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

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As has Lyon and England defender Lucy Bronze liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk has been named as a finalist in the Best Fifa Football Awards along with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, the Jurgen Klopp along with the Mauricio Pochettino of Tottenham of Liverpool will be the three for the men of coach award.
Lionesses manager Phil Neville is in the running to the women’s trainer award.
The winners will be announced in a ceremony in Milan on 23 September.
Liverpool centre-back Van Dijk has claimed the Uefa Men’s Player of the Year award, becoming the first defender to achieve that.
After serving his side win the Champions League in June, he could put in the award of the Fifa Men. The Dutchman has been voted PFA Player of the Year since the Reds finished second in the Premier League.
Last season, he played each Premier League match as Liverpool conceded only 22 goals – the smallest number 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 season and assisted Juventus win Serie A and the Nations League with Portugal.
The Argentine competitions to win the Golden Boot in the Champions League and La Liga, also claimed the top-flight title that is Spanish.
Lyon right-back Bronze was called Uefa Player of the Year in the women’s category.
She assisted Lyon win against the league and Champions League double and picked up the player at the tournament the Silver Ball.
Bronze is up against Megan Rapinoe, that led the USA to a record fourth World Cup. She play with the opener at the last before being named the Fifa player of the match in Lyon and also won the Golden Ball, the Golden Boot.
America team-mate Alex Morgan scored six goals and supplied three aids in France to shoot home the Silver Boot.
Guardiola headed Manchester City to the Premier League, FA Cup and also Carabao Cup last season, becoming the first manager to direct a group to an English treble of decorations.
He finished ahead of Klopp’s Liverpool side by one stage, but the Anfield club gathered their sixth European Cup.
Pochettino, manager of beaten Champions League finalists Tottenham, is the largest name in the trainer category of the men.
Meanwhile, the Neville, who led England’s girls is up against the USA’s World Cup-winning coach Jill Ellis and Sarina Wiegman, boss 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)
The participant of women:
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)
The trainer of women:
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)
The goalkeeper of men:
Alisson (Liverpool/Brazil), Ederson (Manchester City/Brazil), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona/Germany)
Puskas award (for optimal target ):
Lionel Messi (Barcelona v Real Betis), Juan Quintero (River Plate v Racing Club), Daniel Zsori (Debrecen v Ferencvaros)
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