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The Best FIFA Football Awards 2017

The Best FIFA Football Awards 2017 were held on 23 October 2017 in London, England.[1] The ceremony was held at the London Palladium and was hosted by Idris Elba[2][3] and Layla Anna-Lee.[4] Cristiano Ronaldo, Lieke Martens, Gianluigi Buffon, Zinedine Zidane and Sarina Wiegman were among the award-winners.

The Best FIFA Football Awards 2017
Date23 October 2017 (2017-10-23)
LocationLondon Palladium, London, England
Presented byFIFA
Hosted byIdris Elba and Layla Anna-Lee
Highlights
The Best FIFA Men's PlayerPortugal Cristiano Ronaldo
The Best FIFA Women's PlayerNetherlands Lieke Martens
The Best FIFA Men's CoachFrance Zinedine Zidane
The Best FIFA Women's CoachNetherlands Sarina Wiegman
The Best FIFA GoalkeeperItaly Gianluigi Buffon
Websitefifa.com

Contents

Winners and nomineesEdit

The Best FIFA Men's PlayerEdit

A panel of experts on men's football representing various FIFA and external football stakeholders compiled a shortlist of 24 male players for The Best FIFA Men's Player. The 24 candidates were announced on 17 August.[5] The three finalists were announced on 22 September 2017.[6]

Cristiano Ronaldo won the award with over 43% of the vote.[7][8][9]

The selection criteria for the men's players of the year were: sporting performance, as well as general conduct on and off the pitch from 20 November 2016 to 2 July 2017.

Rank Name Club(s) played for National team Percent
The finalists
1 Cristiano Ronaldo   Real Madrid   Portugal 43.16%
2 Lionel Messi   Barcelona   Argentina 19.25%
3 Neymar   Brazil 6.97%
Other candidates
4 Gianluigi Buffon   Juventus   Italy 6.82%
5 Sergio Ramos   Real Madrid   Spain 3.34%
6 Luka Modrić   Real Madrid   Croatia 3.33%
7 Toni Kroos   Real Madrid   Germany 2.70%
8 Marcelo   Real Madrid   Brazil 2.09%
9 N'Golo Kanté   Chelsea   France 1.35%
10 Luis Suárez   Barcelona   Uruguay 1.19%
11 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang   Borussia Dortmund   Gabon 1.10%
12 Paulo Dybala   Juventus   Argentina 1.07%
13 Eden Hazard   Chelsea   Belgium 1.03%
14 Zlatan Ibrahimović   Manchester United   Sweden 0.82%
15 Andrés Iniesta   Barcelona   Spain 0.82%
16 Robert Lewandowski   Bayern Munich   Poland 0.77%
17 Antoine Griezmann   Atlético Madrid   France 0.67%
18 Dani Carvajal   Real Madrid   Spain 0.62%
19 Manuel Neuer   Bayern Munich   Germany 0.58%
20 Keylor Navas   Real Madrid   Costa Rica 0.56%
21 Arturo Vidal   Bayern Munich   Chile 0.51%
22 Leonardo Bonucci   Italy 0.47%
23 Alexis Sánchez   Arsenal   Chile 0.45%
24 Harry Kane   Tottenham Hotspur   England 0.33%

The Best FIFA GoalkeeperEdit

A panel of experts on football representing various FIFA and external football stakeholders compiled a shortlist of three goalkeepers for The Best FIFA Goalkeeper.

Gianluigi Buffon won the award with over 42% of the vote.[7][10]

The selection criteria for the men's football coaches of the year were: the best goalkeeper, regardless of championship or nationality, for his achievements during the period from 20 November 2016 to 2 July 2017 inclusive.[11]

Rank Name Club(s) played for National team Percent
The finalists
1 Gianluigi Buffon   Juventus   Italy 42.42%
2 Manuel Neuer   Bayern Munich   Germany 32.32%
3 Keylor Navas   Real Madrid   Costa Rica 10.10%
Other candidates
4 Thibaut Courtois   Chelsea   Belgium 9.09%
5 Hugo Lloris   Tottenham Hotspur   France 3.03%
6 Jan Oblak   Atlético Madrid   Slovenia 2.02%
7 Marc-André ter Stegen   Barcelona   Germany 1.01%
8 Alisson   Roma   Brazil 0.01%
9 Alireza Beiranvand   Persepolis   Iran 0.0%
Alfonso Blanco   Pachuca   Mexico
Claudio Bravo   Manchester City   Chile
Gianluigi Donnarumma   Milan   Italy
Ederson   Benfica
  Manchester City
  Brazil
Fabrice Ondoa   Sevilla Atlético   Cameroon
Danijel Subašić   Monaco   Croatia

The Best FIFA Men's CoachEdit

A panel of experts on men's football representing various FIFA and external football stakeholders compiled a shortlist of twelve men's football coaches for The Best FIFA Men's Coach. The twelve candidates were announced on 17 August.[12] The three finalists were announced on 22 September 2017.[6]

Zinedine Zidane won the award with over 46% of the vote.[7][8]

The selection criteria for the men's football coaches of the year were: performance and general behaviour of their teams on and off the pitch from 20 November 2016 to 2 July 2017.

