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London set to host The Best FIFA Football Awards on January 15, 2024

London set to host The Best FIFA Football Awards on January 15, 2024

  • London will host The Best FIFA Football Awards™ 2023
  • Ceremony to honour world’s best to be held on 15 January 2024
  • Lionel Messi and Alexia Putellas were among the 2022 winners

The planet’s top players, coaches, fans, goals, and acts of fair play will be recognised in London, England when the eighth edition of The Best FIFA Football Awards™ are held in one of the world’s most passionate football cities.

On Monday 15 January 2024 members of the global football family will gather for a glittering ceremony to honour outstanding members of the world’s most popular sport.

Next month’s event will mark the third time that FIFA has held The Best FIFA Football Awards in London, after the 2016 and 2017 award ceremonies were staged in the city.

The nominees for eight of The Best awards were announced in September 2023. From these shortlists, three finalists in a majority of categories have been selected by an international jury comprising of four groups: national team coaches, national team captains, specialist journalists, and fans who voted on FIFA’s official website. Over one million fan votes were recorded worldwide.

Selections from the four voting groups – coaches, captains, journalists, and fans – each count for 25 per cent of the total vote, irrespective of the number of voters from each group.

FIFA will announce the finalists for key award categories over the coming weeks.

The following eleven awards will be presented at the ceremony:

  • The Best FIFA Women’s Player
  • The Best FIFA Men’s Player
  • The Best FIFA Women’s Coach
  • The Best FIFA Men’s Coach
  • The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper
  • The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper
  • FIFA Puskás Award (awarded for the best goal of the year)
  • FIFA Fan Award
  • FIFA Fair Play Award

The qualifying period for the women’s awards – The Best Women’s Player, The Best Women’s Coach and The Best Women’s Goalkeeper – was from 1 August 2022 to 20 August 2023, the date of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Final.

For the men’s awards – The Best Men’s Player, The Best Men’s Coach and The Best Men’s Goalkeeper – the qualifying period was between 19 December 2022 and 20 August 2023.

The FIFA Puskás Award will be presented to the scorer of the best goal in the relevant qualifying period – between 19 December 2022 and 20 August 2023.

The Best 2022 Winners

London set to host The Best FIFA Football Awards on January 15, 2024
  • The Best FIFA Men’s Player: Lionel Messi
  • The Best FIFA Women’s Player: Alexia Putellas
  • The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper: Emiliano Martinez
  • The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper: Mary Earps
  • The Best FIFA Men’s Coach: Lionel Scaloni
  • The Best FIFA Women’s Coach: Sarina Wiegman
  • The FIFA Puskás Award: Marcin Oleksy
  • The FIFA Fair Play Award: Luka Lochoshvili
  • The FIFA Fan Award: Argentina fans

Source: Ghana News

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