Mohamed Salah, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric have been shortlisted for the 2017-18 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award but Lionel Messi missed out on the three-man shortlist.
Salah who scored an incredible 44 goals in his debut season at Liverpool was chosen after finishing runner-up with Liverpool in last season’s Champions League.
Ronaldo was nominated after winning his fifth Champions League with Real Madrid – his third in straight succession – and finishing top scorer in the competition for a sixth season running.
And finally, Modric enjoyed a fantastic season, winning the Champions League alongside Ronaldo, as well as finishing runner-up at the World Cup and claiming the Golden Ball award.
But unfortunately, on the list, there was no space for Barcelona star Messi, whose team was eliminated out of Europe’s top competition by Roma.