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]

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Awards

There are currently six awards:

Goal of the Tournament and Dream Team awards are also voted on by fans after the conclusion of the tournament, beginning in 2015.

One award is now defunct:

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

Golden Boot

The Golden Boot or Golden Shoe Award goes to the top goalscorer of the FIFA World Cup. It was introduced at the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup.

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.

World CupGolden ShoeGoalsSilver ShoeGoalsBronze ShoeGoals
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

Golden Glove and Best Goalkeeper

Since 2011, the Golden Glove Award recognizes the best goalkeeper of the tournament. In 2007, a Best Goalkeeper award was given, and in 1999 and 2003, one or more 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. Although goalkeepers have this specific award for their position, they are eligible for the Golden Ball as well.

World CupBG / Golden Glove Award
1999 USA Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Gao Hong

Flag of the United States.svg Briana Scurry

2003 USA 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

Best Young Player Award

The Best Young Player Award is given to the best player in the tournament who is at most 21 years old. For the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup this meant that the player had to have been born on or after 1 January 1994. 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

FIFA Fair Play Award

The FIFA Fair Play Award 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

All-Star Team

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 CupWinnerDetails
2015 Canada Flag of the United States.svg Carli Lloyd [3] Lloyd's third goal in the final, scored from the midfield line

Most Entertaining Team Award

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

See also

References

  1. "Tournaments". FIFA. Archived from the original on 31 December 2013. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  2. "adidas Golden Ball - FIFA Women's World Cup Final". FIFA. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  3. "Lloyd adds Goal of the Tournament to her haul". FIFA. Retrieved 16 July 2015.