The best player will be selected through a vote by the national team’s coaches and captains, expert media and fans on the FIFA website.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the captain of Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo was not included in the three members selected on Friday for FIFA’s award for the best player of 2021. in this Lionel Messi And Robert Lewandowski Mohamed Saleh has been nominated with. Messi has won this award six times while Lewandowski is its defending winner.
The award ceremony will be held on January 17. No player from the European Championship winning team Italy or the Champions League title winning team of Chelsea is named in this list. Five-time winner Ronaldo failed to make it to the list for only the second time since he was first nominated for the FIFA Awards in 2007. He missed out on a spot in the 2010 award list when Messi defeated Andre Iniesta and Xavi to win the title.
While in Ronaldo’s team, the many-time champion of Serie A (Italy’s top domestic league) Juventus slipped to the fourth position. Their national team and defending champions Portugal crashed out of Euro 2020 in the round of last 16. Saleh has got a place in this list for the second time after 2018. He did a great job for Liverpool.
The final three in the running to be #TheBest FIFA Men’s Player 2021!
Who should be crowned #TheBest in the world?
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) January 7, 2022
During this, Messi won his big title with Argentina through the Copa America Cup. He won the seventh Ballon d’Or trophy of his career last month. Lewandowski holds two Bundesliga (Germany’s top football league) records, scoring 41 goals for Bayern Munich in the 2020-21 season and 43 goals in the 2021 calendar year.
Alexia Putelas and Jennifer Hermoso nominated in the women’s category
The best player will be selected through a vote by the national team’s coaches and captains, expert media and fans on the FIFA website. Chelsea player Sam Kerr along with Barcelona team’s Alexia Putelas and Jennifer Hermoso have been named in the women’s category. Putelas won the women’s Ballon d’Or last month, with Hermoso second and Kerr third. FIFA will announce the winners in an online ceremony from its headquarters in Zurich.