Paris St Germain forward Lionel Messi, Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah are among the 11 players shortlisted for The Best FIFA Men’s Player grant, the world overseeing body said on Monday.
The triplet are joined by last year’s victor Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich, Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne and Chelsea couple N’Golo Kante and Jorginho.
Genuine Madrid forward Karim Benzema, Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland and PSG pair Kylian Mbappe and Neymar complete the rundown.
Ladies’ Super League players rule the ladies’ honor with Arsenal’s Vivianne Miedema, City couple Lucy Bronze and Ellen White and Chelsea group of four Sam Kerr, Magdalena Eriksson, Pernille Harder and Ji So-yun all in dispute.
Emma Hayes, who drove Chelsea to the 2021 Champions League last, is joined on The Best FIFA Women’s Coach waitlist by England director Sarina Wiegman and Canada mentor Beverly Priestman.
Manchester City director Pep Guardiola, Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel and Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte are designated for the men’s honor, alongside Germany’s Hansi Flick and Italy mentor Roberto Mancini, who drove them to the Euro 2020 title.
Liverpool’s Alisson Becker, Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy and Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel are among the chosen people for The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper grant.