The Best FIFA Football Awards™

The Best FIFA Football Awards™

Thursday 17 December 2020

FIFA Fair Play Award

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FIFA Fair Play Award winner Mattia Agnese is quite literally a life-saver. Still just 17, this aspiring footballer was honoured for an act of quick-thinking bravery in administering critical first aid to an opponent who lost consciousness following an on-field collision.

Agnese, who learned his life-saving manoeuvres from watching first aid videos on YouTube, was recognised for his selfless actions with a place in the Italian Football Hall of Fame. Now he has collected an even more prestigious prize.

Perhaps best of all, he has also become friends with the opponent he saved, having made contact and struck up a bond after the latter made a full recovery.