The Best FIFA Football Awards™

The Best FIFA Football Awards™

Thursday 17 December 2020

The Best FIFA Men's Player

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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.

Voting to decide the winner is equally weighted between fans, journalists, national team coaches and captains.

The three finalists for each award will be revealed at a later date, with all award winners revealed at The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony in Zurich on 17 December 2020.

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The Candidates
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Thiago Alcântara
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Thiago Alcântara

Midfield mastermind of Bayern Munich's treble-winning 2019/20 season (UEFA Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup).

Thiago Alcântara
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Cristiano Ronaldo
7
Cristiano Ronaldo

Scored 31 goals as Juventus won the Scudetto, becoming the first player to score 50 goals in the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A in the process.

Cristiano Ronaldo
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Kevin De Bruyne
7
Kevin De Bruyne

Named English Premier League Player of the Season after leading Manchester City to a second-place finish with 13 goals and 20 assists.

Kevin De Bruyne
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Robert Lewandowski
9
Robert Lewandowski

Claimed the quintuple with Bayern and became the second player ever to win a treble including the UEFA Champions League/European Cup while top-scoring in all three competitions.

Robert Lewandowski
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Sadio Mané
10
Sadio Mané

Lifted the FIFA Club World Cup and Premier League with Liverpool, contributing 18 goals to that domestic conquest and adding seven assists.

Sadio Mané
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Kylian Mbappé
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Kylian Mbappé

Became the youngest player to score 15 goals in the UEFA Champions League and finished the curtailed 2019/20 Ligue 1 season as joint-top scorer, with 18 goals.

Kylian Mbappé
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Lionel Messi
10
Lionel Messi

Finished last season as the top scorer (25) and assist-maker (21) in La Liga, as Barcelona missed out on the title.

Lionel Messi
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Neymar
10
Neymar

Won the domestic quadruple with Paris Saint-Germain and led the club to the UEFA Champions League final for the first time.

Neymar
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Sergio Ramos
15
Sergio Ramos

Led Real Madrid to the La Liga title and became the league's all-time top-scoring defender.

Sergio Ramos
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Mohamed Salah
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Mohamed Salah

Won the adidas Golden Ball at the FIFA Club World Cup and ended the 2019/20 title-winning season with 19 goals.

Mohamed Salah
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Virgil Van Dijk
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Virgil Van Dijk

Led Liverpool to FIFA Club World Cup and Premier League triumphs with consistently outstanding defensive displays.

Virgil Van Dijk
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