Neymar, C. Ronaldo & Lionel Messi make Balloon d’or final shortlist

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo has been drawn alongside Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Neymar for the Balloon d’or award.

Messi who has won the award for a record four times is seen as the favourite after helping Barcelona win the Champions League, LA Liga and Copa del rey titles last season.

Also, the coach of the year award will be contested between Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola, Barcelona’s Luis Enrique and Jorge Sampaoli who led Chile to their first ever Copa America success.

See the full nominee list after the cut;

FIFA MEN’S WORLD PLAYER OF THE YEAR

    Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
    Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
    Neymar (Barcelona)

FIFA MEN’S COACH OF THE YEAR

    Pep Guardiola (Bayern Munich)
    Luis Enrique (Barcelona)
    Jorge Sampaoli (Chile)

FIFA WOMEN’S COACH OF THE YEAR

    Jill Ellis (US)
    Mark Sampson (England)
    Norio Sasak (Japan)

FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD PLAYER OF THE YEAR

    Carli Lloyd (US)
    Aya Miyama (Japan)
    Celia Sasic (Germany)

FIFA PUSKAS AWARD

    Alessandro Florenzi
    Wendell Lira
    Lionel Messi
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