A panel of FIFA Legends have shortlisted 24 players for The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2017 award.
The candidates, in alphabetical order, are:
* Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (GAB - Borussia Dortmund)
* Leonardo Bonucci (ITA - Juventus/AC Milan)
* Gianluigi Buffon (ITA - Juventus)
* Dani Carvajal (ESP - Real Madrid)
* Cristiano Ronaldo (POR - Real Madrid)
* Paulo Dybala (ARG - Juventus)
* Antoine Griezmann (FRA - Atlético Madrid)
* Eden Hazard (BEL - Chelsea)
* Zlatan Ibrahimovic (SWE - Manchester United)
* Andres Iniesta (ESP - FC Barcelona)
* Harry Kane (ENG - Tottenham Hotspur)
* Ngolo Kante (FRA - Chelsea)
* Toni Kroos (GER – Real Madrid)
* Robert Lewandowski (POL - FC Bayern Munich)
* Marcelo (BRA - Real Madrid)
* Lionel Messi (ARG - FC Barcelona)
* Luka Modric (CRO - Real Madrid)
* Keylor Navas (CRC - Real Madrid)
* Manuel Neuer (GER - FC Bayern Munich)
* Neymar (BRA - FC Barcelona/Paris Saint-Germain)
* Sergio Ramos (ESP - Real Madrid)
* Alexis Sanchez (CHI - Arsenal)
* Luis Suarez (URU - FC Barcelona)
* Arturo Vidal (CHI - FC Bayern Munich)
The winner of this award, as at the last edition when Cristiano Ronaldo was named The Best FIFA Men’s Player, will be chosen by a process involving the four main stakeholders involved in football: national team coaches, captains, selected media and the fans. That’s right, YOU have a say in deciding who will be The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2017. Voting starts on Monday 21 August, when you can make your choice on FIFA.com.
Voting closes on 7 September, with the men’s awards taking the period 20 November to 2 July 2017 inclusive into account. The final lists of three nominees for the men’s and women’s player and coach categories – as well as for the FIFA Puskás Award, the FIFA Fan Award and the brand new The Best FIFA Goalkeeper Award – will be announced in mid-September.
The leading lights of the footballing world will descend on London, the birthplace of the modern game, for The Best FIFA Football Awards™ ceremony on Monday 23 October, where all winners will be presented with their awards.
To keep up to date with the latest about The Best FIFA Football Awards, head to the official FIFA Football Awards Facebook page. You can also join the discussion on Twitter about who should win this year’s prizes by using the hashtag #TheBest.