FIFA Women's World Cup awards

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At the end of each FIFA Women's World Cup final tournament, several awards are presented to the players and teams which have distinguished themselves in various aspects of the game. [1]

FIFA Womens World Cup Association football competition for womens national teams

The FIFA Women's World Cup is an international football competition contested by the senior women's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's international governing body. The competition has been held every four years since 1991, when the inaugural tournament, then called the FIFA Women's World Championship, was held in China. Under the tournament's current format, national teams vie for 23 slots in a three-year qualification phase. The host nation's team is automatically entered as the 24th slot. The tournament proper, alternatively called the World Cup Finals, is contested at venues within the host nation(s) over a period of about one month.

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Awards

There are currently six awards:

1991 FIFA Womens World Cup 1991 edition of the FIFA Womens World Cup

The 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup was the inaugural FIFA Women's World Cup, the world championship for women's national association football teams. It took place in Guangdong, China from 16 to 30 November 1991. FIFA, football's international governing body selected China as host nation as Guangdong had hosted a prototype world championship three years earlier, the 1988 FIFA Women's Invitation Tournament. Matches were played in the state capital, Guangzhou, as well as in Foshan, Jiangmen and Zhongshan. The competition was sponsored by Mars, Incorporated, maker of M&M's candy. With FIFA still reluctant to bestow their "World Cup" brand, the tournament was officially known as the 1st FIFA World Championship for Women's Football for the M&M's Cup.

2003 FIFA Womens World Cup 2003 edition of the FIFA Womens World Cup

The 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup was the fourth edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, the quadrennial championship of women's association football teams organized by FIFA. It was held in the United States from 20 September to 12 October 2003 at six venues in six cities across the country. The tournament was won by Germany, who became the first country to win both men's and women's World Cup.

2011 FIFA Womens World Cup 2011 edition of the FIFA Womens World Cup

The 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup was the sixth FIFA Women's World Cup competition, the world championship for women's national association football teams. It was held from 26 June to 17 July 2011 in Germany, which won the right to host the event in October 2007. Japan won the final against the United States on a penalty shoot-out following a 2–2 draw after extra time and became the first Asian team to win a senior FIFA World Cup.

Additionally, there is one award voted on by fans after the conclusion of the tournament:

2007 FIFA Womens World Cup 2007 edition of the FIFA Womens World Cup

The 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, the fifth edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, was an international association football competition for women held in China from 10 to 30 September 2007. Originally, China was to host the 2003 edition, but the outbreak of SARS in that country forced that event to be moved to the United States. FIFA immediately granted the 2007 event to China, which meant that no new host nation was chosen competitively until the voting was held for the 2011 Women's World Cup.

Two awards are now defunct, which were voted on by fans after the conclusion of the tournament:

2015 FIFA Womens World Cup 2015 edition of the FIFA Womens World Cup

The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup was the seventh FIFA Women's World Cup, the quadrennial international women's football world championship tournament. The tournament was hosted by Canada for the first time and by a North American country for the third time. Matches were played in six cities across Canada in five time zones. The tournament began on 6 June 2015, and finished with the final on 5 July 2015 with a United States victory over Japan.

Golden Ball

The Golden Ball award is presented to the best player at each FIFA World Cup final, with a shortlist drawn up by the FIFA technical committee and the winner voted for by representatives of the media. Those who finish as runners-up in the vote receive the Silver Ball and Bronze Ball awards as the second and third most outstanding players in the tournament respectively. [2]

World CupGolden BallSilver BallBronze Ball
1991 China Flag of the United States.svg Carin Jennings Flag of the United States.svg Michelle Akers Flag of Norway.svg Linda Medalen
1995 Sweden Flag of Norway.svg Hege Riise Flag of Norway.svg Gro Espeseth Flag of Norway.svg Ann Kristin Aarønes
1999 United States Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Sun Wen Flag of Brazil.svg Sissi Flag of the United States.svg Michelle Akers
2003 United States Flag of Germany.svg Birgit Prinz Flag of Sweden.svg Victoria Svensson Flag of Germany.svg Maren Meinert
2007 China Flag of Brazil.svg Marta Flag of Germany.svg Birgit Prinz Flag of Brazil.svg Cristiane
2011 Germany Flag of Japan.svg Homare Sawa Flag of the United States.svg Abby Wambach Flag of the United States.svg Hope Solo
2015 Canada Flag of the United States.svg Carli Lloyd Flag of France.svg Amandine Henry Flag of Japan.svg Aya Miyama
2019 France Flag of the United States.svg Megan Rapinoe Flag of England.svg Lucy Bronze Flag of the United States.svg Rose Lavelle

