Messi was the top scorer of the Champions League (12 goals) and champion of the Spanish League, where he won his tenth title with FC Barcelona and 36 goals.
Meanwhile, Cristiano was the top scorer of the final phase of the Nations League, in which he was champion with his national team, and achieved his first league title in Italy with Juventus.
Van Dijk was chosen best player of the Champions League final, in which he conquered the title with Liverpool, as well being a finalist of the Nations League.
UEFA confirmed the names of the three finalists for the award that Real Madrid's Croatian player Luka Modric received a year ago.
The nominees were selected by a jury composed by 80 coaches from the clubs participating in the Champions League and the Europa League, along with 55 journalists from each of the UEFA member federations selected by the European Sports Media group.
More than 2,200 films, 300 scripts and 100 posters have registered to compete in the 41st International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, scheduled for December 5-15.Read More
The International Film and Education Expo will be held for the first time in Havana from January 29 to 31 next year, Juan Marinello Cultural Research Institute announced.Read More
The Record of the Antonio Maceo Documentary Collection and the Ten Years' War. Unpublished documents will be inscribed this Thursday in the National Register of UNESCO's Memory of the World PrograRead More