The 10 nominees for the "The Best" 2019 award and their merits


FIFA revealed the 10 candidates to win The Best award, awarded to the best player of the year in Europe. Faces known as those of Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi. Some increasingly recurring such as those of Mbappé, Hazard and Kane. Also those of Liverpool, Van Dijk, Salah and Mané. In addition to the former Ajax youth players, Frenkie De Jong and De Ligt.

Ajax «places» two nominees for The Best 2019

The defender was intended by Europe: Matthijs de Ligt. In the final fight between Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Barcelona, ​​the whole of Turin won the battle after disbursing 85 million euros, according to Transfermarkt figures. De Ligt conquered the Eredivisie and the Dutch Cup. He marked a dream campaign in the Champions League with Ajax. The Dutchman, 20, has a value of 75 million euros.

For its part, De Jong signed with Barcelona this summer, after a plethoric campaign. He also raised league and Dutch cup. He was chosen the best player of the season in the Eredivisie. The Dutchman plays as a midfielder, late and has a huge ball driving. He knows how to start and develop the play of his team. It has a cost of 85 million euros.

4 Champions finalists among the Best 2019 candidates

Merseyside defender Virgil van Dijk was nominated for The Best after winning the Champions League and fighting for the Premier League until the last moment. Van Dijk was the least dribbled center in the English league, also made only one mistake that ended in goal in the 18-19, according to SofaScore. He was chosen the best player in the league and helped his country reach the UEFA Nations League final. Van Dijk has a value of 90 million.

Harry Kane was the spearhead of the Spurs to reach the Champions League final League, the first of Londoners. The Englishman scored 17 goals in 28 Premier League games. The Spurs finished in third place. In addition, he reached the semifinals of the UEFA League of Nations. Harry Kane is a striker with a lot of mobility, he knows how to get out of the area and inside it he is equally effective. In part, its great growth is due to Argentine coach Mauricio Pochettino. Kane is priced at 150 million euros.

Mohamed Salah confirmed his great level in another great year in Liverpool. He raised the UEFA Champions League against the Spurs. In addition, he finished Premier League scorer with Aubameyang of Arsenal, with 22 scores. Despite breaking his game as an extreme right, this campaign served more as a center forward. Firmino's help as false nine and Mané's as another defensive facet flyer allows you to see the best version of the Egyptian. Salah is valued at 150 million euros.

The year in Merseyside sinned impeccable and Mané was no exception in the set Net. Like his peers, he raised the Orejona and reached the final of the African Cup of Nations with his country Senegal. The former Southampton scored 22 times in the Premier League and is part of the Liverpool trident with Firmino and Salah. However, all three have a pending account at the local tournament. Sadio is valued at 120 million.

The usual ones are not missing in The Best 2019: Messi and Cristiano

Cristiano Ronaldo lived a period of adaptation in his new club, Juventus. Despite this, he was named most valuable player of the season in Serie A with 34 years old. A little more than a decade ago the Portuguese dominated football with his goals in transcendent matches. He scored 21 and gave 8 assists in Italian calcium. With Portugal he conquered the UEFA League of Nations. Their next big challenge is to win the Champions League with Juventus, since they don't lift the trophy from 95-96. The market value of Cristiano Ronaldo is now 90 million euros, according to Transfermarkt.

Lionel Messi had a spectacular year individually with 36 entries and 15 assists in the league. Top scorer in Europe and winner of LaLiga with Barcelona. Messi was in the Champions League semifinals and was runner-up of the Copa del Rey. The Argentine star registered one score every 75 minutes in LaLiga, according to data from the SofaScore portal. With Argentina he was third in the Copa América 2019 despite not having a spectacular tournament. The market value of Messi is 150 million euros, according to Transfermarkt.

Mbappé and Hazard, the outsiders to the Best 2019 award

Kylian Mbappé hits the reign of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo hard. His youth places him as one of the greatest promises of football, but with a fairly solid present. In 18-19 he won the Ligue One with the PSG and the French Super Cup. He was named the best in his country. Mbappé broke the net 33 times in Ligue One. His speed and excellent definition has him as one of the most effective gunners in the world. Mbappé arrived to stay for The Best award. The former Monaco attacker is priced at 222 million euros, according to Transfermarkt.

The Belgian Eden Hazard starred in one of the most charismatic transfers of the summer when he went from Chelsea to Real Madrid for 100 million euros. Hazard beat Arsenal in the UEFA Europa League final and won the award for the best Premier League player voted by fans. He contributed 15 goal passes and 16 goals with the Blues. Hazard broke the English league as an extreme left, although in the last season, with a much more internalized position and between the lines. He heads the new Real Madrid project with Zinedine Zidane.

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