The Best FIFA Football Awards add two more honours for 2019
Both will recognise excellence in women's football
This year's ceremony to be held in Milan on 23 September
When world football’s top performers convene in Milan on 23 September for The Best FIFA Football Awards, there will be two brand-new accolades up for grabs: The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper will be honoured, as will the members of the FIFA FIFPro Women’s World11.
“FIFA is certain that France will host a groundbreaking edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup this year, so I cannot think of a better moment to introduce these new awards. It is yet another step in the right direction to raise the profile of women’s football,” said Zvonimir Boban, FIFA’s Deputy Secretary General (Football).
The coronation of The Best of the season will be held at Milan’s historic Teatro alla Scala, where the football world will get to know the winners in 11 categories in total:
The Best FIFA Men’s Player
The Best FIFA Women’s Player
The Best FIFA Men’s Coach
The Best FIFA Women’s Coach
The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper
The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper*
FIFA FIFPro Men’s World11
FIFA FIFPro Women’s World11*
The FIFA Puskás Award
The FIFA Fair Play Award
The FIFA Fan Award
*Awarded for the first time
More details about the voting procedure for The Best FIFA Football Awards 2019 − including key release dates and the rules of allocation for each award − will be made available over the course of the upcoming weeks, as will information about media accreditation.
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