The Best FIFA Football Awards 2019

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The Best FIFA Football Awards 2019
Date23 September 2019 (2019-09-23)
LocationTeatro alla Scala, Milan, Italy
Presented byFIFA
Hosted byRuud Gullit and Ilaria D'Amico
Highlights
The Best FIFA PlayerMen's:
Argentina Lionel Messi
Women's:
United States Megan Rapinoe
The Best FIFA CoachMen's:
Germany Jürgen Klopp
Women's:
England Jill Ellis
The Best FIFA GoalkeeperMen's:
Brazil Alisson
Women's:
Netherlands Sari van Veenendaal
FIFA Puskás AwardHungary Dániel Zsóri
Websitefifa.com

The Best FIFA Football Awards 2019 were held on 23 September 2019 at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy.[1]

Winners and nominees[edit]

The Best FIFA Men's Player[edit]

Ten players were shortlisted on 31 July 2019.[2] The three finalists were revealed on 2 September 2019.[3]

Lionel Messi won the award with 46 rank points.[4][5][6][7]

The selection criteria for the men's players of the year was: respective achievements during the period from 16 July 2018 to 19 July 2019.


Rank Name Club(s) played for National team Points
The finalists
1 Lionel Messi Spain Barcelona  Argentina 46
2 Virgil van Dijk England Liverpool  Netherlands 38
3 Cristiano Ronaldo Italy Juventus  Portugal 36
Other candidates
4 Mohamed Salah England Liverpool  Egypt 26
5 Sadio Mané England Liverpool  Senegal 23
6 Kylian Mbappé France Paris Saint-Germain  France 17
7 Frenkie de Jong  Netherlands 16
8 Eden Hazard  Belgium 16
9 Matthijs de Ligt  Netherlands 9
10 Harry Kane England Tottenham Hotspur  England 5

The Best FIFA Men's Goalkeeper[edit]

The three finalists were announced on 2 September 2019.[3]

Alisson won the award.[4][6]

Rank Name Club(s) played for National team Points
The finalists
1 Alisson England Liverpool  Brazil
2 Marc-André ter Stegen Spain Barcelona  Germany
3 Ederson England Manchester City  Brazil

The Best FIFA Men's Coach[edit]

Ten coaches were initially shortlisted on 31 July 2019.[8] The three finalists were announced on 2 September 2019.[3]

Jürgen Klopp won the award with 48 rank points.[4][5][6][9]

Rank Name Team(s) managed Points
The finalists
1 Germany Jürgen Klopp England Liverpool 48
2 Spain Pep Guardiola England Manchester City 38
3 Argentina Mauricio Pochettino England Tottenham Hotspur 27
Other candidates
4 Netherlands Erik ten Hag Netherlands Ajax 26
5 Algeria Djamel Belmadi  Algeria 26
6 France Didier Deschamps  France 19
7 Portugal Fernando Santos  Portugal 16
8 Brazil Tite  Brazil 12
9 Argentina Marcelo Gallardo Argentina River Plate 10
10 Argentina Ricardo Gareca  Peru 10

The Best FIFA Women's Player[edit]

Twelve players were shortlisted on 31 July 2019.[10] The three finalists were revealed on 2 September 2019.[3]

Megan Rapinoe won the award with 46 rank points.[4][5][6][11]

The selection criteria for the women's players of the year was: respective achievements during the period from 25 May 2018 to 7 July 2019.

Rank Name Club(s) played for National team Points
The finalists
1 Megan Rapinoe United States Reign FC  United States 46
2 Alex Morgan United States Orlando Pride  United States 42
3 Lucy Bronze France Lyon  England 29
Other candidates
4 Amandine Henry France Lyon  France 23
5 Vivianne Miedema England Arsenal  Netherlands 23
6 Rose Lavelle United States Washington Spirit  United States 21
7 Julie Ertz United States Chicago Red Stars  United States 18
8 Ada Hegerberg France Lyon  Norway 15
9 Wendie Renard France Lyon  France 9
10 Ellen White  England 7
11 Sam Kerr  Australia 0
12 Caroline Graham Hansen  Norway 0

The Best FIFA Women's Goalkeeper[edit]

The three finalists were announced on 2 September 2019.[3]

Sari van Veenendaal won the award.[4][6]

Rank Name Club(s) played for National team Points
The finalists
1 Sari van Veenendaal  Netherlands
2 Christiane Endler France Paris Saint-Germain  Chile
3 Hedvig Lindahl  Sweden

The Best FIFA Women's Coach[edit]

Ten coaches were initially shortlisted on 31 July 2019.[12] The three finalists were announced on 2 September 2019.[3]

Jill Ellis won the award with 48 rank points.[4][5][6][13]

Rank Name Team(s) managed Points
The finalists
1 England Jill Ellis  United States 48
2 Netherlands Sarina Wiegman  Netherlands 40
3 England Phil Neville  England 31
Other candidates
4 France Reynald Pedros France Lyon 28
5 Sweden Peter Gerhardsson  Sweden 23
6 Italy Milena Bertolini  Italy 22
7 Japan Futoshi Ikeda  Japan U-20 13
8 Spain Antonia Is  Spain U-17 12
9 Australia Joe Montemurro England Arsenal 10
10 England Paul Riley United States North Carolina Courage 5

FIFA Fair Play Award[edit]

Winner Reason
Argentina Marcelo Bielsa and the Leeds United squad Ordered Leeds United to allow opponents Aston Villa to score after his side scored a goal while an opposition player was injured.

