The Best FIFA Football Awards™ will be held for the second time on 23 October 2017, 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 2016/17 season.
The Best FIFA Football Awards
23 October 2017
The Best FIFA Men’s Player of 2017
The Best FIFA Women’s Player of 2017
The Best FIFA Men’s Coach of 2017
The Best FIFA Women’s Coach of 2017
The Best FIFA Goalkeeper of 2017
The 2017 FIFA Puskás Award
The 2017 FIFA Fair Play Award
The 2017 FIFA Fan Award
The 2017 FIFA/FIFPro World11
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 on 17 August.
In mid-September the top three goals in contention for the 2017 FIFA Puskás Award - as voted for by FIFA.com users from a ten-goal shortlist – will be announced. At that time the final shortlists for all the awards will also be shared.
The 55 players nominated for the FIFA/FIFpro World11 will be revealed at a later date. As a FIFA.com user, you had the chance to win exclusive prizes by predicting which players would make the next FIFA/FIFPro World11.
You can keep up with all the reaction from The Best FIFA Football Awards on all FIFA’s digital platforms: FIFA.com, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
The FIFA Football Committee drew up lists of 23 players and ten coaches for the two men’s awards. Likewise, the Committee for Women’s Football and the FIFA Women’s World Cup compiled a list of ten players and ten coaches for the two women’s awards.
The awards for the aforementioned categories were chosen by an international jury consisting of national team captains, national coaches, members of the media and, for the first time ever, football fans. Each of these four groups of voters (coaches, captains, media, fans) accounted for 25 per cent of the total vote.
In deliberating over the 2017 FIFA Fan Award, a panel of experts picked out the three most spectacular and emotional moments witnessed in football stands around the globe in the 2016/17 season. FIFA.com users will be able to vote online for their favourite fan moment and ultimately decide the winner of the 2017 FIFA Fan Award.
The 2017 FIFA Fair Play Award will be decided by a panel of football experts and will be presented on stage on 23 October at The Best FIFA Football Awards.