HARRY KANE not only took the Golden Boot winner from the World Cup with his impressive goal haul, but also found his name on Fifa’s Men’s Player 2018 shortlist.
The Premier League’s Golden Boot winner Mo Salah is a strong contender for the award, which covers the period 3 July 2017- 15 July 2018.
He found the back of the net 32 times in the domestic league, twice more than his Tottenham rival Kane.
The Golden Boot winner, Golden Ball winner and Best young player from the World Cup all unsurprisingly made it onto the shortlist.
The Premier League’s Golden Boot winner is also on the shortlist[/caption]
Kylian Mbappe, the stand-out star of the French World Cup winning side is the youngest name on the list.
At the tender age of 19, Mbappe scored four goals in a tournament where 169 goals were scored.
He became the youngest player since Pele to score in a World Cup final.
The World’s most expensive footballer didn’t make the list and only Lionel Messi from the Brazilian star’s dream-team was shortlisted.
Neymar’s stats from the World Cup show that he had the most attempts at goal, with 27, but he didn’t convert many of these and only found the back of the net twice.
A big name in women’s football to find herself shortlisted for a FIFA award is Lucy Bronze who is on the list for FIFA Women’s Player 2018.
The England international won the Champions League with Lyon this season and even clinched BBC’s Women’s Footballer of the Year award.
Five time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo made it onto the short-list, alongside his former Real Madrid team-mates Luka Modrić and Raphaël Varane.
Their impressive Champions League campaign also resulted in Zinedine Zidane being shortlisted for the Best FIFA Coach of the Year award.
Manchester City’s midfield maestro Kevin De Bruyne is a name that no one will be surprised to be included, after their record-breaking run last season.
While his boss Pep Guardiola also makes his way onto the Coach of the Year list.
The Best FIFA Men's Player 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Real Madrid CF/Juventus FC)
Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium/Manchester City FC)
Antoine Griezmann (France/Atlético Madrid)
Eden Hazard (Belgium/Chelsea FC)
Harry Kane (England/Tottenham Hotspur FC)
Kylian Mbappé (France/Paris Saint-Germain FC)
Lionel Messi (Argentina/FC Barcelona)
Luka Modrić (Croatia/Real Madrid CF)
Mohamed Salah (Egypt/Liverpool FC)
Raphaël Varane (France/Real Madrid FC)
The Best FIFA Women's Player 2018
Lucy Bronze (England/Olympique Lyonnais)
Pernille Harder (Denmark/VfL Wolfsburg)
Ada Hegerberg (Norway/Olympique Lyonnais)
Amandine Henry (France/Olympique Lyonnais)
Samantha Kerr (Australia/Sky Blue FC/Perth Glory FC/Chicago Red Stars)
Saki Kumagai (Japan/Olympique Lyonnais)
Dzsenifer Marozsán (Germany/ Olympique Lyonnais)
Marta (Brazil/Orlando Pride)
Megan Rapinoe (USA/Seattle Reign FC)
Wendie Renard (France/Olympique Lyonnais).
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