• Friday Aug 18, 2017

    Costa Rica’s Navas candidate for The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2017

    Costa Rica international Keylor Navas (pictured) is among 24 candidates for The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2017 award. (Photo: FIFA via Getty Images)

    ZURICH – Selected by a panel of FIFA legends, Costa Rica international Keylor Navas was included Thursday on a list of 24 contenders for The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2017.

    The 30-year-old goalkeeper helped Real Madrid to 2016 FIFA Club World Cup, 2016/17 Spanish La Liga and 2016/17 UEFA Champions League titles. He also has played a key role in Costa Rica sitting second in the fifth-round table of CONCACAF qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

    The award, which will be presented will be presented at The Best FIFA Football Awards™ ceremony in London on October 23, 2017, recognizes achievements from November 20, 2016 to July 2, 2017.

    Fan voting will account for 25% of the results and will run from Monday to September 7.

    Click here for more information.

    List of Candidates

    Pierre Aubameyang (Gabon, Borussia Dortmund)
    Leonardo Bonucci (Italy, AC Milan)
    Gianluigi Buffon (Italy, Juventus)
    Daniel Carvajal (Spain, Real Madrid)
    Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Real Madrid)
    Paulo Dybala (Argentina, Juventus)
    Antoine Griezmann (France, Atletico Madrid)
    Eden Hazard (Belgium, Chelsea)
    Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden, Manchester United)
    Andres Iniesta (Spain, Barcelona)
    Harry Kane (England, Tottenham Hotspur)
    N’Golo Kante (France, Chelsea)
    Toni Kroos (Germany, Real Madrid)
    Robert Lewandowski (Poland, Bayern Munich)
    Marcelo (Brazil, Real Madrid)
    Lionel Messi (Argentina, Barcelona)
    Luka Modric (Croatia, Real Madrid)
    Keylor Navas (Costa Rica, Real Madrid)
    Manuel Neuer (Germany, Bayern Munich)
    Neymar (Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain)
    Sergio Ramos (Spain, Real Madrid)
    Alexis Sanchez (Chile, Arsenal)
    Luis Suarez (Uruguay, Barcelona)
    Arturo Vidal (Chile, Bayern Munich)

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