The nominations for the best football player in the world for 2018 are in! Tottenham’s Harry Kane is one of the nominees for the Best FIFA Men’s player award along with nine other players. Three of them will receive prestigious awards for their performance between July 3, 2017, and July 15, 2018. Additionally, Gareth Southgate is on FIFA’s shortlist for the best coach.
Among the achievements FIFA listed for Harry Kane is the excellent performance of England’s international at the 2018 World Cup. Kane captained England to the fourth place finish. The country waited for nearly three decades for England to repeat their 1990 World Cup success.
The wait is finally over. One of the key players “responsible” for England’s success in Russia is Harry Kane who also scored six goals during the competition. For that, the Tottenham forward received the Golden Boot award.
Apart from Kane’s successful World Cup campaign, FIFA recognised the forward’s excellent run during the Premier League season. Kane scored 30 goals for Tottenham and helped the club secure the third place in the competition. While the excellent performance of England’s squad was a deciding factor on their path of success, England’s Gareth Southgate had a significant role in that too. For this, the 47-year-old received a nomination for the Best FIFA Men’s Coach.
Now, let’s take a glance at other nominees for the Best FIFA Men’s player award. Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the favourites on best football betting apps to take the award home having done so in 2016 and 2017.
Real Madrid has two players on the list, namely France’s Raphael Varane and Croatia’s Luka Modric. Apart from Varane, France brings us two other nominees – Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe. Belgium’s Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard are another two nominees. The last two places go out to Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi. On September 24th, FIFA will choose three finalists.