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Messi, Ronaldo nominated for FIFA World footballer of the Year award

August 17, 2017 3:24 PM
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Messi, Ronaldo nominated for FIFA World footballer of the Year award

FIFA has revealed its 24-man shortlist for its The Best Player of the year award headlined by Gianluigi Buffon, Lionel Messi and current champion Cristiano Ronaldo.

The list includes seven Real Madrid players including the aforementioned Ronaldo, Keylor Navas, Sergio Ramos, Dani Carvajal, Marcelo, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric.

Barcelona players nominated include; Luis Suarez, Messi and Andres Iniesta.

Bayern Munich s represented by Manuel Neuer, Robert Lewandowski and midfielder Arturo Vidal while Juventus stars Buffon and Dybala make the list.

Former defender Leandro Bonucci now of AC Milan is also included including former Barcelona star Neymar now of PSG.

Tottenham's Harry Kane, Chelsea's N'Golo Kante and Eden Hazard are also rewarded for their fine performances throughout the year.

Free agent Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez are also included.

The current holder of the award is Cristiano Ronaldo. The winner will be announced on October 23 in a ceremony in London.

Also read: Ronaldo, Neymar, Messi nominees for FIFA prize for 3rd year

Source: sports.naij.com

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