On the even held in London, FIFA announced the finalist for The Best FIFA Football Awards. The winners will be revealed at the ceremony which will also take place in London on 23 October. FIFA introduced the award in 2016 when it cut ties with the France Football ‘s Ballon d’Or.
Last year’s winner Cristiano Ronaldo was joined by Lionel Messi and Neymar as the finalist for The Best FIFA Men’s Player. With another UEFA Champions League title in his resume alongside winning the Euro 2016, there is no doubt that Ronaldo is the firm favorite to take the award. Another last year’s winner, American Carli Lloyd of the Houston Dash is in the competition for The Best FIFA Women’s Player alongside Venezuela’s Deyna Castellanos and Netherlands’ Lieke Martens.This year, FIFA also decided to increase the number of awards and introduced The Best FIFA Goalkeeper Award with Gianluigi Buffon, Keylor Navas, and Manuel Neuer as finalists.
On the ceremony, the finalists for the FIFA Puskás Award, which is given to the player who scored the most beautiful goal in the past season, were revealed. You can check them all out in the video below and also vote for your favorite one.
Here are all the finalists in each category.
Cristiano Ronaldo (POR / Real Madrid)
Lionel Messi (ARG – FC Barcelona)
Neymar (BRA – FC Barcelona/Paris Saint-Germain)
Deyna Castellanos (VEN – Santa Clarita Blue Heat/Florida State Seminoles)
Carli Lloyd (The USA – Houston Dash/Manchester City Women)
Lieke Martens (NED – FC Barcelona Femeni)
Massimiliano Allegri (ITA – Juventus)
Antonio Conte (ITA – Chelsea)
Zinedine Zidane (FRA – Real Madrid)
Nils Nielsen (DEN – Danish national team)
Gerard Precheur (FRA – Olympique Lyonnais Feminin)
Sarina Wiegman (NED – Netherlands national team)
Gianluigi Buffon (ITA – Juventus)
Keylor Navas (CRC – Real Madrid)
Manuel Neuer (GER – FC Bayern Munich)
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