FIFA Women's World Cup awards

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At the end of each FIFA Women's World Cup final tournament, several awards are presented to the players and teams which have distinguished themselves in various aspects of the game.[1]

Awards[edit]

There are currently six awards:

  • the Golden Ball (currently commercially termed "adidas Golden Ball") for best player;
  • the Golden Boot (also known as the Golden Shoe, commercially termed "adidas Golden Shoe") was first awarded in 1991 for top goal scorer;
  • the Golden Glove Award for best goalkeeper (first awarded in 2011);
  • the Best Young Player Award (currently commercially termed "Hyundai Best Young Player Award") for the best player under 21 years of age at the start of the calendar year (first awarded in 2011);
  • the FIFA Fair Play Award for the team with the best record of fair play (first awarded in 1991);
  • An All-Star Team (at one time commercially termed "Mastercard All-Star Team") comprising the best players of the tournament has been announced for each tournament since 1999.

Goal of the Tournament and Dream Team awards are also voted on by fans after the conclusion of the tournament, beginning in 2015.

One award is now defunct:

  • The Most Entertaining Team award for the team that entertained the public the most during the World Cup final tournament, as determined by a poll of the general public, was presented in 2003 and 2007.

Golden Ball[edit]

The Golden Ball award is presented to the best player at each FIFA World Cup final, with a shortlist drawn up by the FIFA technical committee and the winner voted for by representatives of the media. Those who finish as runners-up in the vote receive the Silver Ball and Bronze Ball awards as the second and third most outstanding players in the tournament respectively.[2]

World Cup Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
1991 China United States Carin Jennings United States Michelle Akers Norway Linda Medalen
1995 Sweden Norway Hege Riise Norway Gro Espeseth Norway Ann-Kristin Aarønes
1999 United States China Sun Wen Brazil Sissi United States Michelle Akers
2003 United States Germany Birgit Prinz Sweden Victoria Svensson Germany Maren Meinert
2007 China Brazil Marta Germany Birgit Prinz Brazil Cristiane
2011 Germany Japan Homare Sawa United States Abby Wambach United States Hope Solo
2015 Canada United States Carli Lloyd France Amandine Henry Japan Aya Miyama

Golden Boot[edit]

The Golden Boot or Golden Shoe Award goes to the top goalscorer of the FIFA World Cup. It was introduced at the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup.

If more than one player finishes the tournament with the same number of goals, the tie goes to the player who has contributed the most assists (with the FIFA Technical Study Group deciding whether an assist is to be counted as such). If there is still a tie, the award goes to the player who has played the least amount of time.

World Cup Golden Shoe Goals Silver Shoe Goals Bronze Shoe Goals
1991 China United States Michelle Akers 10 Germany Heidi Mohr 7 Norway Linda Medalen
United States Carin Jennings
6
1995 Sweden Norway Ann-Kristin Aarønes 6 Norway Hege Riise 5 China Shi Guihong 3
1999 United States China Sun Wen
Brazil Sissi
7 Norway Ann-Kristin Aarønes 4
2003 United States Germany Birgit Prinz 7 Germany Maren Meinert 4 Brazil Kátia 4
2007 China Brazil Marta 7 United States Abby Wambach 6 Norway Ragnhild Gulbrandsen 6
2011 Germany Japan Homare Sawa 5 Brazil Marta 4 United States Abby Wambach 4
2015 Canada Germany Célia Šašić 6 United States Carli Lloyd 6 Germany Anja Mittag 5

Golden Glove and Best Goalkeeper[edit]

Since 2011, the Golden Glove Award recognizes the best goalkeeper of the tournament. In 2007, a Best Goalkeeper award was given, and in 1999 and 2003, one or more goalkeepers were named to an All-Star Team. The FIFA Technical Study Group recognises the top goalkeeper of the tournament based on the player's performance throughout the final competition. Although goalkeepers have this specific award for their position, they are eligible for the Golden Ball as well.

World Cup BG / Golden Glove Award
1999 USA China Gao Hong

United States Briana Scurry

2003 USA Germany Silke Rottenberg
2007 China Germany Nadine Angerer
2011 Germany United States Hope Solo
2015 Canada United States Hope Solo

Best Young Player Award[edit]

The Best Young Player Award is given to the best player in the tournament who is at most 21 years old. For the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup this meant that the player had to have been born on or after 1 January 1994. The FIFA Technical Study Group recognises the Best Young Player of the tournament based on the player's performances throughout the final competition.

