Lazio Striker Ciro Immobile Not Nominated for FIFA Men’s Player of the Year

Lazio striker Ciro Immobile has not been nominated for an award at The Best FIFA Football Awards, as seen in an official announcement by the organisation earlier today.

The 30-year-old Italian striker, who is contracted to the Biancocelesti until 2025, scored 39 goals across all competitions last season, earning him the European Golden Boot award.

The Lazio striker beat out the competition for the award, scoring two more league goals than Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and five more than Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo.

Despite this, both the above players were nominated for FIFA’s Men’s Player of the Year award, alongside other nominations including PSG’s Neymar, Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah.

In the FIFA’s Men’s Coach of the Year, Atalanta’s Gian Piero Gasperini was bafflingly absent, despite the inclusion of Leeds United’s Marcelo Bielsa. The English team currently sit 14th in the Premier League after nine games.

This season, Immobile has scored seven goals and provided two assists in eight appearances.

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