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Fifa nominates Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo for best men player’s award

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Published Aug 1, 2019, 10:07 am IST
Updated Aug 1, 2019, 12:28 pm IST
FIFA released the nominations for four of the best categories and the winner will be decided through the voting done by the fans.
Cristiano Ronaldo has won the FIFA Best Men's Player award two times. The Portugal's striker will be looking to reclaim the award from the last time winner Croatia's Luka Modric. (Photo:AFP/AP/PTI)
 Cristiano Ronaldo has won the FIFA Best Men's Player award two times. The Portugal's striker will be looking to reclaim the award from the last time winner Croatia's Luka Modric. (Photo:AFP/AP/PTI)

Zurich: Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have been nominated in the FIFA Best Men's Footballer of the Year category, as the apex footballing authority released the nominations on Wednesday.

Cristiano Ronaldo has won the FIFA Best Men's Player award two times. The Portugal's striker will be looking to reclaim the award from the last time winner Croatia's Luka Modric.

 

FIFA released the nominations for four of the best categories and the winner will be decided through the voting done by the fans.

In the Women's Best Player category, USA's Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe received nominations as they were instrumental in taking the team to their second successive World Cup triumph earlier this year.

Australia's Sam Kerr and England's Lucy Bronze have also gotten nominated for the award.

In the Men's Best Coach category, Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola have been nominated. Both Klopp and Guardiola enjoyed huge success in the 2018/19.

Under Guardiola, Manchester City won the Premier League as they edged out Liverpool by one point.

Whereas Liverpool under Klopp, managed to win the Champions League as they defeated Tottenham Hotspurs in the finals.

The nominations for the awards are as follows:

The Best FIFA Men's Player nominees:

Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) - Juventus

Frenkie de Jong (Netherlands) - Ajax / FC Barcelona

Matthijs de Ligt (Netherlands) - Ajax / Juventus

Eden Hazard (Belgium) - Chelsea / Real Madrid

Harry Kane (England) - Tottenham Hotspur

Sadio Mane (Senegal) - Liverpool

Kylian Mbappe (France) - Paris Saint-Germain

Lionel Messi (Argentina) - FC Barcelona

Mohamed Salah (Egypt) - Liverpool

Virgil van Dijk (Netherlands) - Liverpool

The Best FIFA Women's Player nominees:

Lucy Bronze (England) - Olympique Lyonnais

Julie Ertz (USA) - Chicago Red Stars

Caroline Graham Hansen (Norway) - Wolfsburg / FC Barcelona

Ada Hegerberg (Norway) - Olympique Lyonnais

Amandine Henry (France) - Olympique Lyonnais

Sam Kerr (Australia) - Chicago Red Stars / Perth Glory

Rose Lavelle (USA) - Washington Spirit

Vivianne Miedema (Netherlands) - Arsenal

Alex Morgan (USA) - Orlando Pride

Megan Rapinoe (USA) - Reign FC

Wendie Renard (France) - Olympique Lyonnais

Ellen White (England) - Birmingham City / Manchester City

The Best FIFA Men's Coach nominees:

Djamel Belmadi (Algeria) - Algeria national team

Didier Deschamps (France) - France national team

Marcelo Gallardo (Argentina) - River Plate

Ricardo Gareca (Argentina) - Peru national team

Pep Guardiola (Spain) - Manchester City

Jurgen Klopp (Germany) - Liverpool

Mauricio Pochettino (Argentina) - Tottenham Hotspur

Fernando Santos (Portugal) - Portugal national team

Erik ten Hag (Netherlands) - Ajax

Tite (Brazil) - Brazil national team

The Best FIFA Women's Coach nominees

Milena Bertolini (Italy) - Italy national team

Jill Ellis (USA) - USA national team

Peter Gerhardsson (Sweden) - Sweden national team

Futoshi Ikeda (Japan) - Japan U-20 national team

Antonia Is (Spain) - Spain U-17 national team

Joe Montemurro (Australia) - Arsenal

Phil Neville (England) - England national team

Reynald Pedros (France) - Olympique Lyonnais

Paul Riley (England) - North Carolina Courage

Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands) - Netherlands national team

The winners of the awards will be revealed by FIFA on September 23.

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