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

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 25 July 2018, 11:03 AM
Cristiano Ronaldo after winning 2017 edition of the FIFA Player of the Year award (Photo: FIFA Twitter)
Cristiano Ronaldo after winning 2017 edition of the FIFA Player of the Year award (Photo: FIFA Twitter)

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

Kevin De BruyneManchester City/Belgium

Antoine Griezmann – Atletico Madrid/France

Eden HazardChelsea/Belgium

Harry Kane – Tottenham Hotspur/England

Kylian Mbappe – Paris Saint Germain/PSG

Lionel MessiBarcelona/Argentina

Luka Modric – Real Madrid/Croatia

Mohamed Salah – Liverpool/Egypt

Raphael Varane – Real Madrid/France

First Published: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 10:51 AM
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