Official: Messi and De Jong nominees for FIFA Best Men's Player award
- Fans, reporters, coaches and team captains have their chance to vote.
- The period from July 16, 2018, to July 19, 2019, is considered.
- Ronaldo, De Ligt, Kane, E. Hazard, Mane, Mbappe, Salah and Van Dijk are the rest on the list.
- The results of the polls will be revealed on September 23.
The Argentinian helped Blaugrana defend their La Liga crown, finished the season as the Champions League best goalscorer and La Liga's top assist-maker.
As for Frenkie de Jong, the Dutchman won the domestic league and cup double together with Ajax and surprisingly reached semi-finals of the Champions League with his club. He was also named Eredivisie Player of the Season.
Besides Blaugrana players, Cristiano Ronaldo and Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Eden Hazard (Real Madrid), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk (all - Liverpool) are on the list.
The current award holder is Real Madrid's Luka Modric who managed to overcome his former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah in the poll.
The poll is now open on the official FIFA website and will be closed in September as the final results will be announced at The Best FIFA Football Awards show in Milan on September 23.
Who will be the winner?