Brazil take individual awards, Greece the Fair Play prize
Not content with winning their second FIFA Confederations Cup trophy, the victorious Brazilians picked up both individual awards too.
The adidas Golden Shoe Award is presented to the top goal scorer of each FIFA tournament. Where two players are level on number of goals scored, the player with the greater number of assists will receive the award. The experts of the FIFA Technical Study Group decide whether an assist is to be counted. The players coming in second and third place receive the adidas Silver Shoe Award and adidas Bronze Shoe Award respectively.
Adriano took the adidas Golden Shoe in the FIFA Confederations Cup 2005 with five goals after his brace in the final against Argentina. In second place with the adidas Silver Shoe was Michael Ballack with four goals and one assist his extra-time winner in the play-off for third place taking him above Australia's John Aloisi. Both scored four goals in the competition, but Ballack's assist against the Socceroos lifted him into second place.
The adidas Golden Ball is given to the most outstanding player of the tournament, as selected by accredited members of the media. Here again, Brazil's powerful forward took the prize, scoring 368 points, 55 more than Argentina's Juan Riquelme in second. Germany skipper Ballack took the adidas bronze ball in third place with 165 points.
The FIFA Fair Play trophy is awarded after FIFA's Technical Study Group calculates a Fair Play assessment score after each match based on an appraisal of the teams' conduct, positive play, respect towards the opposing team and match officials, behaviour of the team officials, etc, with a deduction resulting from any yellow or red cards received during the match. The winners for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2005 were Greece. FIFA awarded the Otto Rehhagel's side medals, diplomas and a USD 10,000 voucher for adidas equipment to be used exclusively for youth team development in their association.