The Polish striker will compete with ten other players for the prestigious award: Thiago Alcantara, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kevin De Bruyne, Sadio Mane, Kylian Mbappé, Lionel Messi, Neymar, Sergio Ramos, Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk.
The list of nominees was announced on Wednesday. Their performance from July 20, 2019 to October 7, 2020 was taken into account. The selection was made by experts, but now fans will also enter the game. The final winner is chosen by votes by fans, journalists, national coaches and their captains.
In the last year, “Lewy” shocked the world with his high form. Together with Bayern Munich, he won all possible trophies: the German championship, the national cup and won the Champions League. In addition, he was the top scorer in each of these competitions. It seemed clear that he would be one of the main favorites to reach for the Golden Ball, but for the season finale, France Football decided that due to the coronavirus pandemic, the plebiscite for the best player in European competitions, one of the most prestigious in the world, would be will be canceled.
The FIFA Prize will be awarded in Zurich on December 17. FIFA previously announced a list of the three finalists.
Nominations for FIFA Awards:
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Thiago Alcantara, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kevin De Bruyne, Robert Lewandowski, Sadio Mane, Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi, Neymar, Sergio Ramos, Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk
Best Female Soccer Player
Lucy Bronze, Delphine Cascarino, Caroline Graham Hansen, Pernille Harder, Jennifer Hermoso, Sam Kerr, So-yun Ji, Saki Kumagai, Jenifer Marozsan, Vivianne Miedema, Wendie Remard
Best Male Team Coach:
Marcelo Bielsa (Leeds United), Hans Dieter-Flick (Bayern Munich), Juergen Klopp (Liverpool FC), Julen Lopetegui (Sevilla FC), Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid)
Best coach of the women’s team:
Lluis Cortes (FC Barcelona), Rita Guarino (Juventus), Emma Hayes (Chelsea), Stephan Lerch (Wolfsburg), Hege Riise (LSK Women FK), Jean-Luc Vasseur (Olympique Lyon), Sarina Wiegman (Holandia)