Ronaldo, Messi, Salah nominated for Champions League best forward

Ronaldo, Messi, Salah nominated for Champions League best forward

- UEFA have nominated Messi, Ronaldo and Salah as best forwards

- Real Madrid stars dominated the selection for the midfield and defence

- Navas, Alisson and Gianluigi Buffon were picked for as best goalkeepers

UEFA have released names of players nominated for the best attacker, midfielder, defender and goalkeeper for last season's Champions League campaign.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Mohamed Salah were nominated by UEFA as the strikers in the 2017-18 Champions League.

The trio were the top marksmen in the European elite competition for Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Liverpool respectively.

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Ronaldo netted 15 goals to help Los Blancos clinch their third straight title while Messi bagged five and Salah finished off with 10 strikes.

The European governing body also nominated Real Madrid's Toni Kroos and Luka Modric in the best midfield position as well as Manchester City's Kevin De B ruyne.

The pairing of Modric and Kroos were in the heart of Madrid's midfield as they both played in attacking and defensive positions.

In the defensive area, the European champions had three nominees including Raphael Varane, Marcelo and Sergio Ramos.

In the goalkeeping section, Keylor Navas, Alisson Becker and Gianluigi Buffon were picked by UEFA for the competition's best stopper.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) have released nominees for the 2018 men's best player.

The world football governing body shortlisted 10 footballers that made eye-catching performances for their respective teams between 3, July, 2017 and 15, July, 2018.

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