Cristiano Ronaldo: Portuguese star faces Messi, Mane for Globe Soccer Award

Cristiano Ronaldo: Portuguese star faces Messi, Mane for Globe Soccer Award

- Cristiano Ronaldo will face stiff competition from Lionel Messi for Globe Soccer award

- The two rivals are shortlisted for Best Men's Player of the Year prize in an event to hold in Dubai

- Liverpool stars Mane, Salah, and Van Dijk dominated the list alongside Man City's Bernardo Silva

Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi will go head-to-head for another individual honour after being shortlisted for Globe Soccer Award's Best Men's Player of the Year prize.

The Juventus talisman won the award on three different occasions in the past but Messi's brilliant performance which helped Barcelona clinch La Liga title in 2018 will see him face his Portuguese rival for the award.

In the list dominated by Liverpool stars including Mohamed Salah, Alisson, Sadio Mane and Virgil van Dijk, Messi and Ronaldo will face stiff competition from Bernardo Silva who was instrumental to Man City's domestic treble last season.

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In the Best Revelation Player category, Barcelona's Ansu Fati, Atletico Madrid's Joao Felix, Erling Braut Haaland of RB Salzburg, Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund and Kai Havertz (Bayern Leverkusen) will go head-to-head, Marca reports.

Similarly in the women category, Lucy Bronze of Lyon, Marta Vieira of Orlando Pride will face Reign FC's Megan Rapinoe and Sari van Veenendaal of Atletico Madrid for Best Women's Player of the Year award.

The annual award organised by the European Association of Player's Agents and the European Club Association will hold on December 29 in Dubai.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, is a surprise exclusion in the 5-man list for the Manager of the Year prize at the Globe Soccer Awards.

The Spaniard guided Man City to a domestic treble, winning Premier League trophy title over close challenger Liverpool before capping it all with Carabao and FA Cup triumph, and lately Community Shield.

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The former Barcelona manager was knocked out of the list which has great names including Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp, ex-Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri and Ajax boss Erik ten Hag.

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