Mohamed Salah, Egyptian footballer got prize for his extraordinary performance that he is selected as the best FIFA men’s player of the year even he scored 32 goals in the premier league last year.
Mohamed Salah, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Luka Modric have been shortlisted for the 2018 Best FIFA Men’s Player award where Messi misses out in three men shortlist.
Two Premier League players are nominated for the Best FIFA Goalkeeper award including Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris and Leicester’s Kasper Schmeichel. Former Chelsea ‘keeper Thibaut Courtois, who signed for Real Madrid in the summer, is also nominated.
The FIFA Puskas award – given for the best goal of the year – is made up of ten nominees including Gareth Bale’s overhead kick in the Champions League final and Benjamin Pavard’s exquisite strike in France’s 4-3 win over Argentina in the World Cup last 16.
Lionel Messi’s moment of magic against Nigeria, Denis Cheryshev’s goal for hosts Russia against Croatia and Ricardo Quaresma’s effort for Portugal versus Iran are the other World Cup-based nominations for best goal.
Other nominated goals include Salah v Everton, Ronaldo v Juventus, Riley McGree for Newcastle Jets, Lazaros Christodoulopoulos for AEK Athens and Georgian de Arrascaeta for Brazilian club Cruzeiro.