The Best FIFA Football Awards

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The Best FIFA Football Awards
Ambox current red.svg The Best FIFA Football Awards 2018
The Best FIFA Football Awards 2016.jpg
Logo of the inaugural awards
Awarded forExcellence in association football team and individual achievements
LocationZurich, Switzerland
Presented by FIFA
First awarded9 January 2017 (2017-01-09)
Website fifa.com

The Best FIFA Football Awards is an association football award presented annually by the sport's governing body, FIFA, since 2016. [1]

Association football Team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

FIFA International governing body of association football

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association is an organization which describes itself as an international governing body of association football, fútsal, beach soccer, and eFootball. FIFA is responsible for the organization of football's major international tournaments, notably the World Cup which commenced in 1930 and the Women's World Cup which commenced in 1991.

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The first awarding ceremony was held on 9 January 2017 in Zurich, Switzerland. [2] The award is aimed at reviving the FIFA World Player of the Year, which was merged with France Football 's Ballon d'Or in 2010 to become the FIFA Ballon d'Or in a six-year partnership. [3] [4]

The Best FIFA Football Awards 2016 award

The Best FIFA Football Awards 2016 were held on 9 January 2017 in Zurich, Switzerland. The Best FIFA Football Awards are the annual recognitions awarded by FIFA to several individuals across different categories, including: best eleven players of the year, known as FIFA FIFPro World XI, FIFA World Coach of the Year for men's and for women's football, best female player of the year, 2nd best male player of the year, and best goal of the year. The FIFA Fair Play Award is the only award that usually goes to groups or entities instead of individuals.

Switzerland federal republic in Central Europe

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a country situated in western, central, and southern Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities. The sovereign state is a federal republic bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8.5 million people is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities are to be found: among them are the two global cities and economic centres Zürich and Geneva.

FIFA World Player of the Year association football award

The FIFA World Player of the Year was an association football award presented annually by the sport's governing body, FIFA, between 1991 and 2015. Coaches and captains of international teams and media representatives selected the player they deem to have performed the best in the previous calendar year.

Winners

The Best FIFA Men's Player

YearRankPlayerTeam(s)
2016 1st Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid
2nd Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona
3rd Flag of France.svg Antoine Griezmann Flag of Spain.svg Atlético Madrid
2017 1st Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid
2nd Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona
3rd Flag of Brazil.svg Neymar Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona
Flag of France.svg Paris Saint-Germain
2018 1st Flag of Croatia.svg Luka Modrić Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid
2nd Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid
Flag of Italy.svg Juventus
3rd Flag of Egypt.svg Mohamed Salah Flag of England.svg Liverpool

The Best FIFA Women's Player

YearRankPlayerTeam(s)
2016 1st Flag of the United States.svg Carli Lloyd Flag of the United States.svg Houston Dash
2nd Flag of Brazil.svg Marta Flag of Sweden.svg FC Rosengård
3rd Flag of Germany.svg Melanie Behringer Flag of Germany.svg Bayern Munich
2017 1st Flag of the Netherlands.svg Lieke Martens Flag of Sweden.svg FC Rosengård
Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona
2nd Flag of the United States.svg Carli Lloyd Flag of the United States.svg Houston Dash
Flag of England.svg Manchester City
3rd Flag of Venezuela.svg Deyna Castellanos Flag of the United States.svg Santa Clarita Blue Heat
2018 1st Flag of Brazil.svg Marta Flag of the United States.svg Orlando Pride
2nd Flag of Germany.svg Dzsenifer Marozsán Flag of France.svg Lyon
3rd Flag of Norway.svg Ada Hegerberg Flag of France.svg Lyon

The Best FIFA Goalkeeper

YearRankPlayerTeam(s)
2016 Not awarded
2017 1st Flag of Italy.svg Gianluigi Buffon Flag of Italy.svg Juventus
2nd Flag of Germany.svg Manuel Neuer Flag of Germany.svg Bayern Munich
3rd Flag of Costa Rica.svg Keylor Navas Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid
2018 1st Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Thibaut Courtois Flag of England.svg Chelsea
Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid
2nd Flag of France.svg Hugo Lloris Flag of England.svg Tottenham Hotspur
3rd Flag of Denmark.svg Kasper Schmeichel Flag of England.svg Leicester City

