FIFA’s best men’s 2018 nominee: one case for each finalist, including Modric, Ronaldo, Messi, Premier League Tottenham 30 goals and a total of 41 goals in the club last season He is also the top scorer of the World Cup, half of which comes from penalty kicks. He has become one of the best forwards in the world and continues to get better. He may not win this, but if he continues to improve, he may get one at some point. Ten candidates for FIFA’s best men’s athletes, 2018, were released on Tuesday, with a group of young girls from the Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi veterans Kylian Mbappe. The winner will be announced at the Best FIFA Football Awards Ceremony in London on September 24th.
The veteran superstar is getting better at age. Before his summer transfer to Juventus from Real Madrid, he was absolutely sensational for club and country. He scored four goals in four matches at the 2018 World Cup and had 44 goals in 44 matches for Real Madrid as the team won its third straight Champions League title. The favorite for the Ballon dOr, hes got a great chance to win this award as well.
Not many players had a better campaign than Griezmann. He won the World Cup with France and took home the Europa League with Atletico Madrid. He had 29 goals for Atleti last season and his performance in the World Cup final, scoring a goal and sending in a free kick that resulted in an own goal, gave him his greatest professional moment. The success on the global stage really helps his chances, and hell likely be a serious contender to win it.
The heart and soul of the Manchester City attack, Kevin De Bruyne also helped Belgium earn its best-ever finish at the World Cup, finishing third. The attacking midfielder has evolved into one of the worlds best players and continues to get better. Hes got a great chance to win this award because of how amazing he has been, but the lack of success in the Champions League with City may knock him down a tier when it comes to likely contenders.
Forty-four goals for Liverpool was enough for Salah to be named Premier Leagues top scorer for the 2017-18 season. Salah went from a very good player to global superstar over that span, but had a poor World Cup and missed his teams opener against Uruguay. What he accomplished for Liverpool couldnt have been expected by anybody, not even him.
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