- Max Allegri, Antonio Conte, Zinedine Zidane to battle for coach of the year
- Ten goals revealed to be in the running for the Puskas goal of the year award
- Puskás Award and Fan Award voting now open around the world
FIFA has released the final three nominees for #TheBest coach, goal and fans of the year awards to be given at the London Palladium on 23 October 2017.
Former Juventus player and 2016 finalist Zinedine Zidane in the final three once more for the coach of the year alongside debutants the Italian duo of Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri and former Gli Azzurri midfielder Antonio Conte.
It’s a however a new top three for The Best FIFA Women’s Coach, with Denmark’s Nils Nielsen, Olympique Lyonnais coach Gerard Precheur and the Netherlands’ Sarina Wiegman all finalists for the first time.
The inaugural The Best FIFA Goalkeeper award nominees are Gianluigi Buffon, Keylor Navas and Manuel Neuer.
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The nominees for goal of the year are: Puskas Award: Kevin-Prince Boateng (Las Palmas), Alejandro Camargo (Universidad de Concepcion), Deyna Castellanos (Venezuela U-17), Moussa Dembele (Celtic), Olivier Giroud (Arsenal), Aviles Hurtado (Tijuana Xolos), Mario Mandzukic (Juventus), Oscarine Masuluke (Baroka FC), Nemanja Matic (Chelsea), Jordi Mboula (FC Barcelona U-19).
The FIFA fan of the year award was also revealed with fans of Celtic, Dortmund and FC Copenhagen all nominated.
The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony will be held at the London Palladium on 23 October 2017.
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