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The Best FIFA Men's Player of the Year 2018 nominees list

The Best FIFA Men's Player of the Year 2018 nominees list

Club teammate Raphael Varane enjoyed an even more stellar summer as he won both the Champions League with Real Madrid and the World Cup with France, and was integral player for both.

He won it previous year, beating Leo Messi in the voting, who finished second.

Also on the list is the World Cup Golden Ball victor Luka Modric of Croatia, who helped his country reach the World Cup final for the first time.

Federation Internationale de Football Association today released the shortlist for the best men's player of the year with a number of Premier League stars making the list.

Tottenham forward Kane won the Golden Boot with his six goals as England produced their best World Cup finish since 1990, coming on the back of the 30 he scored during the Premier League season.

He played a huge role in Barcelona's domestic double (La Liga and Copa del Rey) last season.

Klopp up for FIFA Best Men's Coach of the Year award

The awards scheduled for September 24 is the latest edition of the annual awards FIFA has staged ever since the launch of the FIFA World Player Gala in 1991.

19-year-old French footballer Kylian Mbappe is having a phenomenal 2018. Juventus' Massimiliano Allegri, Russia's Stanislav Cherchesov, Croatia's Zlatko Dalic, Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone and Barcelona's Ernesto Valverde are the other names on the men's shortlist.

England manager Gareth Southgate is among the nominees for FIFA's The Best Men's Coach award alongside Pep Guardiola, Didier Deschamps and Zinedine Zidane.

Pep Guardiola is also nominated after taking Manchester City to a record-breaking Premier League title and the EFL Cup.

Meanwhile, the nominees for the Best FIFA Women's Coach for 2018 include Emma Hayes, Stephan Lerch, Mark Parsons, Reynald Pedros, Alen Stajcic, Asaka Takakura, Vadao, Jorge Vilda, Martina Voss-Tecklenburg and Sarina Wiegman.


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