Here is the list of the official FIFA nominees for The Best Men’s Player 2018.
For the period 3 July 2017 to 15 July 2018
Ronaldo is the current FIFA world best player. He recently joined Juventus from Real Madrid for a fee around £105million. The 33 years old Portuguese have won the FIFA world best player 5 times, in 2008.2013,2014,2016 and 2017.
Kevin De Bruyne
Club: Manchester City
De Bruyne helped Manchester City to winning the 2017-2018 Premier League title. He recently bagged a World Cup medal, after Belgium finished 3rd in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Club: Atletico Madrid
The Chelsea play maker was instrumental for Belgium in the just concluded 2018 World Cup, were they defeated England to take third place.
Belgium Skipper Eden Hazard was also awarded the second best player of the tournament for his superb performance for the Red Devils.
Harry Kane failed to take the Three Lions to glory in the 2018 World Cup. but he earned himself the Gold Boot award. He scored 6 goals for England in the course of the tournament.
Les Bleus wonder kid Kylian Mbappe was awarded the Youngest Player of the World Cup after a phenomenal display in the tournament. The speedy winger finished with 4 goals including his wonder strike in the finals against Croatia.
Mbappe becomes the second youngest player after Pele to score in the finals at the age of 17.
Messi who had a disappointing campaign in the 2018 World Cup, after they were sent home in the round of 16 by France.
The Barcelona star player have also won the World Best player award 5 times, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015.
Club: Real Madrid
Wow this midfield wizard have had a wonderful 2017-2018 campaign. He helped Real Madrid win the UEFA Champions League for the third consecutive time. He lead Croatia to a second place finish in the 2018 World Cup.
Mo Salah won the Premier League Player of the season award after he netted 44 goals for Liverpool in all competitions. He lead Liverpool to the UEFA Champions league final, were they lost to Real Madrid.
Club: Real Madrid
The 25 years old French defender have won three UEFA Champions League title with Real Madrid. He played a major role in defense for France in the 2018 World Cup.