FIFA took the world’s centre stage yet again, revealing the finalists of the very much anticipated The Best Men’s FIFA Award given annually to the best football player of the year and the Englishman was snubbed at the expense of usual culprits Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr.

Ideally, both the Ballon d’or and The Best FIFA Award are individual awards recognizing the best performing individual in football which means Titles – collective achievements – are not supposed to be considered. In that sense, Kane is more than deserving both podiums.

The 24- year-old has consistently improved every aspect of his game, something which should earn him parity with Neymar, if not Messi and Ronaldo.
Kane, who scored twice in the derby game against West Ham in the English top flight finished last term with 29 league goals – four more than Ronaldo at Madrid, 16 more than Neymar’s 13 and five less than Messi.

Considering that Kane plays in a team with less pedigree and in a more competitive league, Kane’s 29 goals in 27 games at a strike rate better than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo should underline his status and ability among Europe’s best strikers.

Of course, the trio of Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar are ridiculously talented, with the ability to change games in the blink of an eye but Kane has shown that If indeed he is, he isn’t so far behind.
His latest campaign saw him reach the century mark for Tottenham Hotspur and score at least 20 goals for the third consecutive season; a milestone only Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry and Ruud van Nistelrooy can boast.

Nonetheless, collective team achievements are widely considered and while Ronaldo inspired Los Blancos to a UEFA champions league defense and a La Liga title, Harry Kane could only help Tottenham hotspur settle for second position; the difference.

FIFA took the world’s centre stage yet again, revealing the finalists of the very much anticipated The Best Men’s FIFA Award given annually to the best football player of the year and the Englishman was snubbed at the expense of usual culprits Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr.

Ideally, both the Ballon d’or and The Best FIFA Award are individual awards recognizing the best performing individual in football which means Titles – collective achievements – are not supposed to be considered. In that sense, Kane is more than deserving both podiums.

The Tottenham talisman has consistently improved every aspect of his game, something which should earn him parity with Neymar, if not Messi and Ronaldo.
Kane, who scored twice in the derby game against West Ham in the English top flight finished last term with 29 league goals – four more than Ronaldo at Madrid, 16 more than Neymar’s 13 and five less than Messi.

Considering that Kane plays in a team with less pedigree and in a more competitive league, Kane’s 29 goals in 27 games at a strike rate better than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo should underline his status and ability among Europe’s best strikers.

Of course, the trio of Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar are ridiculously talented, with the ability to change games in the blink of an eye but Kane has shown that If indeed he is, he isn’t so far behind.

His latest campaign saw him reach the century mark for Tottenham Hotspur and score at least 20 goals for the third consecutive season; a milestone only Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry and Ruud van Nistelrooy can boast.

Nonetheless, collective team achievements are widely considered and while Ronaldo inspired Los Blancos to a UEFA champions league defense and a La Liga title, Harry Kane could only help Tottenham Hotspur settle for second position; the difference.