Ever since 2001, the Presidential Award has been bestowed upon a person or institution that has made a superlative contribution to football without seeking to monopolise the limelight. The Presidential Award may be conferred in honour of one special event or a lifetime of service, or for an exemplary attitude. In recognition of his exemplary record of service to sport, Japanese journalist Hiroshi Kagawa was presented with the FIFA Presidential Award 2014 at the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014 Gala.