Egyptian Mohamed Salah, Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo and Croatian Luka Modric were shortlisted for the 2018 Best FIFA Men’s Player award.
According to a FIFA statement on Monday, Argentinean Lionel Messi missed out on the shortlist for the 2018 Best FIFA Men’s Player award.
Mohamed Salah had scored 32 Premier League goals last season while Ronaldo scored 26 goals in La Liga last season and Modric was named UEFA’s Men’s player of the season.
The nominees of Best FIFA Men’s Coach are Zlatko Dalic (Croatia/Croatia national team), Didier Deschamps (France/France national team), Zinedine Zidane (France/formerly Real Madrid CF).
The shortlisted Best FIFA Women’s Player are Ada Hegerberg (Norway/Olympique Lyonnais), Dzsenifer Marozsán (Germany/Olympique Lyonnais), Marta (Brazil/Orlando Pride) and the nominees of Best FIFA Women’s Coach are Reynald Pedros (France/Olympique Lyonnais), Asako Takakura (Japan/Japan national team), Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands/Netherlands national team).
The nominees of Best FIFA Goalkeeper are Thibaut Courtois (Belgium/Real Madrid CF, formerly Chelsea FC), Hugo Lloris (France/Tottenham Hotspur FC), Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark/Leicester City FC).
The nominees of FIFA Puskas Award — given for the best goal of the year — are as follows:
Gareth Bale (Real Madrid CF) – v. Liverpool FC
Denis Cheryshev (Russia) – v. Croatia
Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (AEK FC) – v. Olympiacos FC
Giorgian De Arrascaeta (Cruzeiro) – v. América MG
Riley McGree (Newcastle Jets FC) – v. Melbourne City FC
Lionel Messi (Argentina) – v. Nigeria
Benjamin Pavard (France) – v. Argentina
Ricardo Quaresma (Portugal) – v. IR Iran
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid CF) – v. Juventus FC
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool FC) – v. Everton FC
The winners will be crowned on September 24.