2021 Best FIFA Football Awards
Date : 17 January, 2022
Venue : Switzerland
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What is The Best FIFA Men’s Player award?
The Best FIFA Men’s Player is the award handed out to the best player every calendar year. As mentioned earlier, it’s decided by a combination of: national coaches of FIFA Member Associations, their team captains, a select group of media from those countries, and fans.
The current favourites for the 2021 award are: Robert Lewandowski, Kylian Mbappe, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
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Year Player Country
2007 Kaka Brazil
2008 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal
2009 Lionel Messi Argentina
2010 Lionel Messi Argentina
2011 Lionel Messi Argentina
2012 Lionel Messi Argentina
2013 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal
2014 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal
2015 Lionel Messi Argentina
2016 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal
2017 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal
2018 Luka Modric Croatia
2019 Lionel Messi Argentina
2020 Robert Lewandowski Poland
What is The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper award?
Similar to The Best FIFA Men’s Player, but solely for goalkeepers, The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper award celebrates the best player in between the sticks each calendar year, to give more recognition to a position that seldom wins individual awards. The first award was handed out in 2017.
Year Player Country
2017 Gianluigi Buffon Italy
2018 Thibaut Courtois Belgium
2019 Alisson Becker Brazil
2020 Manuel Neuer Germany
What is The Best FIFA Men’s Coach award?
This award celebrates the work of the best coaches in world football, and it ultimately decides which manager is considered to have been the best over the past 12 months.
Year Coach Country
2016 Claudio Ranieri Italy
2017 Zinedine Zidane France
2018 Didier Deschamps France
2019 Jurgen Klopp Germany
2020 Jurgen Klopp Germany
What is The Best FIFA Women’s Player award?
Just as with The FIFA Best Men’s Player, there is an award for the best female player each calendar year as well. It started in 2001, 10 years after the men’s award was introduced, and brings more recognition and attention to women’s football.
Year Player Country
2016 Carli Lloyd United States
2017 Lieke Martens Netherlands
2018 Marta Brazil
2019 Megan Rapinoe United States
2020 Lucy Bronze England
There are also female awards for The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper, The Best FIFA Women’s Coach and a FIFA FIFPro Women’s World XI.
What is the FIFA FIFPro Men’s World 11?
Since 2005, the world players’ union FIFPRO has asked professional footballers worldwide to select the best players in the game each calendar year, with over 25,000 players participating in the vote.
The goalkeeper, as well as the three defenders, three midfielders and three forwards who received the most votes are selected for the World 11. The remaining spot in the World 11 is assigned to the outfield player with the next highest number of votes who is not selected already.
The award celebrates the best 11 players in the world each year, and gives players who don’t have a realistic shot at winning the overall award, primarily defensive players, recognition for their work on the pitch.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have the most appearances in the World 11, with 14 each. Sergio Ramos is next in terms of appearances, with 11.
On December 14, FIFA confirmed the 23-man shortlist for the 2021 Men’s FIFA FIFPRO World 11 with the following players up for the award:
Previous FIFPro Best XIs
2016: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich); Dani Alves (Barcelona/Juventus), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Marcelo (Real Madrid); Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid); Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Luis Suarez (Barcelona), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
2017: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus); Dani Alves (Juventus/Paris-Saint Germain), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus/AC Milan), Marcelo (Real Madrid); Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona); Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Neymar (PSG)
2018: David de Gea (Manchester United); Dani Alves (PSG), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid), Marcelo (Real Madrid); Luka Modric (Real Madrid), N’Golo Kante (Chelsea), Eden Hazard (Chelsea); Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Juventus), Kylian Mbappe (PSG)
2019: Alisson (Liverpool); Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax/Juventus), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Marcelo (real Madrid); Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Frenkie de Jong (Ajax/Barcelona), Eden Hazard (Chelsea/Real Madrid); Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus), Kylian Mbappe (PSG)
2020: Alisson (Liverpool); Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich); Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Thiago (Bayern Munich/Liverpool), Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City); Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)
What is the FIFA Puskas Award?
Created in 2009 in honour of the late Ferenc Puskas, captain and star of the Hungary national team during the 1950s, the FIFA Puskas Award is handed out to the player judged to have scored the best goal of the year.
The criteria are: an aesthetically beautiful goal, awarded without distinction of championship, gender or nationality.
What is the FIFA Fair Play Award?
The FIFA Fair Play award recognises exemplary behaviour that promotes fair play, sportsmanship and compassion in football. It can be awarded to a player, a coach, a team, fans or even entire footballing communities. The winner in 2020 was Mattia Agnese, who administered critical first aid to an opponent who lost consciousness following an on-field collision.
What is the FIFA Fan Award?
The FIFA Fan award was created in 2016 and celebrates the best fan moment or event across the calendar year. 2020’s winner was Marivaldo Francisco da Silva.
Year Player Country
2016 Mohd Faiz bin Subri Malaysia
2017 Olivier Giroud France
2018 Mohamed Salah Egypt
2019 Daniel Zsori Hungary
2020 Heung-Min Son Korea Republic
It is currently unknown who will present the ceremony. Reshmin Chowdhury and Ruud Gullit were the hosts in 2020.
Are The Best FIFA Football Awards and the Ballon d’Or the same?
No, they are not. The Ballon d’Or is a ceremony founded and run by France Football, whereas The Best FIFA Football Awards were founded and run by FIFA. They are two separate awards, although between 2010 and 2015, they merged together to form the FIFA Ballon d’Or.
They separated for 2016 and have remained two different awards since then. Before the merge, The Best FIFA Football Awards was known as FIFA World Player of the Year. You can find out more about the Ballon d’Or here.