The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2018: Ronaldo, Messi up against Modric, Mbappe and others

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International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), has declared the nominees for The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2018 following a massive season in terms of European club football and FIFA World Cup 2018.

The shortlisted players are selected for their performances for their respective club and countries for the period 3 July 2017-15 July 2018.

Former Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo won the 2017 edition of the award after helping the Spanish giants win the Champions League and La Liga titles.

A notable absentee from the list is Paris Saint Germain and Brazilian superstar Neymar following his underwhelming performance in the World Cup and a long-term injury during the club season for PSG.

Nominees for the 2018 edition are:

Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid (Now Juventus)/Portugal

#TheBest FIFA Men’s Player 2018 nominee | @CristianoLifted @ChampionsLeague & #ClubWC with @realmadriden pic.twitter.com/ZsGDyJBJdo

— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) July 24, 2018

Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City/Belgium

#TheBest FIFA Men’s Player 2018 nominee | @DeBruyneKevLifted @PremierLeague & @Carabao_Cup trophies with @ManCity, while he helped @BelRedDevils finish in best-ever position of third place at the @FIFAWorldCup pic.twitter.com/ivfYjJLvFm

— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) July 24, 2018

Antoine Griezmann – Atletico Madrid/France

#TheBest FIFA Men’s Player 2018 nominee | @AntoGriezmann@FIFAWorldCup champion with @FrenchTeam, adidas Bronze Ball and adidas Silver Boot award winner at #WorldCup & @EuropaLeague winner with @atletienglish pic.twitter.com/moY03cARsi

— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) July 24, 2018

Eden Hazard – Chelsea/Belgium

#TheBest FIFA Men’s Player 2018 nominee | @hazardeden10Captained @BelRedDevils to best-ever @FIFAWorldCup finish (third place) & won @EmiratesFACup with @ChelseaFC pic.twitter.com/kaXKyx5pME

— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) July 24, 2018

Harry Kane – Tottenham Hotspur/England

#TheBest FIFA Men’s Player 2018 nominee | @HKaneHelped @England to fourth-place finish @FIFAWorldCup and #WorldCup adidas Golden Boot winner pic.twitter.com/O5R92yFnvF

— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) July 24, 2018

Kylian Mbappe – Paris Saint Germain/PSG

#TheBest FIFA Men’s Player 2018 nominee | @KMbappe@FIFAWorldCup champion with @FrenchTeam, won FIFA Young Player Award in Russia and a domestic treble with @PSG_English pic.twitter.com/ovHd6K9sBo

— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) July 24, 2018

Lionel Messi – Barcelona/Argentina

#TheBest FIFA Men’s Player 2018 nominee | Lionel MessiLifted @LaLigaEN & Copa del Rey trophies with @FCBarcelona pic.twitter.com/8i7FCV8FqI

— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) July 24, 2018

Luka Modric – Real Madrid/Croatia

#TheBest FIFA Men’s Player 2018 nominee | Luka ModricCaptained @HNS_CFF to @FIFAWorldCup Final where they finished runners-up, #WorldCup adidas Golden Ball winner, as well as @ChampionsLeague & #ClubWC winner with @realmadriden pic.twitter.com/sIbbRqOiLD

— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) July 24, 2018

Mohamed Salah – Liverpool/Egypt

#TheBest FIFA Men’s Player 2018 nominee | @MoSalah@ChampionsLeague finalist with @LFC + @PremierLeague Golden Boot winner pic.twitter.com/LT7KpwNiH8

— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) July 24, 2018

Raphael Varane – Real Madrid/France

#TheBest FIFA Men’s Player 2018 nominee | @raphaelvarane@FIFAWorldCup champion with @FrenchTeam, #ClubWC and @ChampionsLeague winner with @realmadriden pic.twitter.com/VzfHf10Fua

— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) July 24, 2018

OFFICIAL | The nominees for #TheBest FIFA Men’s Player 2018: Cristiano RonaldoKevin De BruyneAntoine GriezmannEden HazardHarry KaneKylian MbappeLionel MessiLuka ModricMohamed SalahRaphael VaraneFor the period 3 July 2017-15 July 2018 pic.twitter.com/bqt8tDWY8d

— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) July 24, 2018

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