The best FIFA football awards™ Ceremony takes centre stage in the world of football today. A prestigious form of awarding the most excellent footballers in the land. Not only the footballers will be recognised. The fans and coaches are also a part of it. The awards ceremony was first held in 2017 with Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo being it’s first recipient and it has continued to hold ever since.

Cristiano Ronaldo was the first winner of the award in 2016

Tonight will be the 6th. The awards is set to start at 18:00 GMT/ 19:00 CET In FIFA Headquarters Zurich, Switzerland. Reshmin Chowdhury and Jermaine Jenas would be the hosts.

Robert Lewandowski is the current winner of the award

AWARDS

THE BEST MEN’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES.

Robert Lewandowski faces staunch competition from Mo Salah and Lionel Messi to retain the award.

Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski and Mohammed Salah are in contention to win tonight’s award.

• Robert Lewandowski ( Bayern Munich, Poland)
• Mohammed Salah (Liverpool, Egypt)
• Lionel Messi (Barcelona, PSG, Argentina)

THE BEST WOMEN’S PLAYER OF 2021 NOMINEES

Previous winner Lucy Bronze falls out of the shortlist this time and is set to be replaced by one Of Sam Kerr, Jennifer Hermoso and Alexia Putellas. The Barca duo are forerunners for this one after an outstanding season.

• Jennifer Hermoso (Barcelona, Spain)
• Sam Kerr (Chelsea, Australia)
• Alexia Putellas (Barcelona, Spain)

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Pep Guardiola has a chance to win it this time as he faces competition from Italian National team gaffer Roberto Mancini and Thomas Tuchel who won the UCL for Chelsea.

• Roberto Mancini (Italian National, Italy)
• Pep Guardiola (Manchester City, Spain)
• Thomas Tuchel (Chelsea, Germany)

THE BEST FIFA WOMEN’S COACH 2021 NOMINEES

Previous winner, Sarina Wiegman makes final shortlist together with Emma Hayes once again, Lluis Cortes is also a strong contender.

• Lluis Cortes (Barcelona, Spain)
• Emma Hayes (Chelsea, England)
• Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands National Team/ England National Team, Netherlands)

THE BEST FIFA MEN’S GOALKEEPER 2021 NOMINEES

The goalkeeping section for the men sees Manuel Neuer battle it out with Edouard Mendy and Gianluigi Donnarumma to retain his Crown.

• Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan / PSG, Italy)
• Edouard Mendy (Chelsea, Senegal)
• Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich, Germany)

THE BEST FIFA WOMEN’S GOALKEEPER 2021 NOMINEES

Christiane Endler now has the chance to win it after finishing second in the past two editions. Chelsea’s Ann-Katrin Berger and Lyon’s Stephanie Lynn were also nominated.

• Ann-Katrin Berger (Chelsea, Germany)
• Christiane Endler (PSG/Lyon, Chile)
• Stephanie Lynn Marie-Labbe (Rosengard/PSG, Canada)

The awards ceremony will be rounded off with a world XI known as the FIFA FIFPro 11. It will comprise of the best footballing XI from around the globe.

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