Barcelona’s talisman Lionel Messi has been shortlisted alongside Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo for the men’s UEFA Player of the Year award.
Messi, the top scorer in the Champions League, won the European Golden Shoe as he picked up his tenth La Liga title at Camp Nou.
Van Dijk helped guide the Reds to European Cup glory, keeping a clean sheet as Jurgen Klopp’s men defeated Tottenham 2-0 in Madrid.
Ronaldo also claimed domestic glory, helping Juventus lift the Serie A title during his maiden season in Italy.
Alisson Becker, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah claimed fourth, fifth and sixth place respectively.
Chelsea’s Eden Hazard was seventh, Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong claimed eighth and ninth position after a stunning season as Ajax reached the semi-finals, while Raheem Sterling snuck into the top ten.
The winner wil be announced on August 29 during the Champions League draw in Monaco.
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