Golden Boot

The Golden Boot Award goes to the top goalscorer of the FIFA World Cup. It was introduced as the Golden Shoe at the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup and renamed to Golden Boot in 2011. [3]

If more than one player finishes the tournament with the same number of goals, the tie goes to the player who has contributed the most assists (with the FIFA Technical Study Group deciding whether an assist is to be counted as such). If there is still a tie, the award goes to the player who has played the least amount of time (most goals per minute). [3]

Silver and Bronze Boots are awarded to the second- and third-placed players. [3]

World CupGolden BootGoalsSilver BootGoalsBronze BootGoals
1991 China Flag of the United States.svg Michelle Akers 10 Flag of Germany.svg Heidi Mohr 7 Flag of Norway.svg Linda Medalen
Flag of the United States.svg Carin Jennings
6
1995 Sweden Flag of Norway.svg Ann Kristin Aarønes 6 Flag of Norway.svg Hege Riise 5 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Shi Guihong 3
1999 United States Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Sun Wen
Flag of Brazil.svg Sissi
7 Flag of Norway.svg Ann Kristin Aarønes 4
2003 United States Flag of Germany.svg Birgit Prinz 7 Flag of Germany.svg Maren Meinert 4 Flag of Brazil.svg Kátia 4
2007 China Flag of Brazil.svg Marta 7 Flag of the United States.svg Abby Wambach 6 Flag of Norway.svg Ragnhild Gulbrandsen 6
2011 Germany Flag of Japan.svg Homare Sawa 5 Flag of Brazil.svg Marta 4 Flag of the United States.svg Abby Wambach 4
2015 Canada Flag of Germany.svg Célia Šašić 6 Flag of the United States.svg Carli Lloyd 6 Flag of Germany.svg Anja Mittag 5
2019 France Flag of the United States.svg Megan Rapinoe 6 Flag of the United States.svg Alex Morgan 6 Flag of England.svg Ellen White 6

Golden Glove

Since 2011, the Golden Glove Award recognizes the best goalkeeper of the tournament. In 2003 and 2007, a Best Goalkeeper award was given, and in 1999 two goalkeepers were named to an All-Star Team. The FIFA Technical Study Group recognises the top goalkeeper of the tournament based on the player's performance throughout the final competition. [4] Although goalkeepers have this specific award for their position, they are eligible for the Golden Ball as well.

World CupBG / Golden Glove Award
1999 United States Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Gao Hong
Flag of the United States.svg Briana Scurry
2003 United States Flag of Germany.svg Silke Rottenberg
2007 China Flag of Germany.svg Nadine Angerer
2011 Germany Flag of the United States.svg Hope Solo
2015 Canada Flag of the United States.svg Hope Solo
2019 France Flag of the Netherlands.svg Sari van Veenendaal

FIFA Young Player Award

The FIFA Young Player Award is given to the best player in the tournament who is at most 21 years old. For the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup this meant that the player had to have been born on or after 1 January 1998. The FIFA Technical Study Group recognises the Best Young Player of the tournament based on the player's performances throughout the final competition.

World CupBest Young Player AwardAge
2011 Germany Flag of Australia (converted).svg Caitlin Foord 16
2015 Canada Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Kadeisha Buchanan 19
2019 France Flag of Germany.svg Giulia Gwinn 20

FIFA Fair Play Award

The FIFA Fair Play Trophy is given to the team with the best record of fair play during the World Cup final tournament. Only teams that qualified for the second round are considered. The winners of this award earn the FIFA Fair Play Trophy, a diploma, a fair play medal for each player and official, and $50,000 worth of football equipment to be used for youth development.

World CupFIFA Fair Play Trophy Winners
1991 China Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
1995 Sweden Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
1999 United States Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
2003 United States Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
2007 China Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
2011 Germany Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
2015 Canada Flag of France.svg  France
2019 France Flag of France.svg  France

All-Star Squad

World CupGoalkeepersDefendersMidfieldersForwards
1999 United States

Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Gao Hong
Flag of the United States.svg Briana Scurry

Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Wang Liping
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Wen Lirong
Flag of Germany.svg Doris Fitschen
Flag of the United States.svg Brandi Chastain
Flag of the United States.svg Carla Overbeck

Flag of Brazil.svg Sissi
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Liu Ailing
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Zhao Lihong
Flag of Germany.svg Bettina Wiegmann
Flag of the United States.svg Michelle Akers

Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Jin Yan
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Sun Wen
Flag of Norway.svg Ann Kristin Aarønes
Flag of the United States.svg Mia Hamm

2003 United States

Flag of Germany.svg Silke Rottenberg

Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Wang Liping
Flag of Germany.svg Sandra Minnert
Flag of the United States.svg Joy Fawcett

