At the end of each FIFA World Cup final tournament, several awards are presented to the players and teams which have distinguished themselves in various aspects of the game.
There are currently five post-tournament awards, and one given during the tournament:
One other awards was given between 1994 and 2006:
From 2010 onwards, all Dream Teams or statistical teams are unofficial, as reported by FIFA itself.
The Golden Ball award is presented to the best player at each FIFA World Cup finals, 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. The current award was introduced in the 1982 FIFA World Cup, sponsored by Adidas and France Football .
|World Cup||Golden Ball||Silver Ball||Bronze Ball|
|1982 Spain||Paolo Rossi||Falcão||Karl-Heinz Rummenigge|
|1986 Mexico||Diego Maradona||Harald Schumacher||Preben Elkjær|
|1990 Italy||Salvatore Schillaci||Lothar Matthäus||Diego Maradona|
|1994 United States||Romário||Roberto Baggio||Hristo Stoichkov|
|1998 France||Ronaldo||Davor Šuker||Lilian Thuram|
|2002 South Korea/Japan||Oliver Kahn||Ronaldo||Hong Myung-bo|
|2006 Germany||Zinedine Zidane||Fabio Cannavaro||Andrea Pirlo|
|2010 South Africa||Diego Forlán||Wesley Sneijder||David Villa|
|2014 Brazil||Lionel Messi||Thomas Müller||Arjen Robben|
|2018 Russia||Luka Modrić||Eden Hazard||Antoine Griezmann|
Authoritative football historian and statistician Ejikeme Ikwunze, popularly called "Mr. Football", published in his book "World Cup (1930-2010): A Statistical Summary" a list of players unofficially chosen by accredited press until 1978 together with the FIFA officials from 1982.Same list of winners was also published by journalist Nick Holt in his "Mammoth Book Of The World Cup". FIFA website, The Guardian and Lance! newspapers, ESPN and other sources agree in several cases such as José Nasazzi, Zizinho, Didí, Garrincha, Johan Cruyff or Mario Kempes. In July 1978, a panel of 23 international experts which consisted of critics, coaches, and former players each chose the five best players of the 1978 tournament..
|World Cup||Winner||Runner-up||Third place|
|1930 Uruguay||José Nasazzi||Guillermo Stabile||Jose Leandro Andrade|
|1934 Italy||Giuseppe Meazza||Mathias Sindelar||Oldrich Nejedly|
|1938 France||Leonidas Da Silva||Silvio Piola||György Sárosi|
|1950 Brazil||Zizinho||Juan Alberto Schiaffino|
|1954 Switzerland||Ferenc Puskas||Sandor Kocsis||Fritz Walter|
|1958 Sweden||Didí||Pelé||Just Fontaine|
|1962 Chile||Garrincha||Josef Masopust||Leonel Sánchez|
|1966 England||Bobby Charlton||Bobby Moore|
|1970 México||Pelé||Gérson||Gerd Müller|
|1974 W. Germany||Johan Cruyff||Franz Beckenbauer||Kazimierz Deyna|
|1978 Argentina||Mario Kempes||Paolo Rossi|| Hans Krankl |
|World Cup||Winner||Runner-up||Third place|
|1966 England||Bobby Charlton||Franz Beckenbauer||Eusébio|
|1930 Uruguay||José Nasazzi|
|1934 Italy||Giuseppe Meazza|
|1950 Brazil||Obdulio Varela|
|1954 Switzerland||Ferenc Puskás|
|1966 England||Franz Beckenbauer|
|1974 West Germany||Johan Cruyff|
|1978 Argentina||Mario Kempes|
|1982 Spain||Paolo Rossi|
|1986 México||Diego Maradona|
|1990 Italy||Diego Maradona|
|1998 France||Zinedine Zidane|
The Golden Boot or Golden Shoe Award goes to the top goalscorer of the FIFA World Cup. While every World Cup had a ranking of the goalscorers, the first time an award was given was in 1982,under the name Golden Shoe. It was rechristened Golden Boot in 2010. FIFA sometimes lists the top goalscorers of previous Cups among the Golden Boot winners.
