It is seven years since either Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi among the top two in Fifa’s yearly award to the best player on the planet, and it a decade since neither won (though even then they were second and third to Kaka).
Once again they are lead the way this year, with Ronaldo expected to pip his rival to the big prize at tonight’s award ceremony in London.
There was never really any chance of one of them would not make the top three this year, too, but Neymar’s nomination among the top three could be contested.
In fact, that’s exactly why you’re here: to read which players our writers would have selected as the third-best player on the planet at this moment in time. The first agrees with the judges for tonight’s award…
There was a reason Paris Saint Germain broke the world transfer record to sign him and it was about more than making a statement.
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