The Best FIFA Football Awards™

Monday 24 September 2018, London

The Best FIFA Football Awards: All you need to know

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The Best FIFA Football Awards™ will be held for the third time on 24 September 2018, the latest incarnation of the annual awards events that FIFA has staged since 1991, when the FIFA World Player Gala was founded. FIFA.com has all the details on this new event, which celebrates the very best of the 2017/18 season.

The event:
The Best FIFA Football Awards

The date:
24 September 2018

The awards:
The Best FIFA Men’s Player of 2018
The Best FIFA Women’s Player of 2018
The Best FIFA Men’s Coach of 2018
The Best FIFA Women’s Coach of 2018
The Best FIFA Goalkeeper of 2018
The 2018 FIFA Puskás Award
The 2018 FIFA Fair Play Award
The 2018 FIFA Fan Award
The 2018 FIFA/FIFPro World11

The process:
The contenders for The Best FIFA Men’s and Women’s Players, and The Best FIFA Men’s and Women’s Coaches will be revealed in late July.

In September, the ten goals in contention for the 2018 FIFA Puskás Award - as chosen by a panel of experts – will be announced, with a vote kicking off on FIFA.com to determine the successor to 2017's winner Olivier Giroud.

The 55 players nominated for the FIFA/FIFPro World11 will be revealed at a later date. As a FIFA.com user, you will have the chance to win exclusive prizes by predicting which players will make the next FIFA/FIFPro World11.

You can keep up with all the build-up to The Best FIFA Football Awards on all FIFA’s digital platforms: FIFA.com, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

The lists:
A group of FIFA Legends will draw up lists of ten players and ten coaches for the two men’s awards. Likewise, another expert panel will compile a list of ten players and ten coaches for the two women’s awards.

The awards for the aforementioned categories will be chosen by an international jury consisting of national team captains, national coaches, members of the media and football fans. Each of these four groups of voters (coaches, captains, media, fans) will account for 25 per cent of the total vote.

In deliberating over the 2018 FIFA Fan Award, a panel of experts will pick out the three most spectacular and emotional moments witnessed in football stands around the globe in the 2017/18 season. FIFA.com users will be able to vote online for their favourite fan moment and ultimately decide the winner of the 2018 FIFA Fan Award.

The 2018 FIFA Fair Play Award will be decided by a panel of football experts and will be presented on stage on 24 September at The Best FIFA Football Awards.