FIFA has today revealed the shortlisted candidates for four of the individual trophies, which will be presented at The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony in London on 24 September 2018.
The nominees for the #TheBest FIFA Men's Player 2018 have been revealed!?
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The announcement comes after a spectacular 2018 FIFA World Cup, where football’s finest showcased their immense passion and unrivalled skill across Russia in the race to be crowned The Best.
Ten candidates in each of the following four categories have been named:
The Best FIFA Men’s Player:
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Real Madrid CF/Juventus FC)
Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium/Manchester City FC)
Antoine Griezmann (France/ Atlético Madrid)
Eden Hazard (Belgium/Chelsea FC)
Harry Kane (England/Tottenham Hotspur FC)
Kylian Mbappé (France/Paris Saint-Germain)
Lionel Messi (Argentina/FC Barcelona)
Luka Modric (Croatia/Real Madrid CF)
Mohammed Salah (Egypt/Liverpool FC)
Raphaël Varane (France/Real Madrid CF)
OFFICIAL | The nominees for #TheBest FIFA Men’s Player 2018:
Kevin De Bruyne
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The Best FIFA Women’s Player:
Lucy Bronze (England/Olympique Lyonnais)
Pernille Harder (Denmark/VfL Wolfsburg)
Ada Hegerberg (Norway/Olympique Lyonnais)
Amandine Henry (France/Olympique Lyonnais)
Samantha Kerr (Australia/Sky Blue FC/Perth Glory FC/Chicago Red Stars)
Saki Kumagai (Japan/Olympique Lyonnais)
Dzsenifer Marozsán (Germany/ Olympique Lyonnais)
Marta (Brazil/Orlando Pride)
Megan Rapinoe (USA/Seattle Reign FC)
Wendie Renard (France/Olympique Lyonnais)
The Best FIFA Men’s Coach:
Massimiliano Allegri (Italy/Juventus FC)
Stanislav Cherchesov (Russia/Russia national team)
Zlatko Dalic (Croatia/Croatia national team)
Didier Deschamps (France/France national team)
Pep Guardiola (Spain/Manchester City FC)
Jürgen Klopp (Germany/Liverpool FC)
Roberto Martínez (Spain/Belgium national team)
Diego Simeone (Argentina/Atlético Madrid)
Gareth Southgate (England/England national team)
Ernesto Valverde (Spain/FC Barcelona)
Zinédine Zidane (France/Real Madrid CF)
The Best FIFA Women’s Coach:
Emma Hayes (England/Chelsea Ladies FC)
Stephan Lerch (Germany/VfL Wolfsburg)
Mark Parsons (England/Portland Thorns FC)
Reynald Pedros (France/Olympique Lyonnais)
Alen Stajcic (Australia/Australia national team)
Asako Takakura (Japan/Japan national team)
Vadão (Brazil/Brazil national team)
Jorge Vilda (Spain/Spain national team)
Martina Voss-Tecklenburg (Germany/Switzerland national team)
Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands/The Netherlands national team).
FIFA will announce the final lists of the three nominees for each of the four categories listed above in early September. Returning to London for the second successive year, the THE BEST FIFA Football Awards will honour the sport’s top players and coaching talent from around the world, recognising their extraordinary achievements over the past season.
Two panels of renowned experts, revealed earlier this month, have decided upon the shortlisted candidates based on their performances across the full 2017/18 season.