If there is more than one player with the same number of goals, since 1994 the tie-breaker goes to the player with fewer goals scored from penalties, then next tie breaker goes to the person with more assists - with the FIFA Technical Study Group deciding whether an assist is to be counted as such.If there is still more than one player, the tie-breaker since 2006 goes to the player who has played the least amount of time, which translates to a higher goal average.
|World Cup||Top goalscorer||Goals||Runners-up||Goals||Third place||Goals|
|1930 Uruguay||Guillermo Stábile||8||Pedro Cea||5||Bert Patenaude||4|
|1934 Italy||Oldřich Nejedlý||5|| Edmund Conen |
|1938 France||Leônidas||7|| György Sárosi |
|1950 Brazil||Ademir||8||Óscar Míguez|| Alcides Ghiggia |
|1954 Switzerland||Sándor Kocsis||11|| Josef Hügi |
|1958 Sweden||Just Fontaine||13|| Pelé |
|1962 Chile|| Flórián Albert |
|1966 England||Eusébio||9||Helmut Haller||6|| Valeriy Porkujan |
|1970 Mexico||Gerd Müller||10||Jairzinho||7||Teófilo Cubillas||5|
|1974 West Germany||Grzegorz Lato||7|| Andrzej Szarmach |
|1978 Argentina||Mario Kempes||6||Teófilo Cubillas||Rob Rensenbrink||5|
|World Cup||Golden Shoe||Goals||Silver Shoe||Goals||Bronze Shoe||Goals|
|1982 Spain||Paolo Rossi||6||Karl-Heinz Rummenigge||5||Zico||4|
|1986 Mexico||Gary Lineker||6|| Emilio Butragueño |
|1990 Italy||Salvatore Schillaci||6||Tomáš Skuhravý||5|| Roger Milla |
|1994 United States|| Oleg Salenko |
| Kennet Andersson |
|1998 France||Davor Šuker||6|| Gabriel Batistuta |
|2002 South Korea/Japan||Ronaldo||8|| Miroslav Klose |
|2006 Germany||Miroslav Klose||5||Hernán Crespo||3||Ronaldo||3|
|World Cup||Golden Boot||Goals||Silver Boot||Goals||Bronze Boot||Goals|
|2010 South Africa||Thomas Müller||5||David Villa||5||Wesley Sneijder||5|
|2014 Brazil||James Rodríguez||6||Thomas Müller||5|| Neymar ||4|
|2018 Russia||Harry Kane||6||Antoine Griezmann||4||Romelu Lukaku||4|
The Golden Glove Award is awarded to the best goalkeeper of the tournament. The award was introduced with the name Lev Yashin Award in 1994, in honor of the late Soviet goalkeeper.It was rechristened Golden Glove in 2010. 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 still eligible for the Golden Ball as well, as when Oliver Kahn was awarded in 2002. In the event of a tie, the Golden Glove Award goes to the goalkeeper who progressed furthest in the competition. The next tiebreakers are saves made, then minutes played.
|World Cup||Golden Glove|
|1994 United States||Michel Preud'homme|
|1998 France||Fabien Barthez|
|2002 South Korea/Japan||Oliver Kahn|
|2006 Germany||Gianluigi Buffon|
|2010 South Africa||Iker Casillas|
|2014 Brazil||Manuel Neuer|
|2018 Russia||Thibaut Courtois|
The Best Young Player award was awarded for the first time at the 2006 World Cup in Germany and given to Germany's Lukas Podolski.The award is given to the best player in the tournament who is at most 21 years old. For the 2018 World Cup, this meant that the player had to have been born on or after 1 January 1997. The election took place on FIFA's official World Cup website with the help of The FIFA Technical Study Group.
FIFA organised a survey on the Internet for users to choose the "best young player" of the World Cup, between 1958 and 2002, named the best young player of each tournament.With 61% of the overall vote, the winner was Pelé, who finished ahead of the Peruvian Teófilo Cubillas, the best young player at Mexico 1970, and England's Michael Owen, who reached similar heights at France 98.
|World Cup||Best Young Player||Age|
|1962 Chile||Flórián Albert||20|
|1966 England||Franz Beckenbauer||20|
|1970 Mexico||Teófilo Cubillas||21|
|1974 West Germany||Władysław Żmuda||20|
|1978 Argentina||Antonio Cabrini||20|
|1982 Spain||Manuel Amoros||21|
|1986 Mexico||Enzo Scifo||20|
|1990 Italy||Robert Prosinečki||21|
|1994 United States||Marc Overmars||20|
|1998 France||Michael Owen||18|
|2002 South Korea/Japan||Landon Donovan||20|
|2006 Germany||Lukas Podolski||21|
|2010 South Africa||Thomas Müller||20|
|2014 Brazil||Paul Pogba||21|
|2018 Russia||Kylian Mbappé||19|
The FIFA Fair Play Trophy is given to the team with the best record of fair play during the World Cup final tournament since 1970. 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.
