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Cristiano Ronaldo misses out as Osimhen and 11 others shortlisted for 2023 FIFA Best Award (Full List)

The Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo missed out as Osimhen and 11 others are shortlisted for the 2023 FIFA Best Award.

The 2023 FIFA Best Award shortlist was announced on Thursday, and Ronaldo was not among the 12 players shortlisted.

The Portuguese superstar has been a regular on the shortlist in recent years, but his absence this time around is a surprise.

Osimhen was in scintillating form throughout Napoli’s triumphant Serie A campaign. A complete centre-forward, the Nigerian’s eye-catching variety of goals underlines his extraordinary talent.

Victor Osimhen made history by becoming the first African player to win the Serie A Golden Boot award, after scoring 26 goals in 32 appearances in the 2022/23 season.

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Victor Osimhen is the first player ever to score 10 goals in a single AFCON qualifying campaign.

The talented Victor Osimhen has scored an impressive 20 goals in only 27 games for the Super Eagles.

The shortlist for The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2023 has been revealed and fans can now vote for their standout candidate for the illustrious prize.

The 12 contenders have been nominated based on their achievements from 19 December 2022 to 20 August 2023, with each of the nominees recognised for their sustained excellence over that period.

Argentina superstar Lionel Messi, who won the 2022 accolade was also nominated for the award. 

Manchester City was the most represented club in the nominations, with 6 players out of the 12 shortlisted.

The Best FIFA Men’s Player Nominees

Julián Álvarez (Argentina); Marcelo Brozović (Croatia); Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium); İlkay Gündoğan (Germany); Erling Haaland (Norway); Rodrigo (Rodri) Hernández Cascante (Spain); Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (Georgia); Kylian Mbappé (France); Lionel Messi (Argentina); Victor Osimhen (Nigeria); Declan Rice (England); Bernardo Silva (Portugal).

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