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Cristiano Ronaldo headlines Federation Internationale de Football Association award finalists

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Rita Gibson | 22 September, 2017, 18:09

Messi finished second behind Ronaldo for the honors previous year.

For the title of player of the year by Federation Internationale de Football Association expect Cristiano Ronaldo (real Madrid and Portugal), Lionel Messi (Barcelona and Argentina) and Neymar (Barcelona/PSG and Brazil).

Ronaldo had led Real Madrid to the La Liga title and a third Champions League victory last season. The American midfielder is being challenged by Lieke Martens, whose goals powered the Netherlands to the European Championship, and 18-year-old Deyna Castellanos, who won the Under-17 Women's World Cup in 2016.

The Brazil forward became the world's most expensive player this summer when he left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain in a €222 million deal.

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There had been 24 players named on the previous shortlist for his year's honor, with Gianluigi Buffon, Paulo Dybala, Griezmann, Harry Kane, Sergio Ramos and Alexis Sanchez among the names to be cut before the final three.

Messi and Neymar claimed the Spanish King's Cup with Barcelona with the former finishing as La Liga's top scorer with 37 goals last season.

He was joined by Real Madrid shot-stopper Keylor Navas and Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer. The nominees for the men's prize are Massimiliano Allegri (Juventus), Antonio Conte (Chelsea) and Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid).

The trio had been named in an initial 24-man list of nominees last month and will now battle it out for the prize when it is handed out at the Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony on October 23 in London.

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