Best Fifa Football Awards 2019: Lucy Bronze and Virgil van Dijk among finalists

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As includes Lyon and England defender Lucy Bronze liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk was named as a finalist in the Best Fifa Football awards combined with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp and Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino will be the final three for the men of coach award.
Lionesses manager Phil Neville is in the running for the women’s trainer award.
The winners will be announced on 23 September.
Liverpool centre-back Van Dijk has claimed the Uefa Men’s Player of the Year award, becoming the first defender to do.
After serving his side win the Champions League in June he could add the Fifa Men’s award. The Dutchman has been voted PFA Player of the Year since the Reds finished second.
Last year, he played every Premier League match as Liverpool conceded only 22 targets – the lowest amount in some of Europe’s top six leagues.
Van Dijk is Barcelona’s Messi, in Addition to up from Ronaldo, who scored 28 goals last year and helped Juventus win Serie A and the Nations League together with Portugal.
The Argentine forward netted 51 times in all contests to win against the Golden Boot in the Champions League and La Liga, and claimed the title that is top-flight that is Spanish.
Lyon Bronze was called Uefa Player of the Year in the women’s category.
She picked up the second-best player in the tournament the Silver Ball and aided Lyon win against the league and Champions League double.
Bronze is up from Megan Rapinoe, that led the USA to a record fourth World Cup in July. She won the Golden Boot and play with the opener at the final.
America team-mate Alex Morgan supplied three assists in France to carry home the Boot and scored six goals.
Guardiola directed Manchester City to Carabao Cup, FA Cup and also the Premier League season, becoming the first manager to lead a team to an English treble of decorations.
He finished ahead of the Liverpool side of Klopp by one purpose, but their sixth European Cup gathered from triumphing at Madrid in June.
Manager of beaten Champions League finalists Tottenham, pochettino, is the name at the men’s coach category.
Neville, that led England’s women to a World Cup semi-final, is up from the USA’s World Cup-winning coach Jill Ellis along with Sarina Wiegman, manager of European winners and World Cup finalists the Netherlands.
Men’s participant:
Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus/Portugal), Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Argentina), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool/Netherlands)
Women’s participant:
Lucy Bronze (Lyon/England), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride/USA), Megan Rapinoe (Reign FC/USA)
Men’s coach:
Pep Guardiola (Manchester City), Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool), Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham)
Women’s trainer:
Jill Ellis (USA), Phil Neville (England), Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands)
Women’s goalkeeper:
Christiane Endler (Paris St-Germain/Chile), Hedvig Lindahl (Wolfsburg/Sweden), Sari van Veenendaal (Atletico Madrid/Netherlands)
Men’s goalkeeper:
Alisson (Liverpool/Brazil), Ederson (Manchester City/Brazil), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona/Germany)
Puskas award (for greatest goal):
Lionel Messi (Barcelona v Real Betis), Juan Quintero (River Plate v Racing Club), Daniel Zsori (Debrecen v Ferencvaros)
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