Three Liverpool players but none from Manchester City have been nominated for the FIFA Best Player of the Year award.
Harry Kane is the sole England representative on the men’s shortlist and is rewarded having led them to the Nations League semi-finals, as well as helping Tottenham to their first Champions League final.
Van Dijk is nominated having been part of the Liverpool side that won the Champions League, as well as winning the PFA Player of the Year award.
Van Dijk is accompanied on the men’s shortlist by Liverpool team-mates Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane following their Champions League win.
His fellow Netherlands internationals Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt are also nominated after helping their country to the Nations League final.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Eden Hazard, Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi are the other nominees on the 10-person shortlist for the men’s award.