Rank Name Teams(s) managed Percent
The finalists
1   Zinedine Zidane   Real Madrid 46.22%
2   Antonio Conte   Chelsea 11.62%
3   Massimiliano Allegri   Juventus 8.78%
Other candidates
4   Joachim Löw   Germany 7.40%
5   José Mourinho   Manchester United 5.28%
6   Leonardo Jardim   Monaco 4.84%
7   Carlo Ancelotti   Bayern Munich 3.62%
8   Pep Guardiola   Manchester City 2.88%
9   Tite   Brazil 2.87%
10   Diego Simeone   Atlético Madrid 2.77%
11   Luis Enrique   Barcelona 2.00%
12   Mauricio Pochettino   Tottenham Hotspur 1.72%

The Best FIFA Women's PlayerEdit

A panel of experts on women's football representing each of the six confederations selected a shortlist of ten female players for The Best FIFA Women's Player. The 10 candidates were announced on 17 August.[13] The three finalists were announced on 22 September 2017.[6]

Lieke Martens won the award with nearly 22% of the vote.[7][8]

The selection criteria for the women's players of the year were: sporting performance, as well as general conduct on and off the pitch from 20 November 2016 to 6 August 2017.

Rank Name Club(s) played for National team Percent
The finalists
1 Lieke Martens   Netherlands 21.72%
2 Carli Lloyd   United States 16.28%
3 Deyna Castellanos   Santa Clarita Blue Heat   Venezuela 11.69%
Other candidates
4 Dzsenifer Marozsán   Lyon   Germany 11.47%
5 Pernille Harder   Denmark 11.06%
6 Vivianne Miedema   Netherlands 6.28%
7 Wendie Renard   Lyon   France 5.79%
8 Jodie Taylor   Arsenal   England 5.79%
9 Lucy Bronze   Manchester City   England 5.04%
10 Samantha Kerr   Australia 4.88%

The Best FIFA Women's CoachEdit

A panel of experts on women's football representing each of the six confederations selected a shortlist of ten women's football coaches for The Best FIFA Women's Coach. The 10 candidates were announced on 17 August.[14] The three finalists were announced on 22 September 2017.[6]

Sarina Wiegman won the award with over 36% of the vote.[7][8]

The selection criteria for the women's football coaches of the year were: performance and general behaviour of their teams on and off the pitch from 20 November 2016 to 6 August 2017.

Rank Name Teams(s) managed Percent
The finalists
1   Sarina Wiegman   Netherlands 36.24%
2   Nils Nielsen   Denmark 12.64%
3   Gérard Prêcheur   Lyon 9.37%
Other candidates
4   Emma Hayes   Chelsea 8.63%
5   Ralf Kellermann   VfL Wolfsburg 6.94%
6   Florence Omagbemi   Nigeria 6.77%
7   Olivier Echouafni   France 5.21%
8   Dominik Thalhammer   Austria 5.20%
9   Xavi Llorens   Barcelona 4.74%
10   Hwang Yong-Bong 4.26%

FIFA Fair Play AwardEdit

The award is bestowed on a player, a coach, a team, a match official, an individual fan or a fan group in recognition of exemplary fair play either on the pitch or in relation to an official football match during November 2016 to August 2017. The award was given to the most outstanding ”fair-play” gesture/behaviour of the year (an act of fair play either on the pitch or in relation to an official football match — which could also include any amateur league).

Winner Reason
  Francis Koné Saved the life of an opponent by administering on-pitch first aid after a collision.

