The Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo, who will play for Juventus after nine seasons at Real Madrid, is one of the three nominees for the best forward of the 2017/18 Champions League, along with Messi and Salah.
The Portuguese international “defends” the prize won in the 2016/17 season, after being the best scorer in the competition, with 15 goals, which the Real Madrid won for the third consecutive time.
More than half of the 12 nominees were in the meringues, with Marcelo, Sergio Ramos and Raphaël Varane all joined by goalkeeper Keylor Navas, midfielders Toni Kroos and Luka Modric. by Ronaldo.
Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City is the rival of Kroos and Modric in the midfield while Alisson, who traded Roma for Liverpool, and Buffon, who left Juventus and headed to Paris Saint-Germain, are opponents of Navas .
In the attack, Ronaldo, Messi and Salah appear as the finalists, having been voted more than Mbappé, Dzeko, Harry Kane, Roberto Firmino, Gareth Bale, Griezmann and Sadio Mané.
The winners of the prizes will be announced on 30 August in Monaco for the draw of the group stage of the 2018/19 edition of the Champions.