FIFA Fair Play Award

FIFA Fair Play Award

The FIFA Fair Play Award encompasses many aspects of football and manifests itself in a variety of ways on and off the pitch. It can be in playing by the rules and promoting the Laws of the Game, respecting team-mates, opponents, match officials and/or fans, or acting against discrimination. Simply put, fair play is football in its purest form.

Since 1987, FIFA has recognised exemplary fair play with the FIFA Fair Play Award. The honour is bestowed on a player, coach, team, match official, individual fan or fan group in recognition of exemplary fair play behaviour, either on or off the pitch, such as:

  • Playing by the rules and promoting the Laws of the Game; and/or

  • respecting team-mates, opponents, match officials and/or fans; and/or

  • acting against discrimination.

The winner of the FIFA Fair Play Award will be selected by a panel of experts representing both FIFA and external football stakeholders.

FIFA Fair Play Award

Denmark national team/Danish medical team and staff

The Danish medical team and players responded heroically after Christian Eriksen collapsed in their UEFA EURO 2020 match, giving Eriksen immediate CPR, creating a circle with team-mates to shield the players from cameras and comforting Eriksen's wife.

Claudio Ranieri

As a gesture of goodwill to recently crowned champions Inter Milan, Sampdoria coach Claudio Ranieri, who famously led Leicester City to an unexpected Premier League title in 2016, asked his team to perform a guard of honour ahead of kick-off.

Scott Brown

The Celtic captain touchingly offered Rangers' Glen Kamara support after the latter had been a victim of racist abuse.