The Best FIFA Football Awards 2017

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The Best FIFA Football Awards 2017
Date23 October 2017 (2017-10-23)
LocationLondon Palladium, London, England
Presented byFIFA
Hosted byIdris Elba and Layla Anna-Lee
Highlights
The Best FIFA PlayerMen's:
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo
Women's:
Netherlands Lieke Martens
The Best FIFA CoachMen's:
France Zinedine Zidane
Women's:
Netherlands Sarina Wiegman
The Best FIFA GoalkeeperItaly Gianluigi Buffon
FIFA Puskás AwardFrance Olivier Giroud
Websitefifa.com

The Best FIFA Football Awards 2017 were held on 23 October 2017 in London, England.[1] The ceremony was held at the London Palladium and was hosted by Idris Elba[2][3] and Layla Anna-Lee.[4] Cristiano Ronaldo, Lieke Martens, Gianluigi Buffon, Zinedine Zidane and Sarina Wiegman were among the award-winners.

Winners and nominees[edit]

The Best FIFA Men's Player[edit]

A panel of experts on men's football representing various FIFA and external football stakeholders compiled a shortlist of 24 male players for The Best FIFA Men's Player. The 24 candidates were announced on 17 August.[5] The three finalists were announced on 22 September 2017.[6]

Cristiano Ronaldo won the award with over 43% of the vote.[7][8][9]

The selection criteria for the men's players of the year were: sporting performance, as well as general conduct on and off the pitch from 20 November 2016 to 2 July 2017.

Rank Name Club(s) played for National team Percent
The finalists
1 Cristiano Ronaldo Spain Real Madrid  Portugal 43.16%
2 Lionel Messi Spain Barcelona  Argentina 19.25%
3 Neymar  Brazil 6.97%
Other candidates
4 Gianluigi Buffon Italy Juventus  Italy 6.82%
5 Sergio Ramos Spain Real Madrid  Spain 3.34%
6 Luka Modrić Spain Real Madrid  Croatia 3.33%
7 Toni Kroos Spain Real Madrid  Germany 2.70%
8 Marcelo Spain Real Madrid  Brazil 2.09%
9 N'Golo Kanté England Chelsea  France 1.35%
10 Luis Suárez Spain Barcelona  Uruguay 1.19%
11 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Germany Borussia Dortmund  Gabon 1.10%
12 Paulo Dybala Italy Juventus  Argentina 1.07%
13 Eden Hazard England Chelsea  Belgium 1.03%
14 Zlatan Ibrahimović England Manchester United  Sweden 0.82%
15 Andrés Iniesta Spain Barcelona  Spain 0.82%
16 Robert Lewandowski Germany Bayern Munich  Poland 0.77%
17 Antoine Griezmann Spain Atlético Madrid  France 0.67%
18 Dani Carvajal Spain Real Madrid  Spain 0.62%
19 Manuel Neuer Germany Bayern Munich  Germany 0.58%
20 Keylor Navas Spain Real Madrid  Costa Rica 0.56%
21 Arturo Vidal Germany Bayern Munich  Chile 0.51%
22 Leonardo Bonucci  Italy 0.47%
23 Alexis Sánchez England Arsenal  Chile 0.45%
24 Harry Kane England Tottenham Hotspur  England 0.33%

The Best FIFA Goalkeeper[edit]

A panel of experts on football representing various FIFA and external football stakeholders compiled a shortlist of three goalkeepers for The Best FIFA Goalkeeper.

Gianluigi Buffon won the award with over 42% of the vote.[7][10]

The selection criteria for the men's football coaches of the year were: the best goalkeeper, regardless of championship or nationality, for his achievements during the period from 20 November 2016 to 2 July 2017 inclusive.[11]

Rank Name Club(s) played for National team Percent
The finalists
1 Gianluigi Buffon Italy Juventus  Italy 42.42%
2 Manuel Neuer Germany Bayern Munich  Germany 32.32%
3 Keylor Navas Spain Real Madrid  Costa Rica 10.10%
Other candidates
4 Thibaut Courtois England Chelsea  Belgium 9.09%
5 Hugo Lloris England Tottenham Hotspur  France 3.03%
6 Jan Oblak Spain Atlético Madrid  Slovenia 2.02%
7 Marc-André ter Stegen Spain Barcelona  Germany 1.01%
8 Alisson Italy Roma  Brazil 0.01%
9 Alireza Beiranvand Iran Persepolis  Iran 0.0%
Alfonso Blanco Mexico Pachuca  Mexico
Claudio Bravo England Manchester City  Chile
Gianluigi Donnarumma Italy Milan  Italy
Ederson Portugal Benfica
England Manchester City
 Brazil
Fabrice Ondoa Spain Sevilla Atlético  Cameroon
Danijel Subašić France Monaco  Croatia

The Best FIFA Men's Coach[edit]

A panel of experts on men's football representing various FIFA and external football stakeholders compiled a shortlist of twelve men's football coaches for The Best FIFA Men's Coach. The twelve candidates were announced on 17 August.[12] The three finalists were announced on 22 September 2017.[6]

Zinedine Zidane won the award with over 46% of the vote.[7][8]

The selection criteria for the men's football coaches of the year were: performance and general behaviour of their teams on and off the pitch from 20 November 2016 to 2 July 2017.