World Cup Best Young Player Award Age
2011 Germany Australia Caitlin Foord 16
2015 Canada Canada Kadeisha Buchanan 19

FIFA Fair Play Award[edit]

The FIFA Fair Play Award is given to the team with the best record of fair play during the World Cup final tournament. Only teams that qualified for the second round are considered. The winners of this award earn the FIFA Fair Play Trophy, a diploma, a fair play medal for each player and official, and $50,000 worth of football equipment to be used for youth development.

World Cup FIFA Fair Play Trophy Winners
1991 China Germany Germany
1995 Sweden Sweden Sweden
1999 United States China China PR
2003 United States China China PR
2007 China Norway Norway
2011 Germany Japan Japan
2015 Canada France France

All-Star Team[edit]

World Cup Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards
1999 United States

China Gao Hong
United States Briana Scurry

China Wang Liping
China Wen Lirong
Germany Doris Fitschen
United States Brandi Chastain
United States Carla Overbeck

Brazil Sissi
China Liu Ailing
China Zhao Lihong
Germany Bettina Wiegmann
United States Michelle Akers

China Jin Yan
China Sun Wen
Norway Ann Kristin Aarønes
United States Mia Hamm

2003 United States

Germany Silke Rottenberg

China Wang Liping
Germany Sandra Minnert
United States Joy Fawcett

Germany Bettina Wiegmann
Sweden Malin Moström
United States Shannon Boxx

Canada Charmaine Hooper
Germany Maren Meinert
Germany Birgit Prinz
Sweden Victoria Svensson

2007 China

Germany Nadine Angerer
Norway Bente Nordby

Germany Ariane Hingst
China Li Jie
Norway Ane Stangeland Horpestad
Germany Kerstin Stegemann

Brazil Daniela
Brazil Formiga
England Kelly Smith
Germany Renate Lingor
Norway Ingvild Stensland
United States Kristine Lilly

Australia Lisa De Vanna
Brazil Marta
Brazil Cristiane
Germany Birgit Prinz

2011 Germany

United States Hope Solo
Japan Ayumi Kaihori

Australia Elise Kellond-Knight
Brazil Erika
England Alex Scott
France Sonia Bompastor
France Laura Georges
Germany Saskia Bartusiak

England Jill Scott
Equatorial Guinea Genoveva Añonma
France Louisa Necib
Japan Aya Miyama
Japan Shinobu Ohno
Japan Homare Sawa
Germany Kerstin Garefrekes
Sweden Caroline Seger
United States Shannon Boxx
United States Lauren Cheney

Brazil Marta
Sweden Lotta Schelin
United States Abby Wambach

2015 Canada

England Karen Bardsley
Germany Nadine Angerer
United States Hope Solo

Canada Kadeisha Buchanan
England Lucy Bronze
England Steph Houghton
France Wendie Renard
Japan Saori Ariyoshi
United States Julie Johnston
United States Meghan Klingenberg

Australia Elise Kellond-Knight
France Amandine Henry
France Eugénie Le Sommer
Japan Aya Miyama
Japan Mizuho Sakaguchi
Japan Rumi Utsugi
United States Carli Lloyd
United States Megan Rapinoe

Australia Lisa De Vanna
France Élodie Thomis
Germany Anja Mittag
Germany Célia Šašić
Switzerland Ramona Bachmann

Dream Team[edit]

World Cup Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards Manager
2015 Canada

United States Hope Solo

Canada Kadeisha Buchanan
France Wendie Renard
United States Julie Johnston
United States Ali Krieger

Japan Aya Miyama
United States Carli Lloyd
United States Megan Rapinoe

Germany Anja Mittag
Germany Célia Šašić
United States Alex Morgan

Germany Silvia Neid

Goal of the Tournament[edit]

World Cup Winner Details
2015 Canada United States Carli Lloyd[3] Lloyd's third goal in the final, scored from the midfield line

Most Entertaining Team Award[edit]

World Cup Most Entertaining Team Award
2003 USA Germany Germany
2007 China Brazil Brazil

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tournaments". FIFA. Archived from the original on 31 December 2013. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  2. ^ "adidas Golden Ball - FIFA Women's World Cup Final". FIFA. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Lloyd adds Goal of the Tournament to her haul". FIFA. Retrieved 16 July 2015.

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