FIFA confirmed on Monday that the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, argentine lionel Messi and dutchman Virgil Van Dijk are the three finalists for the award to “The Best”, which will be delivered on the 23rd in the La Scala theatre of Milan.
The attackers of Juventus and Barcelona Football Club, as well as the defender of Liverpool, tested as candidates for the awards of the FIFA days after making it in the Gala of UEFA in Monaco, where Virgil van Dijk won the distinction as the best of the last season, in which he was european champion and best player in the final in Madrid.
A year ago, the winner of the “Best” was for the Croatian Luka Modric, midfielder of Real Madrid, who won the vote of former Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo, with whom he won the thirteenth “Champion Of the club months before, and the egyptian Mohamed Salah, a finalist last year.
Modric won 29.5% of votes, Christian 29.08% and Salah el 11.23%.
In the female category, the three finalists are the English Lucy Bronze Olympique Lyon (FRA), who also won the prize of the UEFA in Monaco on 29 August, and the americans Alex Morgan (Pride of Orlando) and Megan Rapinoe (Reign), who was proclaimed champion of the world this year in France.
The award for best coach of the season will come from the trio formed by the Spanish Pep Guardiola, the head of the English Manchester City, the German Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool (ING) that won the Champions League against Tottenham. (ING) of Argentina. Mauricio Pochettino, also a candidate.
The finalists for the award for the best coach women’s football are the coach of the united States, Jill Ellis, world champion after his team’s victory over the Netherlands in the final of the championship played in France, at the end of which he announced his retirement, Phil Neville, coach of the English team, and the Dutch Sarina Wiegman, coach of his country.
The goalkeeper of Liverpool, Alisson Becker, recently voted as the best goalkeeper in europe, will be selected for the award for the best goalkeeper, along with the German Marc-André ter Stegen of FC Barcelona and the brazilian Ederson Manchester City
The candidates will be the chilean PSG, Christiana Endler, sweden’s Hedvig Lindahl (Chelsea / Wolfsburg) and the Dutch Sari van Veenendaal (Arsenal / Atletico Madrid).
The Prize Puskas for the best goal will have as candidates for Messi, for the third goal that marked the victory of the League Barça against Betis (1-4) on the 17th of march, with the colombian Juan Fernando Quintero, by having marked with River Plate against Racing in the Super league of argentina on the 10th of February and the Hungarian Dániel Zsóri in the Debrecen-Ferencvaros in the first division Hungarian also in February.
Users Fifa.com will be able to vote until the 23rd of September to choose the winner of an amateur, who shall be elected by the brazilian Sylvia Grecco, the uruguayan Just Sanchez and the fans of the Dutch team in the last World Cup. .
The first describes his blind son at every match of Palmeiras and the second, a disciple of Hill, he attends all the games of his opponent, Rampla, the team of his son who died in a traffic accident on his return from football.
FIFA plans to announce the 55 names shortlisted to form the eleventh FIFA FIFPro the next year.