FIFA has officially announced the list of Player of the Year nominees.
Here is that list;
Lionel Messi, Julian Alvarez, Neymar, Jude Bellingham, Karim Benzema, Kevin de Bruyne, Erling Haaland, Achraf Hakimi, Vinicius Jr. Robert Lewandowski, Sadio Mane, Kylian Mbappe, Luka Modric, Mohammed Salah.
RONALDO NOT LISTED
World CupRonaldo, who left Manchester United before and transferred to Al Nassr after the tournament, was not among the candidates.
TECHNICIANS AND GOALTENDERS ARE ALSO ANNOUNCED
In addition, the nominees for the coach of the year and the goalkeeper of the year have also been announced.
The nominees for the coach of the year;
Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid)
Didier Deschamps (France)
Pep Guardiola (Manchester City)
Walid Regragui (Morocco National Team)
Lionel Scaloni (Argentina National Team)
Nominees for goalkeeper of the year:
Alisson Becker (Liverpool- Brazil)
Ederson Moraes (Manchester City – Brazil)
Yassine Bounou (Seville – Morocco)
Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid – Belgium)
Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa – Argentina)
BALOTELLI’S GOAL NOMINATED FOR AWARD
In addition to the list announced for the player of the year, Mario Balotelli’s goal against Göztepe last season under Adana Demirspor was nominated for the FIFA Puskas Award.
Mario Balotelli’s goal against Göztepe last season was nominated for the FIFA Puskas Award👀pic.twitter.com/33TXHUFNjg
— Sports Arena (@sporarena) January 12, 2023