FIFA Women's World Cup awards
There are currently six awards:
- the Golden Ball (currently commercially termed "Adidas Golden Ball") for best overall player;
- the Golden Boot (formerly 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.
Additionally, there are two awards voted on by fans after the conclusion of the tournament:
- the Goal of the Tournament for the fans' best goal scored during the tournament (first awarded in 2007);
- the Dream Team for the fans' best manager and eleven-player line-up of the tournament (first awarded in 2015).
One award is now defunct:
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.
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 (most goals per minute).
Silver and Bronze Boots are awarded to the second- and third-placed players.
|World Cup||Golden Boot||Goals||Silver Boot||Goals||Bronze Boot||Goals|
|1991 China||Michelle Akers||10||Heidi Mohr||7|| Linda Medalen
|1995 Sweden||Ann Kristin Aarønes||6||Hege Riise||5||Shi Guihong||3|
|1999 United States|| Sun Wen
|7||Ann Kristin Aarønes||4|
|2003 United States||Birgit Prinz||7||Maren Meinert||4||Kátia||4|
|2007 China||Marta||7||Abby Wambach||6||Ragnhild Gulbrandsen||6|
|2011 Germany||Homare Sawa||5||Marta||4||Abby Wambach||4|
|2015 Canada||Célia Šašić||6||Carli Lloyd||6||Anja Mittag||5|
|2019 France||Megan Rapinoe||6||Alex Morgan||6||Ellen White||6|
Golden Glove and Best GoalkeeperEdit
Since 2011, the Golden Glove Award recognizes the best goalkeeper of the tournament. In 2003 and 2007, a Best Goalkeeper award was given, and in 1999 two 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 United States|| Gao Hong|
|2003 United States||Silke Rottenberg|
|2007 China||Nadine Angerer|
|2011 Germany||Hope Solo|
|2015 Canada||Hope Solo|
|2019 France||Sari van Veenendaal|
Best Young Player AwardEdit
The Best Young Player Award is given to the best player in the tournament who is at most 21 years old. For the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup this meant that the player had to have been born on or after 1 January 1998. 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||Caitlin Foord||16|
|2015 Canada||Kadeisha Buchanan||19|
|2019 France||Giulia Gwinn||20|
FIFA Fair Play TrophyEdit
The FIFA Fair Play Trophy 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|
|1999 United States||China PR|
|2003 United States||China PR|
|1999 United States|
|2003 United States|
Goal of the TournamentEdit
|2007 China||Marta||Marta's second and Brazil's fourth goal in the semi-final, a solo goal|
|2011 Germany||Abby Wambach||Headed equaliser in stoppage time of the second half of extra time to send the quarter-final match to a penalty shootout|
|2015 Canada||Carli Lloyd||Lloyd's third and the United States's fourth goal in the final, scored from the midfield line|
|2019 France||Cristiane||Brazil's second goal in its group match against Australia, scored via a header|
Most Entertaining Team AwardEdit
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