2018 is already past half and this is the time where football lovers are always preparing for the beginning of a new season. It is also the time where individual award nominations are released and football fans get to vote for their best players of the year. One of the awards that fans would be anticipating for is the FIFA best men’s player award for 2018.
The 2018 FIFA best men’s player award, is an award hosted by FIFA to reward the player with the best performance in a football year. This year’s award would soon happen and the nominations for the 2018 FIFA men’s player of the year award is already out.
This FIFA men’s player of the year award features Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Mo Salah, Kevin de Bruyne and a host of others who were no doubt exception on the pitch this year. Ronaldo won the 2017/2018 champions league with his former club – Real Madrid, Lionel Messi scored 34 goals in the Spanish La Liga to give Barca a title win, Mo Salah had an incredible season with Liverpool, even getting them to the champions league final.
The list also features the best scorer in the English premier league and the world cup wonder teen Kylian Mbappe. This list came out after the 2018 world cup and the world cup surely had one or two things to contribute to the list of nominations. Neymar whose country was knocked out at the quarter-final did not make the list of the top ten players.
See the full list of players who were nominations for the 2018 FIFA men’s player of the year award below.
Nominees for 2018 FIFA Best Men’s Player Award
- Cristiano Ronaldo – Juventus & Portugal
- Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City & Belgium
- Antoine Griezmann – Atletico Madrid & France
- Eden Hazard – Chelsea & Belgium
- Harry Kane – Tottenham & England
- Kylian Mbappe – Paris St-Germain & France
- Lionel Messi – Barcelona & Argentina
- Luka Modric – Real Madrid & Croatia
- Mohamed Salah – Liverpool & Egypt
- Raphael Varane – Real Madrid & France
The award will hold on the 24th of September, 2018 in London and will see the presence of football players, coaches, and journalists.