Flag of Germany.svg Bettina Wiegmann
Flag of Sweden.svg Malin Moström
Flag of the United States.svg Shannon Boxx

Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Charmaine Hooper
Flag of Germany.svg Maren Meinert
Flag of Germany.svg Birgit Prinz
Flag of Sweden.svg Victoria Svensson

2007 China

Flag of Germany.svg Nadine Angerer
Flag of Norway.svg Bente Nordby

Flag of Germany.svg Ariane Hingst
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Li Jie
Flag of Norway.svg Ane Stangeland Horpestad
Flag of Germany.svg Kerstin Stegemann

Flag of Brazil.svg Daniela
Flag of Brazil.svg Formiga
Flag of England.svg Kelly Smith
Flag of Germany.svg Renate Lingor
Flag of Norway.svg Ingvild Stensland
Flag of the United States.svg Kristine Lilly

Flag of Australia (converted).svg Lisa De Vanna
Flag of Brazil.svg Marta
Flag of Brazil.svg Cristiane
Flag of Germany.svg Birgit Prinz

2011 Germany

Flag of the United States.svg Hope Solo
Flag of Japan.svg Ayumi Kaihori

Flag of Australia (converted).svg Elise Kellond-Knight
Flag of Brazil.svg Erika
Flag of England.svg Alex Scott
Flag of France.svg Sonia Bompastor
Flag of France.svg Laura Georges
Flag of Germany.svg Saskia Bartusiak

Flag of England.svg Jill Scott
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg Genoveva Añonma
Flag of France.svg Louisa Necib
Flag of Japan.svg Aya Miyama
Flag of Japan.svg Shinobu Ohno
Flag of Japan.svg Homare Sawa
Flag of Germany.svg Kerstin Garefrekes
Flag of Sweden.svg Caroline Seger
Flag of the United States.svg Shannon Boxx
Flag of the United States.svg Lauren Cheney

Flag of Brazil.svg Marta
Flag of Sweden.svg Lotta Schelin
Flag of the United States.svg Abby Wambach

2015 Canada

Flag of England.svg Karen Bardsley
Flag of Germany.svg Nadine Angerer
Flag of the United States.svg Hope Solo

Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Kadeisha Buchanan
Flag of England.svg Lucy Bronze
Flag of England.svg Steph Houghton
Flag of France.svg Wendie Renard
Flag of Japan.svg Saori Ariyoshi
Flag of the United States.svg Julie Johnston
Flag of the United States.svg Meghan Klingenberg

Flag of Australia (converted).svg Elise Kellond-Knight
Flag of France.svg Amandine Henry
Flag of France.svg Eugénie Le Sommer
Flag of Japan.svg Aya Miyama
Flag of Japan.svg Mizuho Sakaguchi
Flag of Japan.svg Rumi Utsugi
Flag of the United States.svg Carli Lloyd
Flag of the United States.svg Megan Rapinoe

Flag of Australia (converted).svg Lisa De Vanna
Flag of France.svg Élodie Thomis
Flag of Germany.svg Anja Mittag
Flag of Germany.svg Célia Šašić
Flag of Switzerland.svg Ramona Bachmann

Dream Team

World CupGoalkeepersDefendersMidfieldersForwardsManager
2015 Canada

Flag of the United States.svg Hope Solo

Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Kadeisha Buchanan
Flag of France.svg Wendie Renard
Flag of the United States.svg Julie Johnston
Flag of the United States.svg Ali Krieger

Flag of Japan.svg Aya Miyama
Flag of the United States.svg Carli Lloyd
Flag of the United States.svg Megan Rapinoe

Flag of Germany.svg Anja Mittag
Flag of Germany.svg Célia Šašić
Flag of the United States.svg Alex Morgan

Flag of Germany.svg Silvia Neid

Goal of the Tournament

World CupPlayerScored againstScoreMinuteResultRoundDetails
2007 China Flag of Brazil.svg Marta [5] Flag of the United States.svg  United States 4–079'4–0 Semi-finals Marta's second goal in the match, a solo effort
2011 Germany Flag of the United States.svg Abby Wambach [6] Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 2–2120+2'2–2 ( a.e.t. )
(5–3 p )
Quarter-finals Headed equaliser in stoppage time of the second half of extra time, sending the match to a penalty shoot-out
2015 Canada Flag of the United States.svg Carli Lloyd [7] Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 4–016'5–2 Final Lloyd's third goal in the final, scored from the midfield line
2019 France Flag of Brazil.svg Cristiane [8] Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 2–038'2–3 Group C Brazil's second goal in their second group stage match, scored via a header

Most Entertaining Team

World CupMost Entertaining Team Award
2003 United States Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
2007 China Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil

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