FIFA Puskás Award[edit]

Dániel Zsóri won the award.[4][6] The ten players shortlisted for the awards were announced on 19 August 2019. The three finalists were announced on 2 September 2019.[3] All goals up for consideration were scored from 16 July 2018 to 19 July 2019. Every registered FIFA.com user was allowed to participate in the final vote until 1 September 2019, with the questionnaire being presented on the official website of FIFA. The top three goals from the vote were then voted on by a panel of ten "FIFA experts", who chose the winner.[14]

Rank Player Match Competition Date Percent
The finalists
1 Hungary Dániel Zsóri DebrecenFerencváros 2018–19 Nemzeti Bajnokság I 16 February 2019
2 Argentina Lionel Messi Real BetisBarcelona 2018–19 La Liga 17 March 2019
3 Colombia Juan Fernando Quintero River PlateRacing 2018–19 Argentine Primera División 10 February 2019
Other candidates
Brazil Matheus Cunha Bayer LeverkusenRB Leipzig 2018–19 Bundesliga 6 April 2019
Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović Toronto FCLA Galaxy 2018 Major League Soccer season 15 September 2018
Cameroon Ajara Nchout CameroonNew Zealand 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup 20 June 2019
Italy Fabio Quagliarella SampdoriaNapoli 2018–19 Serie A 2 September 2018
United States Amy Rodriguez Utah Royals FCSky Blue FC 2019 National Women's Soccer League season 16 June 2019
Northern Ireland Billie Simpson Sion Swifts LadiesCliftonville Ladies 2018 Women's NIFL Premiership 9 August 2018
England Andros Townsend Manchester CityCrystal Palace 2018–19 Premier League 22 December 2018

FIFA Fan Award[edit]

The award celebrates the best fan moments or gestures of September 2018 to September 2019, regardless of championship, gender or nationality. The shortlist was compiled by a panel of FIFA experts, and every registered FIFA.com user was allowed to participate in the final vote until 23 September 2019.

The three nominees were announced on 2 September 2019.[15]

Silvia Grecco won the award with 58% of the vote.[4][16][6]

Rank Fan(s) Match Competition Date Percent
1 Silvia Grecco Various Palmeiras matches Various 58%
2 Justo Sanchez Various Rampla Juniors matches Various 32%
3 Netherlands fans Various 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup June–July 2019 10%

FIFA FIFPro Men's World11[edit]

The 55–player men's shortlist was announced on 5 September 2019.[17]

The players chosen were Alisson as goalkeeper, Matthijs de Ligt, Marcelo, Sergio Ramos and Virgil van Dijk as defenders, Frenkie de Jong, Eden Hazard and Luka Modrić as midfielders, and Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappé and Lionel Messi as forwards.[18]

Name Club(s)
Goalkeeper
Brazil Alisson England Liverpool
Defenders
Netherlands Matthijs de Ligt
Brazil Marcelo Spain Real Madrid
Spain Sergio Ramos Spain Real Madrid
Netherlands Virgil van Dijk England Liverpool
Midfielders
Netherlands Frenkie de Jong
Belgium Eden Hazard
Croatia Luka Modrić Spain Real Madrid
Forwards
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Italy Juventus
France Kylian Mbappé France Paris Saint-Germain
Argentina Lionel Messi Spain Barcelona
Ranking of other nominees[19]
Rank Name Club(s)
Goalkeepers
2 Germany Marc-André ter Stegen Spain Barcelona
3 Spain David de Gea England Manchester United
4 Brazil Ederson England Manchester City
5 Slovenia Jan Oblak Spain Atlético Madrid
Defenders
5 Brazil Dani Alves
6 England Trent Alexander-Arnold England Liverpool
7 Scotland Andrew Robertson England Liverpool
8 Spain Jordi Alba Spain Barcelona
9 Spain Gerard Piqué Spain Barcelona
10 Brazil Thiago Silva France Paris Saint-Germain
11 England Kyle Walker England Manchester City
12 France Raphaël Varane Spain Real Madrid
13 Senegal Kalidou Koulibaly Italy Napoli
14 Germany Joshua Kimmich Germany Bayern Munich
15 Italy Giorgio Chiellini Italy Juventus
16 Spain Dani Carvajal Spain Real Madrid
17 France Aymeric Laporte England Manchester City
18 Uruguay Diego Godín
19 Portugal João Cancelo
20 Brazil Alex Sandro Italy Juventus
Midfielders
4 France N'Golo Kanté England Chelsea
5 Spain Sergio Busquets Spain Barcelona
6 Portugal Bernardo Silva England Manchester City
7 France Paul Pogba England Manchester United
8 Belgium Kevin De Bruyne England Manchester City
9 Germany Toni Kroos Spain Real Madrid
10 Croatia Ivan Rakitić Spain Barcelona
11 Brazil Arthur Spain Barcelona
12 Chile Arturo Vidal Spain Barcelona
13 Brazil Casemiro Spain Real Madrid
14 Denmark Christian Eriksen England Tottenham Hotspur
15 Serbia Dušan Tadić Netherlands Ajax
Forwards
4 Senegal Sadio Mané England Liverpool
5 Egypt Mohamed Salah England Liverpool
6 Brazil Neymar France Paris Saint-Germain
7 Uruguay Luis Suárez Spain Barcelona
8 Argentina Sergio Agüero England Manchester City
9 England Raheem Sterling England Manchester City
10 England Harry Kane England Tottenham Hotspur
11 Brazil Roberto Firmino England Liverpool
12 France Antoine Griezmann
13 Poland Robert Lewandowski Germany Bayern Munich
14 South Korea Son Heung-min England Tottenham Hotspur
15 France Karim Benzema Spain Real Madrid

