Media Release

Federation Internationale de Football Association

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FIFA and Gillette to announce winner of the Gillette Best Young Player Award

The Gillette Best Young Player Award will be given to recognize the young player (under 21 years old on January 1 of the tournament year) who performed "best" during the 2006 FIFA World Cup™.

The winner will be selected by the Technical Study Group of the world governing body of football, led by Holger Osieck, the Director of FIFA's Technical Development section, who will review and select the best young player based on a range of factors, including:

  • Exceptional skills Youthful and refreshing playing style Creativity and inspiration Tactical maturity and efficiency Fan recognition as a result of entertaining performances Role models for young players Positive attitude - FAIR PLAY

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