Fifa

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi Join Three Leicester Heroes on FIFA Shortlist

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi lead the contenders on the 23-man shortlist for The Best FIFA Men's Player 2016 award, with three members of Leicester City's title-winning squad also in contention. Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and N'Golo Kante, who has since joined Chelsea, have been named on the shortlist in recognition of their roles in Leicester's shock Premier League title success last season. Claudio Ranieri is also a leading contender for the top coach award.

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