The appearance of the award was originally a certificate. From 1982 to 1990, it had been a golden trophy based on Sport Billy, a football-playing cartoon character from 1982 who became an icon for FIFA Fair play.Ever since 1994, it is simply a trophy with an elegant footballer figure. Peru was the first nation to win the award after receiving no yellow or red cards in the 1970 FIFA World Cup held in Mexico.
|World Cup||FIFA Fair Play Trophy Winners|
|1974 West Germany||West Germany|
|1994 United States||Brazil|
|1998 France|| England |
|2002 South Korea/Japan||Belgium|
|2006 Germany|| Brazil |
|2010 South Africa||Spain|
The Man of the Match award picks the outstanding player in every game of the tournament since 2002. While the inaugural two editions were chosen by the technical group,the Man of the Match is since 2010 picked by an online poll on FIFA's website.
|World Cup||Most Man of the Match wins||Wins|
|2002 South Korea/Japan||Rivaldo||3|
|2006 Germany||Andrea Pirlo||3|
|2010 South Africa||Wesley Sneijder||4|
|2014 Brazil||Lionel Messi||4|
|2018 Russia||Antoine Griezmann||3|
As of 15 July 2018
|Rank||Player||Country||MoM||WC with awards|
|1||Arjen Robben||Netherlands||6||2006, 2010, 2014|
|Cristiano Ronaldo||Portugal||2010, 2014, 2018|
|Lionel Messi||Argentina||2010, 2014, 2018|
|4||Luis Suárez||Uruguay||5||2010, 2014, 2018|
|5||Eden Hazard||Belgium||4||2014, 2018|
|Keisuke Honda||Japan||2010, 2014|
|James Rodríguez||Colombia||2014, 2018|
|Miroslav Klose||Germany||2002, 2006|
|Park Ji-sung||South Korea||2002, 2006, 2010|
|Thomas Müller||Germany||2010, 2014|
As of 15 July 2018
The FIFA Award for the Most Entertaining Team is a subjectively awarded prize for the team that had done the most to entertain the public with a positive approach to the game, organised through public participation in a pollstarting in 1994.
|World Cup||Most Entertaining Team Award|
|1994 United States||Brazil|
|2002 South Korea/Japan||South Korea|
|2010 South Africa||Germany|
The All-Star Team is a team of the best performers at the respective World Cup finals. Since 1994, FIFA decided to add official best squads, chosen by its technical group under the brand name MasterCard All-Star Team.For 1998, 2002 and 2006, substitute and reserve members were also nominated for full squads.
|1994 United States|
|2002 South Korea/Japan|
FIFA published the first All-Star Team in 1938, but it never made All-Star Team again until 1990 due to ensuing complaints.In January 1959, the host of 1958 tournament Swedish Federation published an All-Star Team based on 720 answers out of 1,200 experts.
After FIFA changed its sponsor from MasterCard to Visa in 2007,it published All-Star Teams based on statistical data of other sponsors, which evaluates players' performances. FIFA explained these are not official, but the best teams were announced in official website.
|2010 South Africa||Castrol performance index|
|2014 Brazil||Castrol performance index|
|2018 Russia||Fantasy football|
Since 2010, the fans' Dream Team has been voted by online poll of FIFA website, but FIFA explained this is also not official team.
|2010 South Africa|
Until 1990, FIFA did not publish the All-Star Team, but some blog level websites put up the list of best teams from 1930 edition to 1990 edition. According to them, a technical study group consisting of journalists - mostly from Europe and South America - and experts has historically chosen the team. However, this list lacks reliable sources to be recognized as awards. FIFA website mentioned Djalma Santos (1954, 1958, 1962),Franz Beckenbauer (1966, 1970, 1974), and Elías Figueroa (1974) as winners among the list, but it did not announce all winners.
|1974 West Germany|
|World Cup||Player||Scored against||Score (1)||Result (1)||Round||Source|
|2006 Germany||Maxi Rodríguez||Mexico||2‒1||2‒1||Round of 16|
|2010 South Africa||Diego Forlán||Germany||2‒1||2‒3||Third place match|
|2014 Brazil||James Rodríguez||Uruguay||1‒0||2‒0||Round of 16|
|2018 Russia||Benjamin Pavard||Argentina||2‒2||4‒3||Round of 16|
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the assist has gained enough ground to earn a place in the calculations for the Golden Boot award, which in every previous World Cup has been awarded solely on the basis of goals scored. Under the formula, players get three points for a goal, and one point for an assist. "We made a two-point difference because we do not want someone who did not score winning the award," a FIFA official said.
TOP GOALSCORERS 1930-2014
In Kenneth Andersson they had one of the most prolific scorers in their ranks - he was jointly awarded the "Bronze Shoe" for the third best goal-scorer, together with Brazil's Romário.