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

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As includes Lyon and England guardian Lucy Bronze liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk was named as a finalist at the Fifa Football Awards along with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, the Mauricio Pochettino of Tottenham and Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp will be the last three for the men of coach award.
Lionesses boss Phil Neville is in the running to the coach award of the women.
The winners will be announced on 23.
Liverpool centre-back Van Dijk has already claimed the Uefa Men’s Player of the Year award, becoming the defender to do so.
He could put in the Fifa Men’s award after helping his side win the Champions League in June. As the Reds finished second in the Premier 18, the Dutchman was voted PFA Player of the Year.
Last season, he played with Premier League game as Liverpool conceded only 22 goals – the smallest amount in some of the best six leagues of Europe.
Van Dijk is Barcelona’s Messi, as well as up from Ronaldo, who scored 28 goals last season and assisted Juventus win the Nations League and Serie A together with Portugal.
The Argentine competitions to win against the Golden Boot in the Champions League and La Liga, also claimed the name that is Spanish.
Lyon Bronze was called Uefa Player of the Year at the women’s category.
She picked up the Gold Ball at the World Cup in France for the second-best player at the championship and aided Lyon win against the league and Champions League double.
Bronze is up from Megan Rapinoe, who led the USA to a list fourth World Cup in July. She won the Golden Boot, the Golden Ball and play with the opener in the final before being named the Fifa player of the match in Lyon.
America team-mate Alex Morgan scored six goals and supplied three aids in France to shoot the Twist.
Guardiola headed Manchester City to the Premier League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup last year, becoming the first manager to lead a team to an English treble of trophies.
He finished before the Liverpool side of Klopp by a purpose, but their sixth European Cup gathered from triumphing at Madrid in June.
Manager of beaten Champions League finalists Tottenham, pochettino, is the next name from the coach category of the men.
Meanwhile, Neville, who led England’s women to some World Cup semi-final, is up from the USA’s World Cup-winning coach Jill Ellis along with Sarina Wiegman, manager of champions and World Cup finalists the Netherlands.
The participant of men:
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 coach of women:
Jill Ellis (USA), Phil Neville (England), Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands)
The goalkeeper of women:
Christiane Endler (Paris St-Germain/Chile), Hedvig Lindahl (Wolfsburg/Sweden), Sari van Veenendaal (Atletico Madrid/Netherlands)
Men’s goalkeeper:
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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