The international football Federation has named a trio of contenders for the title of best football player of the year.
Initially, the list of contenders for the title of player of the year by FIFA was made up of 23 players. Voting started on November 22 and consisted of two parts – 50% of the votes was formed by the captains and head coaches of all national teams included in FIFA, and the remaining 50% of the fans via online voting.
In the final top three contenders for the award from FIFA included the striker of real Madrid and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, the striker “Atletico” and the national team of France Antoine Griezmann, as well as the leader of “Barcelona” and the Argentina national team Lionel Messi.
Ronaldo in 2016, the year for the third time became the winner of Champions League with 16 goals became the best scorer of the European Cup, along with Portugal national team won the European championship and once again scored in a calendar year more than 50 goals. It Ronaldo is considered the main contender for the title of player of the year by FIFA.
Antoine Griezmann took part in two major finals in the final match of the Champions League, atlético lost to real Madrid and Euro 2016 France stopped Portugal.
Lionel Messi scored 26 goals in the Spanish League and helped Barcelona to issue the title. During the America’s Cup Messi surpassed the scoring record of Gabriel Batistuta became the main sniper in the history of the Argentina national team.
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