Following the announcement of the 11 coaches nominated for the title of “The Best Coach” of the 2017-2018 season, FIFA unveiled on Tuesday, July 24, the final lists of candidates for the individual awards that will be handed out as part of the The Best – FIFA Football Awards ceremony held in London on September 24, 2018. Among these lists we reveal the 10 players nominated for the “The Best Player” prize.
Last year, Cristiano Ronaldo made a double blow by winning the Ballon d’Or France Football and the trophy The Best – Player of the FIFA 2017 in London, after winning the inaugural election in 2016 in Zurich.
“This award recognizes the best player, regardless of the league they are in or their nationality, for their achievements between July 3, 2017 and July 15, 2018 (inclusive). It is awarded according to the performances on the field and the general behavior, whether on the field or outside, “ explains the official website of FIFA.
For this 2018 edition, there is obviously the former player of Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo, already winning last year, or the FC Barcelona striker Lionel Messi.
The 10 nominated for the title of best FIFA player of the season 2017-2018:
– Cristiano Ronaldo (Ex Real Madrid – Juventus Turin / Portugal)
– Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City / Belgium)
– Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid / France)
– Eden Hazard (Chelsea / Belgium)
– Harry Kane (Tottenham / England)
– Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain / France)
– Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona / Argentina)
– Luka Modric (Real Madrid / Croatia)
– Mohamed Salah (Liverpool / Egypt)
– Raphael Varane (Real Madrid / France)
Here are the other categories:
The Best – FIFA 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 coach for men’s football : Massimiliano Allegri (Italy / Juventus FC); Stanislav Cherchesov (Russia / Russian team); Zlatko Dalić (Croatia / Croatia team); Didier Deschamps (France / France team); Pep Guardiola (Spain / Manchester City FC); Jürgen Klopp (Germany / Liverpool FC); Roberto Martínez (Spain / Belgium team); Diego Simeone (Argentina / Atlético de Madrid); Gareth Southgate (England / England team); Ernesto Valverde (Spain / FC Barcelona); Zinedine Zidane (France / Real Madrid).
The Best – FIFA coach for women’s football : 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 team); Asako Takakura (Japan / Japan team); Vadão (Brazil / Brazil team); Jorge Vilda (Spain / Spain team); Martina Voss-Tecklenburg (Germany / Swiss team); Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands / Netherlands team).