The Gist introduces to you, football lovers, the World Player of The Week segment. Every week at the end of all the action that has taken place in the football world, The Gist will seek to award the most outstanding player the weekly world player prize. Judgement will be based on the preceding week’s action with slight reference on players awarded form from the previous week. Since this is the first week, all players will be given a clean slate. Stay captivated as the World Player of The Week is revealed shortly.

This week’s shortlisted players are Cristiano Ronaldo, Steven Naismith, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Lionel Messi………..