Mohamed Salah, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Luka Modric are on the three-man shortlist for the 2017-18 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award.
Salah got the nod for his contribution to Liverpool’s Champions League campaign where they finished as runners-up in the competition
The former Roma winger was in scintillating form last season as scored an incredible 44 goals for the Reds.
Ronaldo was nominated after winning a record fifth Champions League title – his third in straight succession for Real Madrid – and finishing top scorer in the competition for a sixth season running.
And finally, Modric had a brilliant season for club and country, winning the Champions League alongside Ronaldo, as well as finishing runner-up at the World Cup and claiming the Golden Ball.
But there was no space on the shortlist for Barcelona star Messi, who was dumped out of Europe’s top competition by Roma in the Quarter-final stage.
The award recognizes the top players featuring for a club within the territory of a UEFA member association during the past season.