The Best FIFA Football Awards™, which will be held for the sixth time on 17 January 2022, is the most recent incarnation of the annual awards events that FIFA has staged since 1991, when the FIFA World Player Gala was founded. These awards, which annually honour the most outstanding members of the world’s most popular sport, not only represent the game’s highest honour for coaches and footballers. They are also a celebration in which football fans are recognised - and play a vital and active part.

The Best incorporates the views of the four pillars of the footballing world. The recipients of the trophies for the top players and coaches in both women’s and men’s football will be determined through a combined voting process involving the captains and head coaches of all national teams around the world, an online ballot of fans and submissions from a select group of more than 300 media representatives as per the Rules of Allocation.