Football News: Neymar was named alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the three-man shortlist for the Best Fifa Men’s Player Award, which was announced in London on Friday and in all probability this trio will make it to the principle three of the Ballon d’Or 2017.
Brazil superstar Neymar, 25, won the Copa del Rey with Barcelona last season before joining Paris Saint-Germain in a blockbuster 222 million euros ($266 million) move that smashed the world trade record, is one of the brightest candidate to look for the Ballon d’Or 2017.
Ronaldo, 32, is the mind-boggling favorite to win the award, having led Real Madrid to the La Liga title and a third Champions League achievement in four years last season. It will be shock if he doesn’t claims the Ballon d’Or 2017
He won a year prior’s award ensuing to winning the Champions League with Madrid and the European Championship with Portugal.
Ronaldo already won the Fifa World Player of the Year award in 2008 and is a four-time victor of the Ballon d’Or and the possible champ of the Ballon d’Or 2017.
Messi, 30, scored 54 targets last season as Barcelona won the Copa del Rey and Spanish Super Cup.
The Argentina extraordinary, a record five-time victor of the Ballon d’Or, has made a wonderful start to the present crusade, scoring 12 targets in his underlying eight appearances in all competitions. This lit up the race for the Ballon d’Or 2017.
Ronaldo won the inaugural Best Fifa Men’s Player Award a year prior after a six-year merger between the Fifa honor and the Ballon d’Or.
The shortlist for the Best Fifa Women’s Player award includes Venezeula’s Deyna Castellanos, Carli Lloyd of the United States and Dutch player Lieke Martens.
Honest to goodness Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane conflicts with Chelsea’s Antonio Conte and Juventus director Massimiliano Allegri for the best mentor award.
Veteran Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is shortlisted for the Best Fifa Goalkeeper prize alongside Keylor Navas of Real Madrid and Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer.
The victor of the 2017 awards will be announced during an administration at the London Palladium on October 23.
The voting in favor of the award, also weighted between national gathering commanders, national gathering mentors, media and fans, closed quite recently.
Lionel Messi, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo have been named as the finalists for the FIFA Best Men’s Player award in 2017.
It would be outrageous for Messi and Neymar this year to stop Ronaldo ensuring the FIFA Best Men’s players and the Ballon d’Or 2017.
Bona fide Madrid star Ronaldo won the accolade a year prior, which was the inaugural edition of the event.
The board to decide the Best Men’s Player included Cafu, Landon Donovan, Enzo Francescoli, Diego Maradona, Carles Puyol, Carlos Valderrama and Edwin van der Sar.
The champ will be announced at the London Palladium on October 23.
Messi was second to Ronaldo in his last season’s voting, with Antoine Griezmann third.
Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar was fourth in the Best FIFA 2016 awards, yet moves into the best three this year alongside his former Barcelona associate Messi.
There had been 24 players named on the past shortlist for his year’s honor, with Gianluigi Buffon, Paulo Dybala, Griezmann, Harry Kane, Sergio Ramos and Alexis Sanchez among the names to be cut before the last three.
Ronaldo, in like manner the favorite for the Ballon d’Or 2017, has been strongly tipped to win the FIFA award again after a 2016-17 season fight which saw him win La Liga and the Champions League with Madrid.