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The 2023 Fifa Best Awards to take place in London on Monday night as they prizes for best men’s player and best women’s player from last season are decided.
This marks the third time London will host the awards, following ceremonies in 2016 and 2017. The city’s rich football heritage and passionate fans make it the perfect backdrop for this celebration of excellence in the sport.
The Best Awards are Fifa’s version of the Ballon d’Or. Lionel Messi won best men’s player last year after leading Argentina to World Cup victory in Qatar, while Alexia Putellas, a standout player for Barcelona and Spain, took home best women’s player honors.
Nominations for eight awards were announced in September 2023, with the final three contenders in most categories being selected by an international jury. This jury comprises national team coaches, captains, specialist journalists, and fans who voted on FIFA’s official website. Over a million fan votes were cast globally, highlighting the worldwide interest in the awards.
The votes from the four groups – coaches, captains, journalists, and fans – each carry a weight of 25 per cent, ensuring that every voice is heard.
Messi is among the three finalists for the men’s award again this year, along with Manchester City striker Erling Haaland and PSG and France forward Kylian Mbappe.
Spain’s Women’s World Cup winner Aitana Bonmati is favourite for the women’s prize, and the Barcelona midfielder is joined on the shortlist by team-mate Jenni Hermoso and Real Madrid’s Linda Caicedo.
When are the Fifa Best Awards?
The ceremony will be held in London on Monday 15th January 2024. It will start at 7:30pm GMT.
How can I watch the Fifa Best Awards?
The ceremony will be available to stream for free live on the Fifa website and through Fifa+.
Coverage will start at 7:30pm and can be accessed, here.
Best Men’s Player
- Erling Haaland – Manchester City/Norway
- Kylian Mbappe – PSG/France
- Lionel Messi – PSG/Inter Miami/Argentina
Best Women’s Player
- Aitana Bonmatí – Barcelona/Spain
- Linda Caicedo – Deportivo Cali/Real Madrid/Colombia
- Jenni Hermoso – Pachuca/Spain
Best Men’s Coach
- Pep Guardiola – Manchester City
- Simone Inzaghi – Inter Milan
- Luciano Spalletti – Napoli/Italy
- Best Women’s Coach
- Jonatan Giraldez – Barcelona
- Emma Hayes – Chelsea
- Sarina Wiegman – England
- Best Men’s Goalkeeper
- Yassine Bounou – Sevilla/Al Hilal/Morocco
- Thibaut Courtois – Real Madrid/Belgium
- Ederson – Manchester City/Brazil
- Best Women’s Goalkeeper
- Mackenzie Arnold – West Ham/Australia
- Cata Coll – Barcelona/Spain
- Mary Earps – Manchester United/England
- Puskas Award
- Julio Enciso – for Brighton vs Manchester City
- Guilherme Madruga – for Botafogo-SP vs Novorizontino