Both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are among the 11 nominees to win the Best FIFA Men's Player of the Year award, as Bayern Munich and Liverpool players dominated the field after great seasons for their clubs in 2019-20.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are the only former winners on the nominees' list, with the Best FIFA Football Awards having only come into existence in 2016.

Since then, Ronaldo has won the award twice, while Messi won it last year, staving off competition from Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk. Before that, the award had been called the FIFA Ballon D'Or, and the FIFA World Player of the Year.