France’s World Cup star Kylian Mbappe joined regulars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the shortlist for The Best FIFA Men’s player award, world soccer’s governing body announced on Tuesday.
The 19-year-old Mbappe followed up a domestic treble with Paris St Germain with a string of impressive performances in France’s World Cup winning campaign.
He became only the second teenager after Pele to score in a World Cup final as France powered past Croatia 4-2 to win the sport’s top prize for the second time, 20 years after their first triumph.
Mbappe was joined by compatriot Antoine Griezmann and Raphael Varane on the 10-man shortlist.
FIFA’s annual Best Football Awards gala will hold on September 24 in London, where the winner will be announced.
The Best FIFA Men’s Player:
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Juventus)
Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium/Manchester City)
Antoine Griezmann (France/Atletico Madrid)
Eden Hazard (Belgium/Chelsea)
Harry Kane (England/Tottenham Hotspur)
Kylian Mbappe (France/Paris Saint-Germain)
Lionel Messi (Argentina/Barcelona)
Luka Modric (Croatia/Real Madrid)
Mohammed Salah (Egypt/Liverpool)
Raphael Varane (France/Real Madrid)