Virgil van Dijk, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi shortlisted for FIFA’s best player award

Liverpool centre-back Vergil van Dijk is on the rank to feature FIFA’s best player award to his UEFA Men’s Player of the Year honour.

The Dutch international denied Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the ecu title last week and also the same trio are within the running for the FIFA award to be proclaimed in Milan on Sep twenty three.

Van Dijk starred in Liverpool’s triumphant Champions League campaign.

England full-back Lucy Bronze won UEFA’s women’s award and is on FIFA’s rank with the United States’ World Cup-winning couple Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan.

Manchester city boss Pep Guardiola is up against Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino of Tottenham for best men’s coach.

Phil Neville, who led England’s ladies to a tourney semi-final, is up for the women’s coach award with the USA’s Jill Ellis and Sarina Wiegman who guided European champions Holland to the planet final.

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