- FIFA Award ceremony for the year 2020 will be held on December 17
- Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski are the three nominees
- Barcelona legend Lionel Messi won the award last year after impressive performances
World football governing body have announced on Friday evening, December 11, the names of the final three nominees for this year's award of best player.
The three players are Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich, Barcelona captain Lionel Messi and Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo.
Despite the hazard of COVID-19 this year, these three player have been impressive for their respective clubs in all competitions.
Last month, FIFA actually released names of 11 players in their shortlist before the later narrowed it down to three on Friday, December 11.
Kevin De Bruyne, Sadio Mane, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, Sergio Ramos, Mohamed Salah, Thiago Alcantara and Virgil van Dijk have all dropped out of the running.
Robert Lewandowski has never won the award before, while Cristiano Ronaldo has lifted it twice before moving to Juventus.
Barcelona legend Lionel Messi is the holder of the prestigious FIFA Award for the best male player category.
Meanwhile, the winner of this award will be announced in a ceremony on December 17.
According to the report on GOAL, Robert Lewandowski is optimistic that he can win the award during the gala night ceremony.
"I just focus and think about the next challenge, and so on. If I win the award, of course I will be happy because I know everything I did, that it was for the team, and I know that it will be a decision of the fans and the journalists who vote.
"It would be a unique feeling. If I won The Best it would be something spectacular for me and an award for the whole team, because I know how well we played.''
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Lionel Messi who is the captain of Spanish giants Barcelona has been urged by his former teammate at the Camp Nou Kevin-Prince Boateng to join Italian giants Napoli.
The Ghanaian footballer wants Lionel Messi to move to Napoli as means of giving respect to Argentine great Diego Maradona who recently died.
During his active playing time, Diego Maradona played for Barcelona before leaving the Camp Nou in 1984 for a record move to Napoli where he excelled as a player.
Maradona led Napoli to Serie A, Coppa Italia and UEFA Cup glory during seven seasons in the southern Italian city where he was treated like royalty.
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