Andres Iniesta is one of the greater surprising names at the 24-man shortlist for the excellent FIFA men’s player award for 2017.
The Barcelona captain has been protected no matter having been limited to simply thirteen begins in la Liga closing season, in large part due to injury problems.
Holder Cristiano Ronaldo, Barca star Lionel Messi and new Paris Saint-Germain signing Neymar are at the listing, while Juventus duo Paulo Dybala and Gianluigi Buffon are named after impressing en course to the Champions League very last.
Tottenham striker Harry Kane is at the list, having completed top of the premier League goalscoring charts for the second one campaign in a row, even though Spurs’ season led to disappointment, as they didn’t win a trophy.
Real Madrid complete-backs Dani Carvajal and Marcelo had been included after continuously robust displays of their side’s league and Champions League double in 2016-17.
Alexis Sanchez, N’Golo Kante, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Eden chance are the alternative nominees who played for premier League clubs remaining time period. The list become compiled via a panel of former football greats together with Diego Maradona, Cafu, Carles Puyol, Edwin van der Sar and Jay Jay Okocha.
A very last trio of nominees will now be determined by using a combination of a public vote, which runs among August 21 and September 7, in addition to input from national team captains, coaches, and a panel of media representatives.
BEST FIFA MEN’S PLAYER NOMINEES
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund)
- Leonardo Bonucci (AC Milan, Juventus in 2016-17)
- Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus)
- Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid)
- Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
- Paulo Dybala (Juventus)
- Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid)
- Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Free agent, Manchester United in 2016-17)
- Andres Iniesta (Barcelona)
- Harry Kane (Tottenham)
- N’Golo Kante (Chelsea)
- Toni Kroos (Real Madrid)
- Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
- Marcelo (Real Madrid)
- Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
- Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
- Keylor Navas (Real Madrid)
- Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich)
- Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona in 2016-17)
- Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
- Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)
- Luis Suarez (Barcelona)
- Arturo Vidal (Bayern Munich)