Lionel Messi, Ronaldo and Van Dijk shortlisted for FIFA’s Best Player of the year award
Britain full-back Lucy Bronze won UEFA’s ladies’ honor and is on FIFA’s waitlist with the United States’ World Cup-winning pair Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is facing Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino of Tottenham for best men’s mentor.
Phil Neville, who drove England’s ladies to a World Cup semi-last, is up for the ladies’ mentor grant with the USA’s Jill Ellis and Sarina Wiegman who guided European bosses the Netherlands to the World Cup last.
FIFA Best Shortlists Name:
Men’s player Name:
Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus/Portugal), Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Argentina), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool/Netherlands)
Lucy Bronze (Lyon/England), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride/USA), Megan Rapinoe (Reign FC/USA)
Men’ s Coach Name:
Get up and go Guardiola (Manchester City), Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool), Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham)
Ladies’ Coach Name:
Jill Ellis (USA), Phil Neville (England), Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands)
Christiane Endler (Paris St-Germain/Chile), Hedvig Lindahl (Wolfsburg/Sweden), Sari van Veenendaal (Atletico Madrid/Netherlands)
Alisson (Liverpool/Brazil), Ederson (Manchester City/Brazil), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona/Germany)