Former winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have been shortlisted for the Best FIFA Men’s Player for 2020. The nominations for seven individual trophies was released on Wednesday with the ceremony slated for 17 December.
The 11-man shortlist for The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2020 award – based on their respective achievements during the period between 20 July 2019 to 7 October 2020 – was compiled by a panel of experts in men’s football.
Ronaldo, who won in 2016 and 2017, and Messi, who won last year, headline the list. Other nominees are Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich, Liverpool), Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Sadio Mane (Liverpool), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool).
Voting to decide the winner is equally weighted between fans, journalists, national team coaches and captains.