The Federation Internationale de Football Association FIFA has nominated 10 strong men for 2019 Best Fifa Men’s Player award. The list have the Liverpool trio Virgil van Dijk, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah plus Tottenham’s Harry Kane as the only English players that was nominated for 2019 Best Fifa Men’s Player Award.
However, former Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard is also on the 10-strong list that includes Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.
England’s Lucy Bronze and Ellen White are contenders in the women’s category.
The winners will be revealed on 23 September, following a public vote.
Lionesses manager Phil Neville and US head coach Jill Ellis have been nominated as best women’s coach.
Ellis, who this week announced she will step down, guided the US women’s team to back-to-back World Cup titles, while Neville led the Lionesses to a fourth-place finish in France.
English-born Paul Riley is also nominated as the manager of women’s side North Carolina Courage.
Premier League managers Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino have been nominated for the best men’s coach award. See the Shortlist for the 2019 Best Fifa Men’s Player Award below:
Shortlist for the 2019 Best Fifa Men’s Player Award
- Frenkie de Jong, Netherlands (Ajax, now Barcelona)
- Matthijs de Ligt, Netherlands (Ajax, now Juventus)
- Eden Hazard, Belgium (Chelsea, now Real Madrid)
- Harry Kane, England (Tottenham)
- Sadio Mane, Senegal (Liverpool)
- Kylian Mbappe, France (Paris St-Germain)
- Lionel Messi, Argentina (Barcelona)
- Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal (Juventus)
- Mohamed Salah, Egypt (Liverpool)
- Virgil van Dijk, Netherlands (Liverpool)
List of Nominated 2019 FIFA women’s player Award
- Lucy Bronze, England
- Julie Ertz, United States
- Caroline Graham Hansen, Norway
- Ada Hegerberg, Norway
- Amandine Henry, France
- Sam Kerr, Australia
- Rose Lavelle, United States
- Vivianne Miedema, Netherlands
- Alex Morgan, United States
- Megan Rapinoe, United States
- Wendie Renard, France
- Ellen White, England
FIFA 2019 women’s coaches Award shortlist
- Phil Neville, England
- Jill Ellis, United States
- Milena Bertolini, Italy
- Peter Gerhardsson, Sweden
- Futoshi Ikeda, Japan
- Antonia Is, Spain
- Joe Montemurro, Arsenal
- Reynald Pedros, Lyon
- Paul Riley, North Carolina Courage
- Sarina Wiegman, Netherlands
FIFA 2019 men’s coaches Award Shortlist
- Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool
- Pep Guardiola, Manchester City
- Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham
- Djamel Belmadi, Algeria
- Didier Deschamps, France
- Marcelo Gallardo, River Plate
- Ricardo Gareca, Peru
- Fernando Santos, Portugal
- Erik Ten Hag, Ajax
- Tite, Brazil
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Shortlist for the 2019 Best Fifa Men’s Player Award – 10 men Nominated for FIFA World Best Player of the year 2019