Chelsea’s Antonio Conte is up against Real Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane andJuventus’ Massimiliano Allegri for the men’s coach award after leading the Blues to the EnglishPremier League title in his first season at Stamford Bridge.
Holder Carli Lloyd is again nominated for the women’s player award. She is up against Lieke Martens, who scored three goals in the Netherlands’ triumphant Euro 2017 campaign, and Venezuela striker Deyna Castellanos.
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud‘s ‘scorpion kick’ volley against Crystal Palace in January and former Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic‘s fierce long-range effort in the FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham in May are nominated for the Puskas Award for the year’s best goal.
The intricate team goal that rounded off Celtic’s 5-2 win over St Johnstone and Moussa Dembele‘s hat-trick in February is also in the running.
The panel to decide the Best Men’s Player includes Cafu, Landon Donovan, Enzo Francescoli, Diego Maradona, Carles Puyol, Carlos Valderrama and Edwin van der Sar.