Tuesday, 22 August 2017

# African Sport # Aubameyang

African Star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Best FIFA Men's Player 24-Man Shortlist

The world football body (FIFA) has unveiled a 24-man shortlist on Thursday for the ‘Best FIFA Men’s Player’ ahead of the annual gala that will take place on the 23rd of October in London.

The List which features Aubameyang, the winner of CAF's African Footballer of the Year award in 2015 while becoming the first Gabonese player to win the award.  In December 2016, he was named by The Guardian as the eighth-best footballer in the world.

He is the son of former Gabonese captain Pierre Aubameyang.

Many Foreign Starsas usual make the list with likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eden Hazard, N’Golo Kante and Harry Kane been among those on the list alongside the regulars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Real Madrid striker, Cristiano Ronaldo took home the last prize after his 2015/16 season for club and country and remains the favourite for this year’s trophy after La Liga and Champions League honours in 2016/17

Checkout the full list below..
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (GAB – Borussia Dortmund)
Leonardo Bonucci (ITA – Juventus/AC Milan)
Gianluigi Buffon (ITA – Juventus)
Daniel Carvajal (ESP – Real Madrid)
Cristiano Ronaldo (POR – Real Madrid)
Paulo Dybala (ARG – Juventus)
Antoine Griezmann (FRA – Atletico Madrid)
Eden Hazard (BEL – Chelsea)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (SWE – Manchester United)
Andres Iniesta (ESP – Barcelona)
Harry Kane (ENG – Tottenham Hotspur)
N’Golo Kante (FRA – Chelsea)
Toni Kroos (GER – Real Madrid)
Robert Lewandowski (POL – Bayern Munich)
Marcelo (BRA – Real Madrid)
Lionel Messi (ARG – Barcelona)
Luka Modric (CRO – Real Madrid)
Keylor Navas (COS – Real Madrid)
Manuel Neuer (GER – Bayern Munich)
Neymar (BRA – Barcelona/PSG)
Sergio Ramos (ESP – Real Madrid)
Alexis Sanchez (CHI – Arsenal)
Luis Suarez (URU – Barcelona)
Arturo Vidal (CHI – Bayern Munich)

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