FIFA Award: Messi, Ronaldo and Lewandowski make final list
World football governing body have announced on Friday evening, December 11, the names of the final three nominees for this year’s award of best player.
The three players are Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich, Barcelona captain Lionel Messi and Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo.
🥁 Introducing the finalists for The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2020 🏆
🇦🇷 Lionel Messi#TheBest | #FIFAFootballAwards pic.twitter.com/II15QxBxG4
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) December 11, 2020
Despite the hazard of COVID-19 this year, these three player have been impressive for their respective clubs in all competitions.
Last month, FIFA actually released names of 11 players in their shortlist before the later narrowed it down to three on Friday, December 11.
Kevin De Bruyne, Sadio Mane, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, Sergio Ramos, Mohamed Salah, Thiago Alcantara and Virgil van Dijk have all dropped out of the running.
Robert Lewandowski has never won the award before, while Cristiano Ronaldo has lifted it twice before moving to Juventus.
Barcelona legend Lionel Messi is the holder of the prestigious FIFA Award for the best male player category.
Meanwhile, the winner of this award will be announced in a ceremony on December 17.
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