Manchester City’s Lucy Bronze and Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp feature amongst various nominees for 2020 Best FIFA Football Awards.
Bronze features amongst several nominees for Best FIFA Women’s Player Award alongside Arsenal’s Vivianne Miedema and Lyon’s Wendie Renard after enjoying a dominant 2020, in which she helped Lyon to a treble before returning to Man City where she helped them defeat Everton to claim a third Women’s FA Cup crown and first successful title defence since Arsenal in 2014.
Nominations for Best FIFA Men’s Player includes City’s Kevin De Bruyne and Liverpool quartet of Thiago Alcantara, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Virgil Van Dijk.
International contenders across both categories include Spain’s Jennifer Hermoso plus Poland’s Robert Lewandowski and Kylian Mbappe of France.
Man City’s Ellie Roebuck is the only British representative across both Goalkeeper categories after being nominated for Best Women’s Goalkeeper alongside Chelsea’s Ann-Katrin Berger and Sweden’s Hedvig Lindahl.
Liverpool’s Alisson is nominated in the Men’s Goalkeeper category alongside Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer and PSG’s Keylor Navas amongst others.
Incoming England Lionesses manager, Sarina Wiegman is up for Best Women’s Coach alongside Chelsea’s Emma Hayes after the Blues won last season’s Women Super League (WSL) title on Points-Per-Game after the campaign was curtailed by Coronavirus plus several other candidates.
Klopp meanwhile faces off against Leeds’ Marcelo Bielsa for Best Men’s Coach against likes of Sevilla’s Julen Lopetegui and Hans-Dieter Flick who guided Bayern Munich to the Champions League title in August.
Tottenham’s Son Heung-Min is up for FIFA Puskas Award for his stunning solo goal against Burnley in December 2019 but faces tough competition from WSL’s Sophie Ingle and Caroline Weir amongst others, including England’s Jordan Flores who scored a stunning volley for Dundalk against Shamrock Rovers last season.
Here is a full list of nominations in each category and if want to vote, you can click HERE.
Best FIFA Women’s Player
- Lucy Bronze (England / Olympique Lyonnais / Manchester City WFC)
- Delphine Cascarino (France / Olympique Lyonnais)
- Caroline Graham Hansen (Norway / FC Barcelona)
- Pernille Harder (Denmark / VfL Wolfsburg / Chelsea FC Women)
- Jennifer Hermoso (Spain / FC Barcelona)
- Ji So-yun (Korea Republic / Chelsea FC Women)
- Sam Kerr (Australia / Chelsea FC Women)
- Saki Kumagai (Japan / Olympique Lyonnais)
- Dzsenifer Marozsán (Germany / Olympique Lyonnais)
- Vivianne Miedema (Netherlands / Arsenal WFC)
- Wendie Renard (France / Olympique Lyonnais)
Best FIFA Men’s Player
- Thiago Alcântara (Spain / FC Bayern München / Liverpool FC)
- Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal / Juventus FC)
- Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium / Manchester City FC)
- Robert Lewandowski (Poland / FC Bayern München)
- Sadio Mané (Senegal / Liverpool FC)
- Kylian Mbappé (France / Paris Saint-Germain)
- Lionel Messi (Argentina / FC Barcelona)
- Neymar (Brazil / Paris Saint-Germain)
- Sergio Ramos (Spain / Real Madrid CF)
- Mohamed Salah (Egypt / Liverpool FC )
- Virgil van Dijk (Netherlands / Liverpool FC)
Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper
- Ann-Katrin Berger (Germany / Chelsea FC Women)
- Sarah Bouhaddi (France / Olympique Lyonnais)
- Christiane Endler (Chile / Paris Saint-Germain)
- Hedvig Lindahl (Sweden / VfL Wolfsburg / Atlético de Madrid Femenino)
- Alyssa Naeher (USA / Chicago Red Stars)
- Ellie Roebuck (England / Manchester City WFC)
Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper
- Alisson Becker (Brazil / Liverpool FC)
- Thibaut Courtois (Belgium / Real Madrid CF)
- Keylor Navas (Costa Rica / Paris Saint-Germain)
- Manuel Neuer (Germany / FC Bayern München)
- Jan Oblak (Slovenia / Atlético de Madrid)
- Marc-André ter Stegen (Germany / FC Barcelona)
Best FIFA Women’s Coach
- Lluís Cortés (Spain / FC Barcelona)
- Rita Guarino (Italy / Juventus Women)
- Emma Hayes (England / Chelsea FC Women)
- Stephan Lerch (Germany / VfL Wolfsburg)
- Hege Riise (Norway / LSK Kvinner)
- Jean-Luc Vasseur (France / Olympique Lyonnais)
- Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands / Dutch national team)
Best FIFA Men’s Coach
- Marcelo Bielsa (Argentina / Leeds United FC)
- Hans-Dieter Flick (Germany / FC Bayern München)
- Jürgen Klopp (Germany / Liverpool FC)
- Julen Lopetegui (Spain / Sevilla FC)
- Zinedine Zidane (France / Real Madrid CF)
FIFA Puskas Award
- Shirley Cruz – Costa Rica vs Panama (28 January 2020)
- Giorgian De Arrascaeta – Ceara SC v CR Flamengo (25 August 2019)
- Jordan Flores – Shamrock Rovers FC vs Dundalk FC (28 February 2020)
- Andre-Pierre Gignac – UANL Tigres vs Pumas UNAM (1 March 2020)
- Sophie Ingle – Arsenal WFC vs Chelsea FC Women (19 January 2020)
- Zlatko Junuzovic – SK Rapid Wien vs FC Red Bull Salzburg (24 June 2020)
- Hlompho Kekana – Mamelodi Sundowns FC vs Cape Town City FC (20 August 2019)
- Son Heung-min – Tottenham Hotspur vs Burnley (7 December 2019)
- Leonel Quinonez – Universidad Catolica vs CSD Macara (19 August 2019)
- Luis Suarez – Barcelona vs RCD Mallorca (7 December 2019)
- Caroline Weir – Manchester City WFC vs Manchester United WFC (7 September 2019)