Thursday August 17 2017
Three Serie A players on FIFA shortlist

Leonardo Bonucci, Paulo Dybala and Gigi Buffon have all been nominated for the Best FIFA Men’s Player 2017 award.

After France Football retook full control of the Ballon d’Or, football’s governing body launched its own ‘The Best’ series of awards.

It was announced earlier today that Massimiliano Allegri, Antonio Conte and Carlo Ancelotti are among these nominated for the coaching award, and the candidates for Player of the Year have been announced today.

Milan centre-back Leonardo Bonucci, after helping previous club Juventus to the domestic double and the Champions League final.

Former teammates Paulo Dybala and Gianluigi Buffon have also been given the nod on the 24-man shortlist.

Public voting starts on Monday 21 August and finishes on Thursday 7 September, and makes up 25 per cent of the result.

The captains of each national team decide another 25 per cent, with the same for each national team Coach, and the remaining 25 per cent is mad up by a group of over 200 members of the international media.

Best FIFA Men’s Player 2017 shortlist:

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang [Borussia Dortmund/Gabon]
Leonardo Bonucci [Milan/Italy]
Gianluigi Buffon [Juventus/Italy]

Dani Carvajal [Real Madrid/Spain]
Cristiano Ronaldo [Real Madrid/Portugal]
Paulo Dybala [Juventus/Argentina]
Antoine Griezmann [Atletico Madrid/France]
Eden Hazard [Chelsea/Belgium]
Zlatan Ibrahimovic [Sweden]
Andres Iniesta [Barcelona/Spain]
Harry Kane [Tottenham Hotspur/England]
N’Golo Kante [Chelsea/France]
Toni Kroos [Real Madrid/Germany]
Robert Lewandowski [Bayern Munich/Poland]
Lionel Messi [Barcelona/Argentina]
Luka Modric [Real Madrid/Croatia]
Keylor Navas [Real Madrid/Costa Rica]
Manuel Neuer [Bayern Munich/Germany]
Neymar [Paris Saint-Germain/Brazil]
Sergio Ramos [Real Madrid/Spain]
Alexis Sanchez [Arsenal/Chile]
Luis Suarez [Barcelona/Uruguay]
Arturo Vidal [Bayern Munich/Chile]

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