The Best FIFA Men's Coach

YearRankManagerTeam(s) managed
2016 1st Flag of Italy.svg Claudio Ranieri Flag of England.svg Leicester City
2nd Flag of France.svg Zinedine Zidane Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid
3rd Flag of Portugal.svg Fernando Santos Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal
2017 1st Flag of France.svg Zinedine Zidane Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid
2nd Flag of Italy.svg Antonio Conte Flag of England.svg Chelsea
3rd Flag of Italy.svg Massimiliano Allegri Flag of Italy.svg Juventus
2018 1st Flag of France.svg Didier Deschamps Flag of France.svg France
2nd Flag of France.svg Zinedine Zidane Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid
3rd Flag of Croatia.svg Zlatko Dalić Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia

The Best FIFA Women's Coach

YearRankManagerTeam(s) managed
2016 1st Flag of Germany.svg Silvia Neid Flag of Germany.svg Germany
2nd Flag of the United States.svg Jill Ellis Flag of the United States.svg United States
3rd Flag of Sweden.svg Pia Sundhage Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
2017 1st Flag of the Netherlands.svg Sarina Wiegman Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
2nd Flag of Denmark.svg Nils Nielsen Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark
3rd Flag of France.svg Gérard Prêcheur Flag of France.svg Lyon
2018 1st Flag of France.svg Reynald Pedros Flag of France.svg Lyon
2nd Flag of the Netherlands.svg Sarina Wiegman Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
3rd Flag of Japan.svg Asako Takakura Flag of Japan.svg Japan

FIFA Fair Play Award

YearWinner
2016 Flag of Colombia.svg Atlético Nacional
2017 Flag of Togo.svg Francis Koné
2018 Flag of Germany.svg Lennart Thy

FIFA Puskás Award

YearRankPlayerTeamOpponent
2016 1st Flag of Malaysia.svg Mohd Faiz Subri Flag of Malaysia.svg Penang Flag of Malaysia.svg Pahang
2nd Flag of Brazil.svg Marlone Flag of Brazil.svg Corinthians Flag of Chile.svg Cobresal
3rd Flag of Venezuela.svg Daniuska Rodríguez Flag of Venezuela.svg Venezuela U-17 Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia U-17
2017 1st Flag of France.svg Olivier Giroud Flag of England.svg Arsenal Flag of England.svg Crystal Palace
2nd Flag of South Africa.svg Oscarine Masuluke Flag of South Africa.svg Baroka Flag of South Africa.svg Orlando Pirates
3rd Flag of Venezuela.svg Deyna Castellanos Flag of Venezuela.svg Venezuela Flag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon
2018 1st Flag of Egypt.svg Mohamed Salah Flag of England.svg Liverpool Flag of England.svg Everton
2nd Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid Flag of Italy.svg Juventus
3rd Flag of Uruguay.svg Giorgian De Arrascaeta Flag of Brazil.svg Cruzeiro Flag of Brazil.svg América Mineiro

FIFA Fan Award

YearWinner
2016 Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool supporters
2017 Celtic supporters
2018 Peru supporters

FIFA FIFPro World11

SeasonGoalkeeperDefendersMidfieldersForwards
2016 Flag of Germany.svg Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) Flag of Brazil.svg Marcelo (Real Madrid)
Flag of Spain.svg Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Flag of Spain.svg Gerard Piqué (Barcelona)
Flag of Brazil.svg Dani Alves (Barcelona/Juventus)
Flag of Spain.svg Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Flag of Croatia.svg Luka Modrić (Real Madrid)
Flag of Germany.svg Toni Kroos (Real Madrid)
Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Flag of Uruguay.svg Luis Suárez (Barcelona)
Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2017 Flag of Italy.svg Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus) Flag of Brazil.svg Marcelo (Real Madrid)
Flag of Spain.svg Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Flag of Italy.svg Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus/Milan)
Flag of Brazil.svg Dani Alves (Juventus/Paris Saint-Germain)
Flag of Spain.svg Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
Flag of Croatia.svg Luka Modrić (Real Madrid)
Flag of Germany.svg Toni Kroos (Real Madrid)
Flag of Brazil.svg Neymar (Barcelona/Paris Saint-Germain)
Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2018 Flag of Spain.svg David de Gea (Manchester United) Flag of Brazil.svg Marcelo (Real Madrid)
Flag of Spain.svg Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Flag of France.svg Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid)
Flag of Brazil.svg Dani Alves (Paris Saint-Germain)
Flag of France.svg N'Golo Kanté (Chelsea)
Flag of Croatia.svg Luka Modrić (Real Madrid)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
Flag of Portugal.svg Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Juventus)
Flag of France.svg Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain)
Flag of Argentina.svg Lionel Messi (Barcelona)

Awards by year

The Best FIFA Football Awards 2017 were held on 23 October 2017 in London, England. The ceremony was held at the London Palladium and was hosted by Idris Elba and Layla Anna-Lee. Cristiano Ronaldo, Lieke Martens, Gianluigi Buffon, Zinedine Zidane and Sarina Wiegman were among the award-winners.

