Ronaldo, Messi nominated for FIFA Best Men’s Player award

FIFA released the nominations for four of the best categories and the winner will be decided through the voting done by the fans. The winners of the awards will be revealed by FIFA on September 23.

Written by August 2, 2019 11:34

New Delhi: 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.

Ronaldo has won the FIFA Best Men’s Player award two times and 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 Tire (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. (ANI)