Salah (Egypt / Liverpool FC )
  • Virgil van Dijk (Netherlands / Liverpool FC)

more to follow…

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