The Best FIFA Football Awards™

The Best FIFA Football Awards™

Monday 23 September 2019, Milan

The Best FIFA Women's Coach

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The ten-person shortlist for The Best FIFA Women’s Coach 2019 award - based on their respective achievements during the period from 25 May 2018 to 7 July 2019 inclusive - was compiled by a panel of experts in women’s football.

Voting to decide the winner took place from 31 July to 19 August 2019 and was equally weighted between fans, journalists, national team coaches and captains.

The three finalists for each award were revealed in an event at the San Siro stadium in Milan on Monday 2 September, with all award winners revealed at The Best FIFA Football Awards show in Milan on 23 September.

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The Finalists
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Jill Ellis
Jill Ellis

USA NATIONAL TEAM

Won her second Women’s World Cup, back-to-back

Became first coach to win two Women’s World Cup titles

Her side scored 26 (average: 3.7gpg) and conceded just three (average: 0.4gpg) en route to title

Jill Ellis
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Phil Neville
Phil Neville

ENGLAND NATIONAL TEAM

Led side to fourth place at Women’s World Cup

Oversaw impressive wins again Japan and Norway at France 2019

Won SheBelieves Cup

Phil Neville
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Sarina Wiegman
Sarina Wiegman

NETHERLANDS NATIONAL TEAM

Led side to first Women’s World Cup Final

Achieved feat in nation’s second participation at global finals

Oversaw impressive wins against Sweden, Japan and Canada at France 2019

Sarina Wiegman
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The other candidates

ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM

Led her team to first Women’s World Cup in two decades

Reached World Cup quarter-finals for first time since 1991

Masterminded impressive victories over Australia and China PR

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SWEDEN NATIONAL TEAM

Secured bronze medal at Women’s World Cup

Team’s best finish since 2011

Oversaw impressive wins against Canada and Germany

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JAPAN U-20 NATIONAL TEAM

Won U-20 Women’s World Cup

His country’s first ever World Cup victory at this age level

Side conceded just two goals en route to victory

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SPAIN U-17 NATIONAL TEAM

Won U-17 Women’s World Cup

Won UEFA Women’s U-17 Championship

Masterminded impressive wins against Korea DPR, Colombia and Mexico

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ARSENAL

Won FA Women’s Super League

Named LMA WSL Manager of the Year

Side conceded just 13 goals in 20 league games – scoring 70 (average 3.5gpg)

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LYON

Won treble of league, cup and UEFA Women’s Champions League

Side scored 89 goals (average: 4gpg), conceding just six (average: 0.27gpg) in 22 league games

Side scored 33 goals in nine games en route to UWCL victory

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NORTH CAROLINA COURAGE

Won the 2018 NWSL

Lifted the inaugural Women’s International Champions Cup

Named 2018 NWSL Coach of the Year

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