Ronaldo, Messi & Neymar up for FIFA award

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo Ronaldo, Messi & Neymar all nominated for The Best FIFA award Chris Myson Last updated 2 years ago 21:27 22/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(29) Cristiano Ronaldo The Best award Getty Images Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi Real Madrid PSG Barcelona Ligue 1 Primera División Neymar The Liga duo and PSG star have been shortlisted for the top men’s player of the year gong, a prize won by the Portuguese forward in 2016 Lionel Messi, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo have been named as the finalists for the FIFA Best Men’s Player award in 2017.Real Madrid star Ronaldo won the accolade last year, which was the inaugural edition of the event.Messi 10/3 to be CL top scorer Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing The panel to decide the Best Men’s Player included Cafu, Landon Donovan, Enzo Francescoli, Diego Maradona, Carles Puyol, Carlos Valderrama and Edwin van der Sar.The winner will be announced at the London Palladium on October 23.Your candidates for #TheBest FIFA Men’s Award 2017 #CristianoRonaldo #LionelMessi #Neymar Who will be crowned #TheBest ? pic.twitter.com/ju17TJ0JDA — FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) September 22, 2017 Messi was second to Ronaldo in his last season’s voting, with Antoine Griezmann third.Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar was fourth in the Best FIFA 2016 awards, but moves into the top three this year along with his former Barcelona team-mate Messi.There had been 24 players named on the previous shortlist for his year’s honour, with Gianluigi Buffon, Paulo Dybala, Griezmann, Harry Kane, Sergio Ramos and Alexis Sanchez among the names to be cut before the final three.Ronaldo, also the favourite for the Ballon d’Or, has been heavily tipped to win the FIFA award again after a 2016-17 season campaign which saw him win La Liga and the Champions League with Madrid.last_img read more