Salah and Mane nominated for FIFA Player of the Year award

Global Look Press via ZUMA Press

Global Look Press via ZUMA Press

Virgil van Dijk, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah are each up for the honour, along with Spurs frontman Harry Kane.

De Jong's Dutch teammates Matthijs de Ligt and Virgil Van Dijk, Juventus and Liverpool defenders respectively, also appear, along with Ronaldo.

The trio were also heavily involved as Netherlands reached the UEFA Nations League final.

Eden Hazard and Kylian Mbappe complete the shortlist compiled by a panel of experts in men's football for their achievements during the past 12 months.

Three finalists in each category - best male player, best female player, best coach in men's soccer and best coach in women's soccer - will be announced before the ceremony in Milan on September 23.

Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah nominated for Best Men's — FIFA The Best
But his efforts for both City and Portugal haven't been recognised by Federation Internationale de Football Association . Brazil's Marta - who took home her sixth world player of the year award last year - has also been nominated.

Rapinoe helped lead the U.S. to victory at the recently-concluded FIFA Women's World Cup in France, winning the Golden Ball as the best player and the Golden Boot as the top goalscorer.

USA women's national team coach Jill Ellis, who led her side to their fourth World Cup title earlier this month, heads the list of nominees for the best women's team coach. He helped City win the domestic treble after they bagged the Premier League, League Cup and FA Cup.

The result of this vote will then be combined with the votes of "other key members of the footballing community", journalists and national team coaches and captains.

According to Federation Internationale de Football Association, voting is now opened and the decision will be split between four key pillars of the lovely game: the players, the coaches, the fans and the media.

The victor will be announced at the annual FIFA Gala, this year held in Milan on 23 September.

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