Ronaldo, Modric & Salah on Fifa player of the year shortlist

Ronaldo, Modric & Salah on Fifa player of the year shortlist

Luka Modric, the Real Madrid mid-field maestro, was at his absolute best, last season, as he guided Real to another Champions League victory. On the other hand, his mate during Real Madrid days, Modric makes it to the Final 3 with getting the Champions League victor tag and of course the runner-up at this years' FIFA World Cup.

Messi and Ronaldo have dominated Fifa's top individual player of the year award for a decade, with one of the two claiming the title since 2008.

Juventus were believed to be interested in the 32-year-old fullback at the beginning of the season too, but could not come up with a deal that would entice Real to sell the player. Ronaldo, Modric and Liverpool's Mohamed Salah all will be hoping to add this reputable award to their bags.

Mohamed Salah had an unbelievable season with Liverpool past year where he scored a staggering 44 goals and assisted 16 more.

Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi gestures as he warms up before the Spanish league football match between FC Barcelona and SD Huesca at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on September 2, 2018.

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Men's Player Award - Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric, Mo Salah. The Portuguese moved to Juventus in the summer after nine years in Madrid.

Meanwhile, France's World Cup winning manager Didier Deschamps, Zlatko Dalic and Zinedine Zidane are also nominated as the finalists for FIFA's coach of the year award on Monday. Norway and Lyon's Ada Hegerberg, Dzsenifer Marozsan of Germany and Lyon, and five-time victor Marta, of Brazil and Orlando Pride, were shortlisted for the women's prize.

Reynold Pedros of Lyon, Japan boss Asako Takakura and Netherlands coach Sarina Wiegman are in the running for best women's coach.

France's World Cup-winning captain Hugo Lloris is in contention for the goalkeeper of the year award, alongside Golden Glove victor Thibaut Courtois and Danish shot-stopper Kasper Schmeichel.

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