The Best FIFA Football Awards™

The Best FIFA Football Awards™

Monday 23 September 2019, Milan

The Best FIFA Football Awards: All you need to know

A general view inside the auditorium as Idris Elba speaks
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The Best FIFA Football Awards™ will be held for the fourth time on 23 September 2019, 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 2018/19 season.

The event:

The Best FIFA Football Awards

The date:

23 September 2019

The awards:

The Best FIFA Men’s Player of 2019
The Best FIFA Women’s Player of 2019
The Best FIFA Male Coach of 2019
The Best FIFA Female Coach of 2019
The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper of 2019
The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper of 2019
The 2019 FIFA Puskás Award
The 2019 FIFA Fair Play Award
The 2019 FIFA Fan Award
The 2019 Men’s FIFA FIFPro World11
The 2019 Women’s FIFA FIFPro World11

A view of The Best FIFA Football Awards trophy.
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The process:

The contenders for The Best FIFA Men’s and Women’s Players, and The Best FIFA Male and Female Coaches will be revealed in late July. The shortlists will be trimmed to three finalists in each of these categories at a later date.

The ten goals in contention for the 2019 FIFA Puskás Award - as chosen by a panel of experts – will be announced in August, with a vote kicking off on FIFA.com to determine the final three candidates – one of whom will succeed 2018’s winner Mohamed Salah. The nominees for the FIFA Fan Award will also be revealed, with voting on FIFA.com beginning at the same time.

The players nominated for both the FIFA/FIFPro Men’s and Women’s World11 will be revealed at a later date.

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 male awards. Likewise, another expert panel will compile a list of ten players and ten coaches for the two female awards.

The award winners 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.

In deliberating over the 2019 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 2018/19 season. FIFA.com users will be able to vote online for their favourite fan moment and ultimately decide the winner of the 2019 FIFA Fan Award.

The 2019 FIFA Fair Play Award will be decided by a panel of football experts and will be presented on stage on 23 September at The Best FIFA Football Awards.