No place for Neymar in Fifa player of the year shortlist

Harry Kane, Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Mohamed Salah make shortlist

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are on the 10-man shortlist, but Neymar is controversially left out.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are on the 10-man shortlist, but Neymar is controversially left out.

 

The England captain Harry Kane and national team coach Gareth Southgate have been shortlisted for Fifa’s player and coach of the year awards, after guiding the nation to a first World Cup semi-final in 28 years.

Kane, who won the Golden Boot at Russia 2018 after scoring six goals, joins last year’s winner Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on a 10-man shortlist, but Neymar is controversially left out.

Other Premier League players to be included are Belgium duo Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard, along with Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah.

France’s victorious World Cup team is also well represented, with Kylian Mbappé, defender Raphaël Varane and forward Antoine Griezmann all included, as is Croatia captain Luka Modric.

Southgate has strong competition in the coach of the year category with victorious France manager Didier Deschamps, Zlatko Dalic, the coach of World Cup runners-up Croatia and Champions League winner Zinedine Zidane among the contenders.

Jürgen Klopp also picks up a nomination after Liverpool’s run to the Champions League final, as does Pep Guardiola after Manchester City’s Premier League title success.

Men’s player shortlist: Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus and Portugal), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City and Belgium), Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid and France), Eden Hazard (Chelsea and Belgium), Harry Kane (Tottenham and England), Kylian Mbappé (Paris St-Germain and France), Lionel Messi (Barcelona and Argentina), Luka Modric (Real Madrid and Croatia), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool and Egypt), Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid and France)

Women’s player shortlist: Lucy Bronze (Lyon and England), Pernille Harder (Wolfsburg and Denmark), Ada Hegerberg (Lyon and Norway), Amandine Henry (Lyon and France), Sam Kerr (Perth Glory and Australia), Saki Kumagai (Lyon and Japan), Dzsenifer Marozsan (Lyon and Germany), Marta (Orlando Pride and Brazil), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign and USA), Wendie Renard (Lyon and France)

Men’s coach shortlist: Massimiliano Allegri (Juventus), Stanislav Cherchesov (Russia), Zlatko Dalic (Croatia), Didier Deschamps (France), Pep Guardiola (Manchester City), Jürgen Klopp (Liverpool), Roberto Martínez (Belgium), Diego Simeone (Atlético Madrid), Gareth Southgate (England), Ernesto Valverde (Barcelona), Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid)

Women’s coach shortlist: Emma Hayes (Chelsea), Stephan Lerch (VfL Wolfsburg), Mark Parsons (Portland Thorns), Reynald Pedros (Lyon), Alen Stajcic (Australia), Asako Takakura (Japan), Vadão (Brazil), Jorge Vilda (Spain), Martina Voss-Tecklenburg (Switzerland), Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands)

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
SUBSCRIBE
GO BACK
Error Image
The account details entered are not currently associated with an Irish Times subscription. Please subscribe to sign in to comment.
Comment Sign In

Forgot password?
The Irish Times Logo
Thank you
You should receive instructions for resetting your password. When you have reset your password, you can Sign In.
The Irish Times Logo
Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.
Screen Name Selection

Hello

Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
SUBSCRIBE
Forgot Password
Please enter your email address so we can send you a link to reset your password.

Sign In

Your Comments
We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Standards. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or by filling out this form. New comments are only accepted for 3 days from the date of publication.