FIFA Puskás AwardEdit

The shortlist was announced on 22 September 2017.[6] The three finalists were announced on 9 October 2017.[15]

Olivier Giroud won the award with over 36% of the vote.[7]

Rank Player Match Competition Date Percent
The finalists
1   Olivier Giroud ArsenalCrystal Palace 2016–17 Premier League 1 January 2017 36.17%
2   Oscarine Masuluke BarokaOrlando Pirates 2016–17 South African Premier Division 30 November 2016 27.48%
3   Deyna Castellanos VenezuelaCameroon 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 24 October 2016 20.47%
Other candidates
  Kevin-Prince Boateng VillarrealLas Palmas 2016–17 La Liga 23 October 2016 15.88%
  Alejandro Camargo Universidad de ConcepciónO'Higgins 2016 Apertura Chilean Primera División 4 December 2016
  Moussa Dembélé St JohnstoneCeltic 2016–17 Scottish Premiership 5 February 2017
  Avilés Hurtado AtlasTijuana 2017 Clausura Liga MX 1 March 2017
  Mario Mandžukić JuventusReal Madrid 2016–17 UEFA Champions League 3 June 2017
  Nemanja Matić ChelseaTottenham Hotspur 2016–17 FA Cup 23 April 2017
  Jordi Mboula BarcelonaBorussia Dortmund 2016–17 UEFA Youth League 22 February 2017

FIFA Fan AwardEdit

The award celebrates the best fan moment of November 2016 to August 2017, regardless of championship, gender or nationality.

The three nominees were announced on 22 September 2017.[6]

Celtic supporters won the award with nearly 56% of the vote.[7]

Rank Fans Match Competition Date Percent
1 Celtic supporters CelticHeart of Midlothian 2016–17 Scottish Premiership 21 May 2017 55.92%
2 Borussia Dortmund supporters Borussia DortmundMonaco 2016–17 UEFA Champions League 11–12 April 2017 36.20%
3 Copenhagen supporters CopenhagenBrøndby 2016–17 Danish Cup 25 May 2017 7.88%

FIFA FIFPro World11Edit

The 55–player men's shortlist was announced on 20 September 2017.[16]

The players chosen included Gianluigi Buffon as goalkeeper, Dani Alves, Leonardo Bonucci, Sergio Ramos, and Marcelo as defenders, Luka Modrić, Toni Kroos, and Andrés Iniesta as midfielders, and Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Neymar as forwards.[17]

Name Club(s)
Goalkeeper
  Gianluigi Buffon   Juventus
Defenders
  Dani Alves
  Leonardo Bonucci
  Sergio Ramos   Real Madrid
  Marcelo   Real Madrid
Midfielders
  Luka Modrić   Real Madrid
  Toni Kroos   Real Madrid
  Andrés Iniesta   Barcelona
Forwards
  Lionel Messi   Barcelona
  Cristiano Ronaldo   Real Madrid
  Neymar
Second Team[18]
Name Club(s)
Goalkeeper
  Manuel Neuer   Bayern Munich
Defenders
  Dani Carvajal   Real Madrid
  Giorgio Chiellini   Juventus
  Gerard Piqué   Barcelona
  Thiago Silva   Paris Saint-Germain
Midfielders
  Isco   Real Madrid
  N'Golo Kanté   Chelsea
  Paul Pogba   Manchester United
Forwards
  Paulo Dybala   Juventus
  Robert Lewandowski   Bayern Munich
  Luis Suárez   Barcelona
Third Team[18]
Name Club(s)
Goalkeeper
  David de Gea   Manchester United
Defenders
  Jérôme Boateng   Bayern Munich
  Mats Hummels   Bayern Munich
  David Luiz   Chelsea
  Raphaël Varane   Real Madrid
Midfielders
  Sergio Busquets   Barcelona
  Casemiro   Real Madrid
  Marco Verratti   Paris Saint-Germain
Forwards
  Karim Benzema   Real Madrid
  Zlatan Ibrahimović   Manchester United
  Kylian Mbappé
Fourth Team[18]
Name Club(s)
Goalkeeper
  Keylor Navas   Real Madrid
Defenders
  David Alaba   Bayern Munich
  Jordi Alba   Barcelona
  Diego Godín   Atlético Madrid
  Philipp Lahm   Bayern Munich
Midfielders
  Philippe Coutinho   Liverpool
  Eden Hazard   Chelsea
  Arturo Vidal   Bayern Munich
Forwards
  Antoine Griezmann   Atlético Madrid
  Romelu Lukaku
  Alexis Sánchez   Arsenal
Fifth Team[18]
Name Club(s)
Goalkeeper
  Jan Oblak   Atlético Madrid
Defenders
  Javier Mascherano   Barcelona
  Pepe
  Samuel Umtiti   Barcelona
  Antonio Valencia   Manchester United
Midfielders
  Thiago Alcântara   Bayern Munich
  Nemanja Matić
  Mesut Özil   Arsenal
Forwards
  Gareth Bale   Real Madrid
  Edinson Cavani   Paris Saint-Germain
  Harry Kane   Tottenham Hotspur

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