Ronaldo, Modric, Salah shortlisted — FIFA's best player

Mohamed Salah scored 32 Premier League goals last season

Mohamed Salah scored 32 Premier League goals last season

The enormous social media clout of Cristiano Ronaldo has been highlighted by the Portugal star's move to Juventus, with the Italian club gaining millions of followers in the weeks after the player's transfer from Real Madrid.

The Argentine also noted that the development will have a negative impact on the European champions.

And even when he did win, he did so purely on the merit of leading Real Madrid to the Champions League title. I was surprised by his decision, I did not think he would go from Madrid nor that he would go to Juventus. It surprised me, but he has gone to a very good team'.

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi believes that the addition of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid makes Juventus "a clear favourite" to win the Champions League.

Ronaldo also features, for his overhead kick for Real against new team Juventus. Ever since, he has been nominated as part of the shortlist, winning 5 times. Joining Ronaldo on the shortlist is his former Real team-mate Modric, who enjoyed a superb season for club and country.

"We are concentrating on this because it is possible, we have a squad where we can fight for this competition".

Pernille Harder was named UEFA Women's Player of the Year at a ceremony which took place during the Champions League group stage draw in Monaco.

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"Wherever the most money is, that's where they end up going."
Things have changed and now the owners of clubs are multi-millionaires.

The prize recognises the best goal scored over the past year in world football and previous winners include Olivier Giroud, James Rodriguez, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Neymar.

Messi singled out Arthur, the 22-year-old Brazilian playmaker, for special praise.

"I've never seen myself outside of Madrid", he said.

"Barca fans always want players with good feet".

"He has the style we always look for here".

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