Was Lionel Messi snubbed from FIFA Player of the Year finalists list? | ESPN FC

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Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Mohamed Salah have been named finalists for the FIFA Player of the Year Award. The ESPN FC crew debates if Lionel Messi should have been on the list, if Mohamed Salah is deserving of being named a finalist and if the award should be based on an individual or team performance.

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Bob S says:

Modric – 3 goals….. player of the year….. time to switch the channel.

Jishar Jishu says:

Big mistake from fifa

J Sea says:

messi's standard!

Shawn Rahoon says:

FIFA = FUCKIN IDIOTS, FUCKIN ARSEHOLES. Your taste on football is up your arse.

shashank manan says:

Total humiliation to Messi.has FIFA lost it's sanity?

HammadiPG says:

ballondor is a champions league trophy in a shape of a ball

Evripides Evripidou says:


messi 4you says:

Lol..Messi still better if you look at individual performance.still not in top 3

goofy t n u c says:

Adalaide byrd was judging people
Canello is player of year

Satboi Touthang says:

Nobody else play like messi. No one have assist like messi. Why he's snubbed,, ths is unfair.. Messi is still top 1.

The Anomity says:

He should AT LEAST be in the top 3, wht a fucking joke.

Isidore Sedzro says:

Why before the WC nobody was talking about Modric and now everyone plebicit him ?

Anthony Best Omosefe says:

Messi is Messi, u can't compare him with any other player, he's simply the best of all time. This so called organisations is fraud. They are not helping the game but destroying the credibility of talent and football….its a pity will are living in a corrupt world, where people derive pleasure for fraud and lies to hurt other people's feelings

Suraj Shrestha says:

Messi is great of all time.No doubt.

Suyogya Man Tuladhar says:

Fifa just told the world that these awards are not for Messi anymore! He has a different level where other players cannot get to!

Marcus1074 says:

Here is an idea, Let's give FIFA Awards for: Best Team's Titles Winner in the world (will need to create a point-system for each title as well as games played and if he was in the team the previous season for which the team qualify to participate for a tournament), Best Goalscorer in the world, Best Passer for Goals in the World, Best Dribbler in the world, Best Freekicker in the world, Best Tackler in the world, Best Goalsaver in the world, (I think statistics for all these awards should short the winner out), Best Attacker in world, Best midfielder in the world, Best Defender in the world, Best Goalkeeper in the world… And if after these eleven awards we can't agree who had the best overall year to award a Best Player in the world each year… WE SUCK!!!

Anil Shrestha says:

fuck you fifa randiko choro

The Big LeBoschski says:

Messi has been at the point where everyone knows he's the best without it having to be globally stated. He doesn't even care about trophies like Cr7baby does. A best player should not be judged on goals and victories alone. Who is the best *player*, not the *top scorer*.

On the other hand, Modrić should not be in top 3. Even in comparison to his partner Rakitić the latter is a better all around Player. But nether of these two should be in top 3.

Jerry McCallum says:

FIFA is a joke and corrupted

Monty Singh says:

Modric deserves it!

Tosin Collins says:

Well said alenjandro,I just don't know why Messi was not included,salah is just a debutant and he had no trophy,FIFA are drunk.

Ernest Opara says:

How have we gotten to a point where we deny people the limelight because they have won so much? Common FIFA!

Justice Pule says:

Mid day robbery ,Messi is a victim of mid day robbery

brandon garcia says:

Whats disturbing is that messi isn't even on the list.

MERcurialKG says:

Look there is absolutely no doubt that in terms of consistency and stats, Messi deserve to be in top 3.

Bikash Surkheti says:

Once there was a time when people used to bite their tongue when messi controls, dribbles and pace the ball through 6-7 players. This was totally unbelievable and magic for all the football fan. Messi still does the same in every game even at 31 but people are desensitized with his performances. Messi proves himself in every season, every match as he used to do in his earlier time but people are searching for new magic for which they are getting silver in search of gold while they don't see old priceless diamond is still shining in front of them and giving brightness to them. Totally unsatisfied that messi is out of list inspite of great season of his. Remember, he has most goals, most assist, most dribbles, most chance created throughout the season comparing to all European league players. If it is about the individual performance then I don't see other better than messi this season.
You will badly miss messi's game when he retires and at that time you all gonna realize that messi is capable of winning ballon d'or of each and every season.

Sherzz Klinker says:

Na bad heart pick dem pick so

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