The Best FIFA Football Awards™ – a star-studded night celebrating football’s greatest – will be hosted in Milan, Italy for the first time on 23 September 2019. The world-famous Teatro alla Scala will be the venue where the best of the best in world football will be honoured. Legends of the game from across the globe will gather later this year in the football-mad northern Italian city for the fourth edition of the prestigious event.
The hometown of Inter and AC Milan follows in the footsteps of London, where last year’s event took place. On a glittering night last September, Croatia’s Luka Modrić picked up The Best Men’s Player prize and Brazil’s Marta was crowned The Best Women’s Player. Two French tacticians were also honoured: Didier Deschamps, who guided Les Bleus to 2018 FIFA World Cup™ glory, was named The Best Men’s Coach and Olympique Lyonnais’ Reynald Pedros was awarded the trophy for The Best FIFA Women’s Coach.
Given that it is a FIFA Women’s World Cup™ year, the awards will take on added significance in 2019, especially in the women’s football categories.
FIFA is extremely grateful to the Teatro alla Scala and the Milanese authorities for the unique opportunity to host The Best FIFA Football Awards at such a special venue and in a city steeped in football tradition, where passion for the beautiful game is ingrained in daily life. This will no doubt provide the perfect platform for what will be a truly unforgettable event, with the biggest stars in world football being honoured for their performances in the current season.
Further details on the voting and accreditation processes will follow in due course.