FIFA today released the shortlist for the best men’s player of the year with a number of Premier League stars making the list.
Harry Kane, Mo Salah, Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard all appear on the ten-man shortlist for the period 3 July 2017-15 July 2018.
The full list of nominees can be found below.
OFFICIAL | The nominees for #TheBest FIFA Men’s Player 2018:
Kevin De Bruyne
For the period 3 July 2017-15 July 2018 pic.twitter.com/bqt8tDWY8d
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) July 24, 2018
In addition to the four Premier League players, the list, as usual, contains the two best players on the planet in Cristiano Ronaldo but does not include PSG forward Neymar following his record-breaking move from Barcelona to the French league.
World Cup Golden Ball winner Luka Modric is included as well as the Young Player of the Tournament Kylian Mbappé, with French teammates Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann also in the 10 man shortlist.