Rank Name Teams(s) managed Percent
The finalists
1 France Zinedine Zidane Spain Real Madrid 46.22%
2 Italy Antonio Conte England Chelsea 11.62%
3 Italy Massimiliano Allegri Italy Juventus 8.78%
Other candidates
4 Germany Joachim Löw  Germany 7.40%
5 Portugal José Mourinho England Manchester United 5.28%
6 Portugal Leonardo Jardim France Monaco 4.84%
7 Italy Carlo Ancelotti Germany Bayern Munich 3.62%
8 Spain Pep Guardiola England Manchester City 2.88%
9 Brazil Tite  Brazil 2.87%
10 Argentina Diego Simeone Spain Atlético Madrid 2.77%
11 Spain Luis Enrique Spain Barcelona 2.00%
12 Argentina Mauricio Pochettino England Tottenham Hotspur 1.72%

The Best FIFA Women's Player[edit]

A panel of experts on women's football representing each of the six confederations selected a shortlist of ten female players for The Best FIFA Women's Player. The 10 candidates were announced on 17 August.[13] The three finalists were announced on 22 September 2017.[6]

Lieke Martens won the award with nearly 22% of the vote.[7][8]

The selection criteria for the women's players of the year were: sporting performance, as well as general conduct on and off the pitch from 20 November 2016 to 6 August 2017.

Rank Name Club(s) played for National team Percent
The finalists
1 Lieke Martens  Netherlands 21.72%
2 Carli Lloyd  United States 16.28%
3 Deyna Castellanos United States Santa Clarita Blue Heat  Venezuela 11.69%
Other candidates
4 Dzsenifer Marozsán France Lyon  Germany 11.47%
5 Pernille Harder  Denmark 11.06%
6 Vivianne Miedema  Netherlands 6.28%
7 Wendie Renard France Lyon  France 5.79%
8 Jodie Taylor England Arsenal  England 5.79%
9 Lucy Bronze England Manchester City  England 5.04%
10 Samantha Kerr  Australia 4.88%

The Best FIFA Women's Coach[edit]

A panel of experts on women's football representing each of the six confederations selected a shortlist of ten women's football coaches for The Best FIFA Women's Coach. The 10 candidates were announced on 17 August.[14] The three finalists were announced on 22 September 2017.[6]

Sarina Wiegman won the award with over 36% of the vote.[7][8]

The selection criteria for the women's football coaches of the year were: performance and general behaviour of their teams on and off the pitch from 20 November 2016 to 6 August 2017.

Rank Name Teams(s) managed Percent
The finalists
1 Netherlands Sarina Wiegman  Netherlands 36.24%
2 Denmark Nils Nielsen  Denmark 12.64%
3 France Gérard Prêcheur France Lyon 9.37%
Other candidates
4 England Emma Hayes England Chelsea 8.63%
5 Germany Ralf Kellermann Germany VfL Wolfsburg 6.94%
6 Nigeria Florence Omagbemi  Nigeria 6.77%
7 France Olivier Echouafni  France 5.21%
8 Austria Dominik Thalhammer  Austria 5.20%
9 Spain Xavi Llorens Spain Barcelona 4.74%
10 North Korea Hwang Yong-Bong 4.26%

FIFA Fair Play Award[edit]

The award is bestowed on a player, a coach, a team, a match official, an individual fan or a fan group in recognition of exemplary fair play either on the pitch or in relation to an official football match during November 2016 to August 2017. The award was given to the most outstanding ”fair-play” gesture/behaviour of the year (an act of fair play either on the pitch or in relation to an official football match — which could also include any amateur league).

Winner Reason
Togo Francis Koné Saved the life of an opponent by administering on-pitch first aid after a collision.

FIFA Puskás Award[edit]

The shortlist was announced on 22 September 2017.[6] The three finalists were announced on 9 October 2017.[15]

Olivier Giroud won the award with over 36% of the vote.[7]

