How To Watch The FIFA 2021 The Best Awards: Date, Stream, Best Player Nominees, Coach, Best XI, More
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The FIFA The Best awards recognize the greatest individual talents in football, with the award for best male and best female player. The nominated players are similar to those honored at the Ballon d’Or and Globe Soccer Awards ceremony.
The controversy surrounding these previous award ceremonies and the eventual winners will certainly spark interest in official FIFA awards.
Last year’s Best Award winners included Robert Lewandowski and Lucy Bronze, and attention will turn to the players who will be celebrated this year. This year’s field is wide open, with a number of world-class players making arguments for the awards.
When will the The Best 2021 awards ceremony take place?
The Best Awards will take place on Monday, January 17, 2022.
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This iteration of the ceremony will be a bit late, as it usually takes place in October, September, and December. Last year, the awards ceremony took place on Thursday, December 17, 2020, with a start of proceedings at 6 p.m. BST (1 p.m. ET). It was a virtual event due to public health restrictions in place across the world.
This will be the sixth edition of the awards, with the first taking place in 2016. It usually takes place at FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, although last year’s edition was held via remote videoconference. due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
How to watch The Best 2021 awards
FIFA will broadcast The Best Awards 2021 on its various media channels, including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, as well as on its official website.
- Dated: Monday, January 17, 2022
- TV channels: Nothing
- Diffusion: FIFA social media channels, FIFA.com
Vote for The Best 2021 awards
Fans could vote for their top picks on FIFA.com, but the vote is now closed.
Voting began at the end of November and ran until 1 a.m. GMT on December 11, 2021.
The nominees for the best male player of the year 2021
The nominees for this year’s ceremony were announced on Monday, November 22.
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Players such as Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski and Jorginho are the favorites for the price, with N’Golo Kante, Karim Benzema and Romelu Lukaku also likely to be in the mix. Messi won the 2021 Ballon d’Or despite calls for Lewandowski to take the crown. Kylian Mbappe won the Globe Soccer Award for Player of the Year, leaving Lewandowski out again.
|Karim Benzema||FW||real Madrid||France|
|Kevin de Bruyne||ACM||City of man||Belgium|
|Erling Haaland||FW||Borussia Dortmund||Norway|
|Robert lewandowski||FW||Bayern Munich||Poland|
|Lionel messi||FW||Barcelona / PSG||Argentina|
|Cristiano Ronaldo||FW||Juventus / Man United||Portugal|
The nominees for the best female player of the year 2021
Barcelona stars Alexia Putellas and Jennifer Hermoso are seen as strong contenders after a stellar season with the Catalan squad. Putellas has scored 12 goals and assisted 10 others in 14 league appearances this season, while Spain and Barcelona’s top career scorer Hermoso has 10 goals to her name this league season.
Not a single American appears on the list, and only one from the NWSL.
|Stina Blackstenius||FW||BK Hacken||Sweden|
|Lucie Bronze||RB||City of man||England|
|Caroline Graham Hansen||RW||Barcelona||Norway|
|Ji So-yun||MF||Chelsea||South Korea|
|Ellen Blanc||FW||City of man||England|
|Christine sinclair||FW||Portland thorns||Canada|
The nominees for the best FIFA men’s coach 2021
Roberto Mancini and Thomas Tuchel are strong contenders for the award, having won Euro 2020 with Italy and the 2021 Champions League with Chelsea respectively. Mancini, however, saw Italy on the verge of missing out on qualifying for the World Cup, with the nation’s status on the line. Tuchel, meanwhile, recently managed to sail with striker Romelu Lukaku and challenged Chelsea for the Premier League title, although those prospects have recently been dashed.
|Antonio Conté||Inter / Tottenham||Italy|
|Hansi Film||Bayern / Germany||Germany|
|Pep guardiola||City of man||Spain|
|Diego Simeone||Atletico Madrid||Argentina|
The nominees for the best FIFA Women’s Coach 2021
Emma Hayes is one of the favorites as manager of Chelsea Women’s, alongside Barcelona Women’s Lluis Cortes.
At Chelsea, Hayes led the Blues in a national trophy sweep in England, winning the FA Women’s Super League, FA Cup, League Cup, Community Shield and reached the Women’s Champions League title match. The Blues fell in the Champions League final against Cortes and Barcelona, who won their first trophy in European competition.
|The Priest of Beverly||Canada||England|
|Sarina wiegman||Netherlands / England||Netherlands|
The nominees for the best FIFA men’s goalkeeper 2021
Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy, Bayern Munich mainstay Manuel Neuer and Italian shooter Gianluigi Donnarumma are the last three nominees.
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson and Leicester City legend Kasper Schmeichel have been taken off the shortlist.
|Gianluigi Donnarumma||GK||AC Milan / PSG||Italy|
|Neuer manual||GK||Bayern Munich||Germany|
The 2021 FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper Nominees
Chelsea’s Ann-Katrin Berger is in the running for the Women’s Goalkeeper Award alongside Stephanie Lynn Marie Labbe and Christiane Endler.
Hedvig Lindahl and Alyssa Naeher have missed the last three cups.
|Christiane Endler||GK||PSG / Lyon||Chile|
|Stephanie Lynn Marie Labbé||GK||Rosengard / PSG||Canada|
FIFA Puskas Prize
The Puskas Award, named after fourth-best men’s scorer of all time, Ferenc Puskas, is the award for the best goal of the season.
This year there are three nominees. Tottenham’s Erik Lamela scored a goal against Arsenal in March, Bayer Leverkusen’s Patrik Schick almost scored as a midfielder while on international duty with the Czech Republic at the European Championship, and the Porto striker Medhi Taremi knocked out Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in April with an acrobatic effort.
Goals from Luis Diaz, Riyad Mahrez and Caroline Weir, among others, were taken off the list when the three finalists were announced.
|Erik Lamela||Tottenham||March 14, 2021||Arsenal|
|Patrik schick||Czech Republic||June 14, 2021||Scotland|
|Medhi Taremi||Port||April 13, 2021||Chelsea|
FIFPro World 11 2021
At each The Best awards ceremony, the FIFPro World 11 is also announced, confirming the best “dream team” of the season.
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The award, which is voted on by professional footballers around the world, takes into account performance between October 8, 2020 and August 7, 2021.
Players from Chelsea and Manchester City are strongly claiming their inclusion, as are players from the Italy and Argentina national teams following their respective continental successes.
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