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3 Finalists For FIFA World Player Of The Year Revealed

3 Finalists For FIFA’s 2017 Best Men’s Player Revealed

By David Kappel - Sep 22, 2017 03:27 PM @kappilinho

FIFA have announced the three finalists for the 2017 FIFA Best Men’s Player award, previously known was the World Player of the Year, snubbing the likes of Sergio Ramos and Luis Suarez.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery to see FIFA’s three finalists.

A panel of FIFA legends, including Cafu, Diego Maradona, Carles Puyol and Jay-Jay Okocha, among others, compiled the initial 24-man shortlist, which included Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and was announced in August.

Subsequently the voting period ran from 21 August until 7 September and was open for voters in four evenly-weighted categories: national team coaches, national team captains, select media and fans from around the world, each giving their preferred option five points, second-choice three and third place one point.

For the first time, FIFA also changed the assessed period from the award running along the calendar year to it being based on the 2016/17 season.

Cristiano Ronaldo, who won the award in 2016, is once again the clear favourite to lift the prestigious price. His long-standing rival Lionel Messi and Neymar, for his final season at FC Barcelona, are the other two nominees.

The 30-year-old guided Real to four trophies in 2016/17, namely the UEFA Champions League, La Liga, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup, and already lifted the 2017 UEFA European Player of the Year.

The Portuguese won the award, which is the successor of the FIFA Ballon d’Or after joint organisers FIFA and France Football split up last year*, in three of the past four years and four times overall.

If he would indeed again beat Messi to this year’s award, he would equal the Argentine’s overall haul of five wins, claiming the prestigious award in 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016 so far, while Messi won it in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015.

Read: FIFPro Announce Nominees For 2017 FIFA World XI

Meanwhile, the three nominees for the new The Best Goalkeeper award are: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Keylor Navas (Real Madrid) and Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich).

*Note: France Football’s award, the well-known Ballon d’Or or Golden Ball, will be announced in December.

Who do you think will lift the 2017 FIFA Best Men’s Player award? Have your say in the comments section below.


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kebelicious Joined: 29 Dec 2015
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kebelicious Oct 04, 2017 08:27 AM
Only jealous people will said Messi ,but every one no that CR7 was the last man standing
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Cruz18thmoyo Sep 28, 2017 08:45 PM
Without fear and favor CR7 is taking this .if that short boy wins it, I swear I will kil myself,
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Binda_Bucks1 Sep 27, 2017 09:06 PM
Good luck kubo bonk but I don't know how did Madrid Goalkeeper make it to that final 3
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LG_Ntlaka_Radebe Sep 26, 2017 10:19 PM
#King #LM10
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pszungu35 Sep 26, 2017 06:47 AM
This is why i dont discuss football with barca cows they are too emotional they always put emotions before facts so im not gona say anything in this post just gona watch them hurting.......
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Royam Sep 25, 2017 11:24 PM
Cr7 has been favoured all the times this ballon d or thing is corrupt messi scored more goals dan Cr7 if its abt the team winning trophies then Neymar also won the gold medal for brazil in rio olympics
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Junior11 Sep 25, 2017 03:42 PM
What about prince neymar he assist most of messi goals and he was the best player everytime barcelona attack....so for neymar is the best player in de world
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KING XOLANI KC Sep 25, 2017 03:40 PM
King cr7 we all know it I am andy
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shatriano Sep 25, 2017 09:24 AM
up Leo
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Melizwe17@K4L Sep 25, 2017 08:22 AM
For me Leo Messi deserves it more than anyone, but because Ronaldo won Champions league & La Liga with Real Madrid he stands a good chance to walk away with it.
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mpmll Sep 25, 2017 07:52 AM
CR7
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Lawrence-4LF Sep 24, 2017 12:59 PM
Ronaldo
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Danko Sep 24, 2017 12:54 PM
CR7
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clemz7 Sep 23, 2017 09:00 PM
Prince Neymar
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Kgwara Sep 23, 2017 07:46 PM
Now cowsi is scoring penalties only eish this cow
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jinks Sep 23, 2017 05:27 PM
It belongs to King Cr7.
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Ronaldinho 10 Sep 23, 2017 02:32 PM
Gud luck to finalist
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#eddie Sep 23, 2017 12:45 PM
@musah005 it's not jealous dude...it's only facts...nd u knw it....
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analdinho83Mgema Sep 23, 2017 12:19 PM
Gudluck to Cristiano Ronaldo and Gigi Buffon
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Aka-Skobho Sep 23, 2017 10:58 AM
CR7 deserve this award as he was above the two Messi and Neymar,he won the La Liga,UCL and Super Cup Real Madrid and he also did well for Portugal national football team

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