Fans Can't Believe Bernardo Silva Has Been Left Out Of The FIFA Best Awards
Football fans have been left fuming after Bernardo Silva was left out of FIFA's 10-man list for its Best Men's Player award.
FIFA revealed the nominees for the prestigious individual prize on Wednesday with Liverpool trio Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane all making the shortlist.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Harry Kane, Frenkie de Jong, Matthijs de Ligt and Eden Hazard complete the star-studded list of candidates.
:rotating_light: Ready? :rotating_light:#TheBest Men's Player nominees:
:flag_nl: Matthijs de Ligt
:flag_sn: Sadio Mane
:flag_ar: Lionel Messi
Voting NOW OPEN :point_down:https://t.co/nw6p9KIcc6
- FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) July 31, 2019
However, the exclusion of Silva, who produced heroics for club and country in 2019, became the talking point of the online football community. Here's some reaction:
Key role in the PL:trophy:
Key role in LC :trophy:
Key role in FA Cup:trophy:
Key role in Uefa Nations League:trophy:
Injured a fair part on PL finishing 4th
Injured a fair part in CL & was poor
Played 1 game in FA cup
Played 2 games in LC
Kane nominated, Silva isn't.
- Lampard's Chelsea (@BringBackKalas) July 31, 2019
Harry Kane who fucked up Tottenhams prem campaign aswell as a whole CL final made FIFA best men's player list ahead of Bernardo Silva? pic.twitter.com/piofvLw9qc
- Husnain:flag_fr: (@husAFC_21) July 31, 2019
Bernardo Silva must have been playing a different sport last season https://t.co/ENXXHF2uzs
- Marino Peixoto (@MarinoPeixoto) July 31, 2019
Bernardo Silva in 2018/19:
League Cup :trophy:
Premier League :trophy:
FA Cup :trophy:
UEFA Nations League :trophy:
Comm. Shield :trophy:
Etihad Player of the Season :medal:
PFA Team of the Year :medal:
League Cup final MOTM :medal:
Nations League final MOTM :medal:
Nations League Player of the Tournament :medal: https://t.co/bBrGo59Uag
- FOURMIDABLE KD :trophy::trophy::trophy::trophy: (@ManCityKD) July 31, 2019
- PL Golden glove
- UCL winner/Golden glove,
- Copa America winner/Golden glove.
- Premier League
- FA cup
- Carabao Cup
- UEFA Nations League winner
- PL TOTY
Both men don't make FIFA's 10 man shortlist for The Best. Wow! pic.twitter.com/QPIwpPu88Z
- Ediye (@iamOkon) July 31, 2019
Silva enjoyed a trophy-laden 2018/19 season. He helped City win the domestic treble after they bagged the Premier League, League Cup and FA Cup.
The 24-year-old played an influential role in Pep Guardiola's side. He provided a combined 31 goals and assists in all competitions in a stunning individual term.
He continued his winning ways in the summer with Portugal. He steered his country to international glory by winning the UEFA Nations League.
But his efforts for both City and Portugal haven't been recognised by FIFA.
Should Silva be on the list? Let us know what you think.