Neymar, Ronaldo & Messi adult for award

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar make adult a three-man shortlist for a Ballon d’Or – a endowment given to a universe footballer of a year.

It is a eighth uninterrupted year that Real Madrid’s Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Messi have been on a shortlist.

Mark Sampson is in row for Fifa’s women’s football universe manager of a year after running England to third place during a World Cup.

Cristiano Ronaldo wins 2014 Fifa Ballon d'Or

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Ballon d’Or 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo named world’s best player

The winners will be announced during a celebration in Zurich on 11 January.

Ronaldo has been named a world’s best footballer for a past dual years, finale Messi’s four-year reason on an endowment regarded as a game’s many prestigious particular accolade.

The 3 contenders were selected from a 23-man list that also enclosed Wales and Real Madrid assailant Gareth Bale.

A initial for Neymar

It is a initial time 23-year-old Brazilian Neymar, who along with Messi has helped Barcelona to a tip of La Liga, has done a final three.

All 3 possibilities are among a

50 players to make a organisation of a year shortlist,

while 28-year-old Messi is also nominated for a Puskas Award for a year’s best goal.

Messi has scored 48 goals so distant in 2015, notwithstanding being harmed for dual months.

Portugal captain Ronaldo, 30, has also scored 48 times for bar and country, though Real are 6 points adrift of Barca in La Liga.

Guardiola, Enrique Sampaoli shortlisted

The other endowment categories are women’s universe actor of a year and men’s football universe manager of a year.

USA’s Carli Lloyd, Japan’s Aya Miyama and Germany’s Celia Sasic will strive to be named women’s universe actor of a year.

Luis Enrique heads a manager of a year shortlist after heading Barcelona to Champions League, La Liga and Spanish Cup triumphs.

His dual rivals are Pep Guardiola, who led Bayern Munich to a Bundesliga title, and Jorge Sampaoli, underneath whose superintendence Chile won their initial Copa America pretension this summer.

Mark Sampson

Mark Sampson, a former manager of Bristol Academy, was thrown in a atmosphere by his players during a finish of a World Cup

Sampson rewarded

Welshman Sampson has enjoyed a ancestral year with a England women’s team, who reached a World Cup semi-finals for a initial time and won bronze by violence Germany in a third-place play-off.

It was a best finish by an England organisation given a men’s side won a World Cup in 1966.

The Lionesses have continued their good form via a year,

beating Bosnia-Herzegovina on Sunday

to pierce second in their Euro 2017 group, behind Belgium.

Sampson, 33, said: 

“Privileged to be nominated for a @FIFAcom World Coach of a Year. Thank we to a #Lioness players, staff fans who done this possible.”