Four Liverpool players nominated for Fifa Best award

Ben Burrows
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Liverpool celebrate with the Premier League trophy (Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
Liverpool celebrate with the Premier League trophy (Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Fifa has revealed the shortlists for the The Best Fifa Football awards with four Liverpool players included for the men’s top prize.

Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Thiago Alcantara have all been nominated after the Reds’ Premier League title win last season. The Spaniard collected the Champions League with Bayern Munich in August before moving to Anfield.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp and Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa are on the shortlist for the men’s coach of the year.

Chelsea Women are well represented with three nominees for the women’s prize with Pernille Harder, Sam Kerr and Ji So-yun all on the shortlist. Coach Emma Hayes is nominated for the coach’s award after guiding the Blues to the Women’s Super League title.

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Liverpool celebrate with the Premier League trophyLiverpool FC via Getty Images
Liverpool celebrate with the Premier League trophyLiverpool FC via Getty Images

The ceremony for seven of the individual trophies will take place on 17 December. Two expert panels – one for women’s football and one for men’s football – have selected the candidates for each category.

The nominees are listed below in alphabetical order:

The Best FIFA Men’s Player:

Thiago Alcântara (Spain / FC Bayern München / Liverpool FC)

Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal / Juventus FC)

Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium / Manchester City FC)

Robert Lewandowski (Poland / FC Bayern München)

Sadio Mané (Senegal / Liverpool FC)

Kylian Mbappé (France / Paris Saint-Germain)

Lionel Messi (Argentina / FC Barcelona)

Neymar (Brazil / Paris Saint-Germain)

Sergio Ramos (Spain / Real Madrid CF)

Mohamed Salah (Egypt / Liverpool FC )

Virgil van Dijk (Netherlands / Liverpool FC)

The Best Fifa Women’s Player:

Lucy Bronze (England / Olympique Lyonnais / Manchester City WFC)

Delphine Cascarino (France / Olympique Lyonnais)

Caroline Graham Hansen (Norway / FC Barcelona)

Pernille Harder (Denmark / VfL Wolfsburg / Chelsea FC Women)

Jennifer Hermoso (Spain / FC Barcelona)

Ji So-yun (Korea Republic / Chelsea FC Women)

Sam Kerr (Australia / Chelsea FC Women)

Saki Kumagai (Japan / Olympique Lyonnais)

Dzsenifer Marozsán (Germany / Olympique Lyonnais)

Vivianne Miedema (Netherlands / Arsenal WFC)

Wendie Renard (France / Olympique Lyonnais)

<p>England and Man City’s Lucy Bronze is nominated</p>AFP

England and Man City’s Lucy Bronze is nominated

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The Best Fifa Women’s Goalkeeper:

Ann-Katrin Berger (Germany / Chelsea FC Women)

Sarah Bouhaddi (France / Olympique Lyonnais)

Christiane Endler (Chile / Paris Saint-Germain)

Hedvig Lindahl (Sweden / VfL Wolfsburg / Atlético de Madrid Femenino)

Alyssa Naeher (USA / Chicago Red Stars)

Ellie Roebuck (England / Manchester City WFC)

The Best Fifa Men’s Goalkeeper:

Alisson Becker (Brazil / Liverpool FC)

Thibaut Courtois (Belgium / Real Madrid CF)

Keylor Navas (Costa Rica / Paris Saint-Germain)

Manuel Neuer (Germany / FC Bayern München)

Jan Oblak (Slovenia / Atlético de Madrid)

Marc-André ter Stegen (Germany / FC Barcelona)

The Best Fifa Women’s Coach:

Lluís Cortés (Spain / FC Barcelona)

Rita Guarino (Italy / Juventus Women)

Emma Hayes (England / Chelsea FC Women)

Stephan Lerch (Germany / VfL Wolfsburg)

Hege Riise (Norway / LSK Kvinner)

Jean-Luc Vasseur (France / Olympique Lyonnais)

Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands / Dutch national team)

<p>Marcelo Bielsa is on the shortlist after guiding Leeds to promotion</p>POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Marcelo Bielsa is on the shortlist after guiding Leeds to promotion

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The Best Fifa Men’s Coach:

Marcelo Bielsa (Argentina / Leeds United FC)

Hans-Dieter Flick (Germany / FC Bayern München)

Jürgen Klopp (Germany / Liverpool FC)

Julen Lopetegui (Spain / Sevilla FC)

Zinedine Zidane (France / Real Madrid CF)

FIFA Puskás Award

Shirley Cruz (CRC) – Costa Rica vs Panama [Concacaf Women’s Olympic qualifying] (28 January 2020)

Giorgian De Arrascaeta (URU) – Ceará SC vs CR Flamengo [Brasileirão - Brazil] (25 August 2019)

Jordan Flores (ENG) – Shamrock Rovers FC vs Dundalk FC [League of Ireland] (28 February 2020)

André-Pierre Gignac (FRA) – UANL Tigres vs Pumas UNAM [Liga MX - Mexico] (1 March 2020)

Sophie Ingle (WAL) – Arsenal WFC vs Chelsea FC Women [FA Women’s Super League - England] (19 January 2020)

Zlatko Junuzović (AUT) – SK Rapid Wien vs FC Red Bull Salzburg [Bundesliga - Austria] (24 June 2020)

Hlompho Kekana (RSA) – Mamelodi Sundowns FC vs Cape Town City FC [South African Premier Soccer League] (20 August 2019)

Son Heung-min (KOR) – Tottenham Hotspur FC vs Burnley FC [Premier League - England] (7 December 2019)

Leonel Quiñónez (ECU) – Universidad Católica vs CSD Macará [Serie A - Ecuador] (19 August 2019)

Luis Suárez (URU) – FC Barcelona vs RCD Mallorca [LaLiga - Spain] (7 December 2019)

Caroline Weir (SCO) – Manchester City WFC vs Manchester United WFC [FA Women’s Super League - England] (7 September 2019)