From Messi to Lewandowski: FIFA reveals nominees for Best Men's Player award

Written By: Amartya Sharma

FIFA on Wednesday revealed a list of players for the Best FIFA Men's Player award. The list includes Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne and Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski. 

Take a look at the list: 

Kevin De Bruyne

Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne had a spectacular season under Guardiola. His playmaking skills helped Man City finish second in Premier League last season.  

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Robert Lewandowski

Bayern Munich's Polish forward Robert Lewandowski had a splendid season. He helped Bayern win the UEFA Champions League and Bundesliga. Bayern won the treble last year.  

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Premier League: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), 32 goals, 2017/18

On his first season at Anfield, the Egyptian striker toppled the Premier League record by scoring one goal more than the previous joint record held by Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suarez and Alan Shearer. 

After scoring on his debut at Watford on the opening weekend, Salah then hit four against the same opponents in the return at Anfield.

He never went more than two league games without scoring and only missed two of Liverpool's 38 Premier League games all season.

Salah then set a new league record with a goal in a 4-0 thumping of Brighton on the last day of the season.

In the pre-Premier League era, Dixie Dean scored a staggering 60 goals for Everton in 1927-28, including eight hat-tricks.

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Neymar

Neymar had a shaky season for PSG. He and his PSG mate Kylian Mbappe helped PSG win Ligue 1 and reach the finals of UEFA Champions League.   

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Thiago Alcantara

Thiago Alcantara had a crucial season with Bayern Munich. His form last season earned him  blockbuster transfer to Liverpool. 

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Lionel Messi

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has 187 million followers on Instagram. 

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Cristiano Ronaldo

Juve star Cristiano Ronaldo is on top of the list with 266 million Instagram followers. 

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Sadio Mane

Senegal and Liverpool striker Sadio Mane played a crucial role in club's Premier League last season. 

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Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk has been like a wall for the club. He played a crucial role in club's Premier League win last season and Champions League last year.  

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Sergio Ramos

Real Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos has led his team from the front. He scored and defended goals for the club. He played a crucial role in club's La Liga win.  

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Kylian Mbappe

Paris Saint-Germain's French forward Kylian Mbappe had a good season in Ligue 1. He was the second-highest top scorer in the league.  

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