Jay Jay Okocha nominates Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar as finalists

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Austin Okocha, Roberto Di Matteo, Alex Scott, Andriy Shevchenko, Peter Shilton

Super Eagles great Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha was among guests that announced the finalists for the 2017 FIFA Best awards at an event in London.

Okocha attended the event at the Bloomsbury Ballroom in London alongside former Italian midfielder Roberto Di Matteo, England’s Women international Alex Scott, Ukraine legend Andriy Shevchenko and ex-England goalkeeper Peter Shilton.

The guests were present at the event to announce finalists for the 2017 FIFA Best awards, to recognise the best individual performances of the year.
Cristiano Ronaldo
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Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano RonaldoLionel Messi and Neymar are the finalists for the men’s category.
Zinedine Zidane is favourite for Coach of the Year after leading Real Madrid to an impressive La Liga and Champions League double in the summer of 2017.
Lionel MessiplayLionel Messi (AFP)

While joining the elite list of individuals who have won the Champions League as a player and a coach, he became the first manager to win the title back to back in the modern era.
NeymarplayNeymar (AFP/File)

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri is also one of the finalists after leading the Serie A giants to a league and Coppa Italia double.

Allegri is joined by another Italian coach Antonio Conte who won the Premier League title in his debut season with Chelsea.
The FIFA Best Award ceremony will hold on Monday, October 23 at the London Palladium theatre.
Other finalists
The Best FIFA Women’s Player

Deyna Castellanos
Carli Lloyd
Lieke Martens
The Best FIFA Women's Coach

Nils Nielsen (Denmark)
Gerard Precheur (France)
WIEGMAN Sarina (Netherlands)
The Best FIFA Goalkeeper

Gianluigi Buffon
Keylor Navas
Manuel Neuer
Fan Award

Borussia Dortmund supporters
Celtic supporters
FC Copenhagen supporters

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