On Friday (today) afternoon, World football governing body FIFA have announced the top three players eligible to win the ultimate prize of FIFA’s Best Player of the Year Award 2016. Of course, among the three nominees is just one Barcelona player; Lionel Messi.
Other two players are Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) and Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid). Of the three players, only one will claim the ultimate FIFA’s ‘The Best’ award for Best Men Player 2016.
This now makes it the tenth consecutive year Lionel Messi have made it to the top three best player organized by FIFA. He has won the award five times (2009, 2010, 2011,2012 and 2015) and he took second place four times (2007, 2008, 2013 and 2014).
The ceremony will take place on January 9 in Zurich where the final winner will be announced.