FIFA has named the 23 contenders for the title of best player

MOSCOW, 5 November R-Sport. The international football Federation (FIFA) has published the list of candidates for the title of best player of 2016. About it reports “R-Sport”.

Among the contenders for the prestigious award five players of Spanish club real Madrid and four players from Barcelona. The Madrid club are Gareth bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Sergio Ramos, and Barcelona — Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez.

The list also includes two players, “Manchester city” Sergio Aguero and Kevin de bruyne, two athletes from “Manchester United” — Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba, two representatives of Arsenal — Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, two players the current champion of England, Leicester’s Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez, two candidates from Bayern Munich — Robert Lewandowski and Manuel Neuer. In addition, the title of the best player of the current year expect Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Antoine Griezmann (“Atletico), Dimitri Payet (“West ham”) and N Golo Kante (Chelsea).

The winner of the prestigious award will be determined by the captains and head coaches of national teams in football, more than 200 representatives of the media and fans. The voting will end November 22, and December 2 FIFA will announce the names of three players to have reached the finals. Name the best player of 2016 will be called at the ceremony, which will take place on 9 January 2017 in Zurich.

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