FIFA FIFPro Women's World11[edit]

FIFA and FIFPro announced that they would jointly reveal the Women's World11 for the first time at The Best award ceremony.[20]

The 55–player women's shortlist was announced on 4 September 2019.[21]

The players chosen were Sari van Veenendaal as goalkeeper, Lucy Bronze, Nilla Fischer, Kelley O'Hara and Wendie Renard as defenders, Julie Ertz, Amandine Henry and Rose Lavelle as midfielders, and Marta, Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe as forwards.[22]

Name Club(s)
Goalkeeper
Netherlands Sari van Veenendaal
Defenders
England Lucy Bronze France Lyon
Sweden Nilla Fischer
United States Kelley O'Hara United States Utah Royals FC
France Wendie Renard France Lyon
Midfielders
United States Julie Ertz United States Chicago Red Stars
France Amandine Henry France Lyon
United States Rose Lavelle United States Washington Spirit
Forwards
Brazil Marta United States Orlando Pride
United States Alex Morgan United States Orlando Pride
United States Megan Rapinoe United States Reign FC
Ranking of other nominees[23]
Rank Name Club(s)
Goalkeepers
2 Chile Christiane Endler France Paris Saint-Germain
3 Sweden Hedvig Lindahl
4 United States Alyssa Naeher United States Chicago Red Stars
5 France Sarah Bouhaddi France Lyon
Defenders
5 United States Crystal Dunn United States North Carolina Courage
6 England Steph Houghton England Manchester City
7 Italy Sara Gama Italy Juventus
8 United States Becky Sauerbrunn United States Utah Royals FC
9 France Amel Majri France Lyon
10 Japan Saki Kumagai France Lyon
11 France Griedge Mbock Bathy France Lyon
12 United States Ali Krieger United States Orlando Pride
13 United States Abby Dahlkemper United States North Carolina Courage
14 England Millie Bright England Chelsea
15 Norway Maren Mjelde England Chelsea
16 Venezuela Michelle Romero Spain Deportivo La Coruña
17 Canada Kadeisha Buchanan France Lyon
18 Netherlands Stefanie van der Gragt Spain Barcelona
19 England Alex Greenwood
20 Chile Camila Sáez Spain Rayo Vallecano
Midfielders
4 Germany Dzsenifer Marozsán France Lyon
5 United States Carli Lloyd United States Sky Blue FC
6 Sweden Kosovare Asllani
7 Netherlands Daniëlle van de Donk England Arsenal
8 Brazil Andressa Alves
9 United States Lindsey Horan United States Portland Thorns FC
10 Brazil Formiga France Paris Saint-Germain
11 Germany Sara Däbritz
12 Netherlands Jackie Groenen
13 Netherlands Sherida Spitse Norway Vålerenga
14 England Keira Walsh England Manchester City
15 United States Sam Mewis United States North Carolina Courage
Forwards
4 Norway Ada Hegerberg France Lyon
5 England Ellen White
6 United States Tobin Heath United States Portland Thorns FC
7 Netherlands Lieke Martens Spain Barcelona
8 Australia Sam Kerr
9 Netherlands Vivianne Miedema England Arsenal
10 Denmark Pernille Harder Germany VfL Wolfsburg
11 France Eugénie Le Sommer France Lyon
12 Norway Caroline Graham Hansen
13 Spain Jennifer Hermoso
14 Venezuela Oriana Altuve Spain Rayo Vallecano
15 England Nikita Parris

Selection panels[edit]

Men's selection panel[edit]

The panel of experts who shortlisted the nominees for The Best FIFA Football Awards 2019 for the men's players and coaches comprised:[24]

Women's selection panel[edit]

The panel of experts who shortlisted the nominees for The Best FIFA Football Awards 2019 for the women's players and coaches comprised:[25]

Puskás Award panel[edit]

The panel of experts who decided the winner of the FIFA Puskás Award comprised:[26]

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