Rank Player Match Competition Date Percent
The finalists
1 France Olivier Giroud ArsenalCrystal Palace 2016–17 Premier League 1 January 2017 36.17%
2 South Africa Oscarine Masuluke BarokaOrlando Pirates 2016–17 South African Premier Division 30 November 2016 27.48%
3 Venezuela Deyna Castellanos VenezuelaCameroon 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 24 October 2016 20.47%
Other candidates
Ghana Kevin-Prince Boateng VillarrealLas Palmas 2016–17 La Liga 23 October 2016 15.88%
Argentina Alejandro Camargo Universidad de ConcepciónO'Higgins 2016 Apertura Chilean Primera División 4 December 2016
France Moussa Dembélé St JohnstoneCeltic 2016–17 Scottish Premiership 5 February 2017
Colombia Avilés Hurtado AtlasTijuana 2017 Clausura Liga MX 1 March 2017
Croatia Mario Mandžukić JuventusReal Madrid 2016–17 UEFA Champions League 3 June 2017
Serbia Nemanja Matić ChelseaTottenham Hotspur 2016–17 FA Cup 23 April 2017
Spain Jordi Mboula BarcelonaBorussia Dortmund 2016–17 UEFA Youth League 22 February 2017

FIFA Fan Award[edit]

The award celebrates the best fan moment of November 2016 to August 2017, regardless of championship, gender or nationality.

The three nominees were announced on 22 September 2017.[6]

Celtic supporters won the award with nearly 56% of the vote.[7]

Rank Fans Match Competition Date Percent
1 Celtic supporters CelticHeart of Midlothian 2016–17 Scottish Premiership 21 May 2017 55.92%
2 Borussia Dortmund supporters Borussia DortmundMonaco 2016–17 UEFA Champions League 11–12 April 2017 36.20%
3 Copenhagen supporters CopenhagenBrøndby 2016–17 Danish Cup 25 May 2017 7.88%

FIFA FIFPro World11[edit]

The 55–player men's shortlist was announced on 20 September 2017.[16]

The players chosen included Gianluigi Buffon as goalkeeper, Dani Alves, Leonardo Bonucci, Sergio Ramos, and Marcelo as defenders, Luka Modrić, Toni Kroos, and Andrés Iniesta as midfielders, and Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Neymar as forwards.[17]

Name Club(s)
Goalkeeper
Italy Gianluigi Buffon Italy Juventus
Defenders
Brazil Dani Alves
Italy Leonardo Bonucci
Spain Sergio Ramos Spain Real Madrid
Brazil Marcelo Spain Real Madrid
Midfielders
Croatia Luka Modrić Spain Real Madrid
Germany Toni Kroos Spain Real Madrid
Spain Andrés Iniesta Spain Barcelona
Forwards
Argentina Lionel Messi Spain Barcelona
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Spain Real Madrid
Brazil Neymar
Second Team[18]
Name Club(s)
Goalkeeper
Germany Manuel Neuer Germany Bayern Munich
Defenders
Spain Dani Carvajal Spain Real Madrid
Italy Giorgio Chiellini Italy Juventus
Spain Gerard Piqué Spain Barcelona
Brazil Thiago Silva France Paris Saint-Germain
Midfielders
Spain Isco Spain Real Madrid
France N'Golo Kanté England Chelsea
France Paul Pogba England Manchester United
Forwards
Argentina Paulo Dybala Italy Juventus
Poland Robert Lewandowski Germany Bayern Munich
Uruguay Luis Suárez Spain Barcelona
Third Team[18]
Name Club(s)
Goalkeeper
Spain David de Gea England Manchester United
Defenders
Germany Jérôme Boateng Germany Bayern Munich
Germany Mats Hummels Germany Bayern Munich
Brazil David Luiz England Chelsea
France Raphaël Varane Spain Real Madrid
Midfielders
Spain Sergio Busquets Spain Barcelona
Brazil Casemiro Spain Real Madrid
Italy Marco Verratti France Paris Saint-Germain
Forwards
France Karim Benzema Spain Real Madrid
Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović England Manchester United
France Kylian Mbappé
Fourth Team[18]
Name Club(s)
Goalkeeper
Costa Rica Keylor Navas Spain Real Madrid
Defenders
Austria David Alaba Germany Bayern Munich
Spain Jordi Alba Spain Barcelona
Uruguay Diego Godín Spain Atlético Madrid
Germany Philipp Lahm Germany Bayern Munich
Midfielders
Brazil Philippe Coutinho England Liverpool
Belgium Eden Hazard England Chelsea
Chile Arturo Vidal Germany Bayern Munich
Forwards
France Antoine Griezmann Spain Atlético Madrid
Belgium Romelu Lukaku
Chile Alexis Sánchez England Arsenal
Fifth Team[18]
Name Club(s)
Goalkeeper
Slovenia Jan Oblak Spain Atlético Madrid
Defenders
Argentina Javier Mascherano Spain Barcelona
Portugal Pepe
France Samuel Umtiti Spain Barcelona
Ecuador Antonio Valencia England Manchester United
Midfielders
Spain Thiago Alcântara Germany Bayern Munich
Serbia Nemanja Matić
Germany Mesut Özil England Arsenal
Forwards
Wales Gareth Bale Spain Real Madrid
Uruguay Edinson Cavani France Paris Saint-Germain
England Harry Kane England Tottenham Hotspur

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