The World's football governing body, FIFA, have revealed the final shortlist of players and coaches for the FIFA The Best Awards.
In the male category, Liverpool defender, Virgil van Dijk who won the UEFA player of the year award last week has been nominated alongside five-time winners, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Lionel Messi.
USA women's national team captain, Megan Rapinoe, teammate, Alex Morgan, and Three Lioness forward Lucy Bronze are the final three nominees for the female category.
The male coach of the year category has three managers from the Premier League( Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola, and Mauricio Pochettino) vying for the title, while USA head coach, Jill Ellis, Phil Neville of England and Sarina Wiegman, coach of the Netherlands national team have been shortlisted.
Nominees for other categories were also announced with winners set to be announced on 23 September.
The Best FIFA Football Awards finalists in full
The Best FIFA Men’s Player
Cristiano Ronaldo (POR) - Juventus
Lionel Messi (ARG) – FC Barcelona
Virgil van Dijk (NED) - Liverpool
The Best FIFA Women’s Player
Lucy Bronze (ENG) – Olympique Lyonnais
Alex Morgan (USA) – Orlando Pride
Megan Rapinoe (USA) – Reign FC
The Best FIFA Men’s Coach
Pep Guardiola (ESP) – Manchester City
Jurgen Klopp (GER) – Liverpool
Mauricio Pochettino (ARG) – Tottenham Hotspur
The Best FIFA Women’s Coach
Jill Ellis (USA) – USA national team
Phil Neville (ENG) – England national team
Sarina Wiegman (NED) – Netherlands national team
FIFA Fan Award
Silvia Grecco (BRA)
Netherlands Fans at the Women’s World Cup (NED)
Justo Sánchez (URU)
The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper
Alisson (BRA) - Liverpool
Ederson (BRA) – Manchester City
Marc-André ter Stegen (GER) – FC Barcelona
The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper
Christiane Endler (CHI) – Paris Saint-Germain
Hedvig Lindahl (SWE) – Chelsea / Wolfsburg
Sari van Veenendaal (NED) – Arsenal / Atletico Madrid
FIFA Puskás Award
Lionel Messi (ARG) - Real Betis v FC Barcelona [La Liga] (17 March 2019)
Juan Fernando Quintero (COL) - River Plate v Racing Club [Argentinian Superliga] (10 February 2019)
Dániel Zsóri (HUN) - Debrecen FC v Ferencváros TC [Nemzeti Bajnoskag I] (16 February 2019)