Liverpool dominate as the nominees for The Best FIFA Football Awards 2020 are revealed
FIFA released the nominees for The Best FIFA Football Awards 2020 on 25th November, and Liverpool have featured heavily on the list.
‘The Best FIFA Football Awards’ is handed out by FIFA annually since 2016 to the best performing players and coaches in the world, and is considered one of the highest awards in football alongside the Ballon d’Or.
The Ballon d’Or was canceled this year by France Football due to the football season being disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic. In its absence, The Best FIFA Football Awards has assumed heightened importance this year.
4 Liverpool players feature on the list of The Best FIFA Men’s Player after a historic Premier League season. Thiago Alacantara won the UEFA Champions League with Bayern Munich last season but joined the Reds this summer.
The Best FIFA Men’s Player nominees:
- Thiago Alcantara (Spain / FC Bayern Munchen / Liverpool FC)
- Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal / Juventus FC)
- Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium / Manchester City FC)
- Robert Lewandowski (Poland / FC Bayern Munchen)
- Sadio Mane (Senegal / Liverpool FC)
- Kylian Mbappe (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)
Liverpool’s Alisson Becker features on the list of The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper, alongside other world-class goalkeepers. The Brazilian had won the award last year and is nominated for the 2nd time.
The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper nominees:
- Alisson Becker (Brazil / Liverpool FC)
- Thibaut Courtois (Belgium / Real Madrid CF)
- Keylor Navas (Costa Rica / Paris Saint-Germain)
- Manuel Neuer (Germany / FC Bayern Munchen)
- Jan Oblak (Slovenia / Atlético de Madrid)
- Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Germany / FC Barcelona)
Liverpool coach, the winner of the award in 2019, is nominated again for The Best FIFA Men’s Coach this year after a historic year with the Reds.
The Best FIFA Men’s Coach nominees:
- Marcelo Bielsa (Argentina / Leeds United FC)
- Hans-Dieter Flick (Germany / FC Bayern Munchen)
- Jurgen Klopp (Germany / Liverpool FC)
- Julen Lopetegui (Spain / Sevilla FC)
- Zinedine Zidane (France / Real Madrid CF)
Get your votes in for Liverpool players in The Best FIFA Football Awards 2020:
The public voting for the awards is open on FIFA.com and will be open until 9 December 2020.
FIFA will announce the three finalists in each of the seven categories on 11 December 2020.