The Best FIFA Football Awards 2018 were held on 24 September 2018 in London, England. The selection panels were announced on 4 July 2018.

Awards by name

The Best FIFA Men's Player is an association football award presented annually by the sport's governing body, FIFA, to the world's best men's player. The award is aimed at reviving the FIFA World Player of the Year, which was merged with France Football 's Ballon d'Or in 2010 to become the FIFA Ballon d'Or in a six-year partnership.

The Best FIFA Women's Player is an association football award presented annually by the sport's governing body, FIFA. From 2001 to 2015, the award was known as the FIFA Women's World Player of the Year.

The Best FIFA Goalkeeper is an association football award presented annually by the sport's governing body, FIFA, to the world's best men's goalkeeper.

See also

Ballon dOr annual association football award

The Ballon d'Or is an annual football award presented by France Football. It has been awarded since 1956, although between 2010 and 2015, an agreement was made with FIFA and the award was temporarily merged with the FIFA World Player of the Year, and known as the FIFA Ballon d'Or. However, the partnership ended in 2016 and the award was reversed back to Ballon d'Or, while FIFA also reverted to its own separate annual award.

FIFA Ballon dOr award for association football players

The FIFA Ballon d'Or was an annual association football award presented to the world's best men's player from 2010 to 2015. Awarded jointly by FIFA and France Football, the prize was a merger of the FIFA World Player of the Year award and the Ballon d'Or, the two most prestigious individual honours in world football. The FIFA Ballon d'Or was awarded based on votes from international journalists and national team coaches and captains, who selected the players they deemed to have performed the best in the previous calendar year.

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<i>France Football</i> magazine

France Football is a French weekly magazine containing football news from all over the world. It is one of the most reputable sports publications in Europe, mostly because of its photographic reports, in-depth and exclusive interviews and accurate statistics of the UEFA Champions League matches, and extensive coverage of the European leagues. The magazine was first published in 1946. The headquarters is in Paris.

FIFPro

The Fédération Internationale des Associations de Footballeurs Professionnels, generally referred to as FIFPro, is the worldwide representative organisation for 65,000 professional footballers. FIFPro, with its global headquarters in Hoofddorp, Netherlands, is made up of 63 national players' associations. In addition, there are five candidate members and eight observers.

2010 FIFA Ballon dOr

The 2010 FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala was the inaugural year for FIFA's awards for the top football players and coaches of the year. The gala is a continuation of the FIFA World Player Gala and a result of merging the FIFA Men's World Player of the Year award with the Ballon d'Or, previously presented by the French media to the top men's player in Europe. The awards ceremony took place on 10 January 2011 in Zürich, Switzerland. The three finalists for each category were announced on 6 December 2010.

The UEFA Men's Player of the Year Award is an association football award given to the footballer playing for a football club in Europe that is considered the best in the previous season of both club and national team competition. The award, created in 2011 by UEFA in partnership with European Sports Media (ESM) group, was initially aimed at reviving the European Footballer of the Year Award, which was merged with the FIFA World Player of the Year Award in 2010 to become the FIFA Ballon d'Or. It also replaced the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year award.

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Ada Hegerberg Norwegian footballer

Ada Martine Stolsmo Hegerberg is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a striker for the Division 1 Féminine club Olympique Lyonnais. She has previously played for Kolbotn and Stabæk in Toppserien.

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2012 FIFA Ballon dOr

The 2012 FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala was the third year for FIFA's awards for the top football players and coaches of the year. The awards were given out in Zürich on 7 January 2013., with Lionel Messi winning a record fourth consecutive Ballon d'Or.

The 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala was the fourth year for FIFA's awards for the top football players and coaches of the year. The awards were given out in Zürich on 13 January 2014. The deadline for voting was 15 November 2013 but was extended to 29 November 2013 for the first time in history.

The 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala was the fifth year for FIFA's awards for the top football players and coaches of the year. The awards were given out in Zürich on 12 January 2015.

The 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala was the sixth year for FIFA's awards for the top football players and coaches of the year. The awards were given out in Zürich on 11 January 2016.

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The Ballon d'Or Féminin, also known as the Women's Ballon d'Or, is an association football award presented by France Football that honours the best female association football player. It was first awarded in 2018, with Ada Hegerberg of Norway becoming the inaugural recipient of the award.

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