The finalists for The Best FIFA Men’s Player and other categories of The Best FIFA Football Awards 2020 were revealed today, December 11, 2020.
As disclosed on the official website of the governing body, the shortlisted candidates were announced during an online media event with FIFA Legends Hope Powell, Christie Pearce Rampone, Gilberto Silva and Pablo Aimar.
The Best FIFA Men’s Player is an association football award presented annually by FIFA, to the world’s best men’s player since 2016.
The 10-man shortlist for The Best Fifa Men’s Player 2020 award was announced on November 25, and it has now been cut down to the final three contenders.
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo, and Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski are the finalists for the Best FIFA Men’s Player 2020 award.
See the full list of the shortlisted candidates for other categories of The Best FIFA Football Awards 2020 (in alphabetical order):
The Best FIFA Women’s Player:
Lucy Bronze (England / Olympique Lyonnais / Manchester City WFC), Pernille Harder (Denmark / VfL Wolfsburg / Chelsea FC Women), and Wendie Renard (France / Olympique Lyonnais).
The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper;
Sarah Bouhaddi (France / Olympique Lyonnais), Christiane Endler (Chile / Paris Saint-Germain), Alyssa Naeher (USA / Chicago Red Stars)
The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper:
Alisson Becker (Brazil / Liverpool FC), Manuel Neuer (Germany / FC Bayern München), Jan Oblak (Slovenia / Atlético de Madrid)
The Best FIFA Women’s Coach:
Emma Hayes (England / Chelsea FC Women), Jean-Luc Vasseur (France / Olympique Lyonnais), and Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands / Dutch national team)
The Best FIFA Men’s Coach:
Marcelo Bielsa (Argentina / Leeds United FC), Hans-Dieter Flick (Germany / FC Bayern München), and Jürgen Klopp (Germany / Liverpool FC)
FIFA Puskás Award:
Giorgian De Arrascaeta (URU) – Ceará SC v. CR Flamengo [Brasileirão – Brazil] (25 August 2019)
Son Heung-min (KOR) – Tottenham Hotspur FC v. Burnley FC [Premier League – England] (7 December 2019)
Luis Suárez (URU) – FC Barcelona v. RCD Mallorca [LaLiga] – Spain] (7 December 2019)
All winners will be crowned on December 17, 2020 in a TV show broadcast live. The ceremony will be held virtually owing to the coronavirus pandemic.