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The FIFA Club World Cup is an international association football competition organised by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body.[1] The championship was first contested as the FIFA Club World Championship in 2000.[2] It was not held between 2001 and 2004 due to a combination of factors, most importantly the collapse of FIFA's marketing partner International Sport and Leisure.[3] Following a change in format which saw the FIFA Club World Championship absorb the Intercontinental Cup, it was relaunched in 2005 and took its current name the season afterwards.[4]

FIFA Club World Cup awards
David Luiz, Cassio, Paolo Guerrero, FIFA Club World Cup 2012.jpg
David Luiz, Cássio and Paolo Guerrero (from left to right) accepting their individual awards after the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup Final.
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The current format of the tournament involves seven teams competing for the title at venues within the host nation over a period of about two weeks; the winners of that year's edition of the Asian AFC Champions League, African CAF Champions League, North American CONCACAF Champions League, South American Copa Libertadores, Oceanian OFC Champions League and European UEFA Champions League, along with the host nation's national champion, participate in a straight knock – out tournament.[1]

At the end of each FIFA World Cup final tournament, several awards are attributed to the players and teams which have distinguished themselves from the rest in different aspects of the game. Spanish club Barcelona has been the only club to earn every award in one edition, a feat accomplished during the 2015 FIFA Club World Cup. Barcelona, along with Real Madrid, are also the only sides to have earned three FIFA Fair Play Trophies. Lionel Messi is also the only player to have won two Golden Balls and two MVP Final awards. Uruguayan player Luis Suárez holds the record for the most goals scored in one edition (five in 2015).

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AwardsEdit

There are currently four awards:[5]

  • the Golden Ball for best player;
  • the FIFA Fair Play Trophy for the team with the best record of fair play
  • the MVP of the Final Match Trophy for the best player in the final; first awarded in 2005.

The winners of the competition also receive the FIFA Club World Cup Champions Badge; it features an image of the trophy, which the reigning champion is entitled to display on its kit until the final of the next championship.[6] The badge was first presented to Milan, the winners of the 2007 final.[7] Initially, all four previous champions were allowed to wear the badge until the 2008 final, where Manchester United gained the sole right to wear the badge by winning the trophy.[6]

Each player from the clubs finishing third, second and first will also receive one bronze, silver and gold medal each, respectively.[5]

Golden BallEdit

In 2008 Wayne Rooney became the first player to win the tournament, the Golden Ball, and the top goalscorer in a single edition, a feat that has since been equaled by Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos, Luis Suárez, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.
Lionel Messi is the only player to have won two FIFA Club World Cup Golden Balls and two MVP Final Match awards.
In 2015, Spanish club FC Barcelona won all FIFA Club World Cup honours in one edition.
Toyota Motor Corporation, the presenting sponsor of the FIFA Club World Cup, rewards the Most Valuable Player of the Final Match with one of its vehicles.
Deco is the only player of a losing finalist that was voted the Most Valuable Player of the Final Match.

The Golden Ball award is presented to the best player at each FIFA Club World Cup, with a shortlist drawn up by the FIFA technical committee and the winner voted for by representatives of the media.[5][8] 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.[5][8]

List of Golden Balls by edition
Edition Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball Ref(s)
2000 Brazil   Edílson   Edmundo   Romário [8][18]
2005 Japan   Rogério Ceni   Steven Gerrard   Christian Bolaños [8][19]
2006 Japan   Deco   Iarley   Ronaldinho [8][20]
2007 Japan   Kaká   Clarence Seedorf   Rodrigo Palacio [8][21]
2008 Japan   Wayne Rooney   Cristiano Ronaldo   Damián Manso [8][22]
2009 United Arab Emirates   Lionel Messi   Juan Sebastián Verón   Xavi [8][23]
2010 United Arab Emirates   Samuel Eto'o   Dioko Kaluyituka   Andrés D'Alessandro [8][24]
2011 Japan   Lionel Messi   Xavi   Neymar [8][25]
2012 Japan   Cássio   David Luiz   Paolo Guerrero [8][26]
2013 Morocco   Franck Ribéry   Philipp Lahm   Mouhcine Iajour [8][27][28]
2014 Morocco   Sergio Ramos   Cristiano Ronaldo   Ivan Vicelich [8][29][30]
2015 Japan   Luis Suárez   Lionel Messi   Andrés Iniesta [31]
2016 Japan   Cristiano Ronaldo   Luka Modrić   Gaku Shibasaki [32]
2017 United Arab Emirates   Luka Modrić   Cristiano Ronaldo   Jonathan Urretaviscaya [33]
2018 United Arab Emirates   Gareth Bale   Caio   Rafael Santos Borré [34]

Most Valuable Player of the Final Match TrophyEdit

The Most Valuable Player of the Final Match Trophy award was awarded for the first time at the 2005 FIFA Club World Cup in Japan and won by Brazil's Rogério Ceni.[5] The award is given to the best player in the final via the FIFA Technical Study Group. The winner also is rewarded with a Toyota-made automobile.[5]

  • Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the only players to have been named the best player of the final on two occasions.[5]
  • Brazilian and Portuguese players have earned that distinction the most times with three nominations each.[5]
  • Deco is the only player to have won the award for the losing side.[35]
List of MVP of the Final Match Trophies by edition
Edition MVP of the Final Match Ref(s)
2000 Brazil Not awarded [18]
2005 Japan   Rogério Ceni [19]
2006 Japan   Deco [20]
2007 Japan   Kaká [21]
2008 Japan   Wayne Rooney [22]
2009 United Arab Emirates   Lionel Messi [23]
2010 United Arab Emirates   Samuel Eto'o [24]
2011 Japan   Lionel Messi [25]
2012 Japan   Cássio [26]
2013 Morocco   Franck Ribéry [28]
2014 Morocco   Sergio Ramos [30]
2015 Japan   Luis Suárez [31]
2016 Japan   Cristiano Ronaldo
2017 United Arab Emirates   Cristiano Ronaldo
2018 United Arab Emirates   Marcos Llorente

FIFA Fair Play TrophyEdit

The FIFA Fair Play Trophy is given to the team with the best record of fair play during the Club World Cup tournament.[5][36] 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.[5][36]

Barcelona and Real Madrid are the only clubs to have won three FIFA Fair Play Trophies.[36]

List of FIFA Fair Play Trophies by edition
Edition FIFA Fair Play Trophy Winners Ref(s)
2000 Brazil   Al-Nassr [18][36]
2005 Japan   Liverpool [19][36]
2006 Japan   Barcelona [20][36]
2007 Japan   Urawa Red Diamonds [21][36]
2008 Japan   Adelaide United [22][36]
2009 United Arab Emirates   Atlante [23][36]
2010 United Arab Emirates   Internazionale [24][36]
2011 Japan   Barcelona [25][36]
2012 Japan   Monterrey [26][36]
2013 Morocco   Bayern Munich [28][36]
2014 Morocco   Real Madrid [29][36]
2015 Japan   Barcelona [31][36]
2016 Japan   Kashima Antlers [36]
2017 United Arab Emirates   Real Madrid [36]
2018 United Arab Emirates   Real Madrid [36]

Hat-tricksEdit

ReferencesEdit

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