Mohamed Salah’s impact on the world stage may have been minor, but his exploits in the Premier League and Champions League for Liverpool made him a certainty for this list.
He became the first player to score 32 goals in a 38-game season, while also contributing a further 10 in Europe — while he won all the individual awards in England.
France’s World Cup-winning captain, Hugo Lloris, is in contention for the goalkeeper of the year award, alongside Golden Glove winner Thibaut Courtois and Denmark’s Kasper Schmeichel.
Former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, France coach Didier Deschamps and Croatia’s Zlatko Dalic were on the shortlist for coach of the year award.
The women’s player of the year award will be contested between Lyon duo Ada Hegerberg and Dzsenifer Marozsan, who enjoyed an unbeaten league season and lifted the Women’s Champions League, and Marta, Brazil’s triumphant Copa America Femenina captain.
The awards ceremony will take place in London on Sept. 24.
The Best FIFA Men’s Player:
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Juventus FC, formerly Real Madrid)
Luka Modric (Croatia/Real Madrid)
Mohamed Salah (Egypt/Liverpool)
The Best FIFA Women’s Player:
Ada Hegerberg (Norway/Lyon)
Dzsenifer Marozsán (Germany/ Lyon)
Marta (Brazil/Orlando Pride)
The Best FIFA Men’s Coach:
Zlatko Dalic (Croatia)
Didier Deschamps (France)
Zinedine Zidane (Formerly Real Madrid)
The Best FIFA Women’s Coach:
Reynald Pedros (Lyon)
Asako Takakura (Japan)
Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands)
The Best FIFA Goalkeeper:
Thibaut Courtois (Belgium/Real Madrid, formerly Chelsea)
Hugo Lloris (France/Tottenham Hotspur)
Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark/Leicester City)
FIFA Puskas Award:
Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) – vs. Liverpool
Denis Cheryshev (Russia) – vs. Croatia
Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (AEK) – vs. Olympiakos
Giorgian De Arrascaeta (Cruzeiro) – vs. America MG
Riley McGree (Newcastle Jets) – vs. Melbourne City
Lionel Messi (Argentina) – vs. Nigeria
Benjamin Pavard (France) – vs. Argentina
Ricardo Quaresma (Portugal) – vs. Iran
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) – vs. Juventus
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – vs. Everton
FIFA Fan Award:
Sebastian Carrera (Deportes Puerto Montt, Chile)
Japan and Senegal fans
Information from Reuters and The Associated Press was used in this report.