Football’s governing body, FIFA has released its full list of nominees for 2021 The Best FIFA Awards set to take place in Zurich, Switzerland on January 17.
A panel made up of managers, national team captains and a selected journalist from each region will have the mandate to select the winners after considering their achievements.
Here is a full list of nominees under consideration for The Best FIFA Awards
The Best FIFA Men’s Player nominees
- Mohammed Salah (Egypt and Liverpool FC)
- Robert Lewandowski (Poland and Bayern Munich)
- Lionel Messi (Argentina and Barcelona/PSG)
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The Best FIFA Women’s Player nominees
- Alexia Putellas (Spain and Barcelona Femini)
- Jennifer Hermoso (Spain and Barcelona Femini)
- Sam Kerr (England and Chelsea)
The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper nominees
- Edouard Mendy (Senegal and Chelsea)
- Gianluigi Donnarumma (Italy and AC Milan/PSG)
- Manuel Neuer (Germany and Bayern Munich)
The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper nominees
- Ann-Katrin Berger (Germany and Chelsea Women)
- Christiane Endler (Chile and PSG/Olympique Lyonnais)
- Stephanie Lynn Marie Labbé (Canada and FC Rosengård/PSG)
The Best FIFA Men’s Coach nominees
- Roberto Mancini (Italy)
- Pep Guardiola (Manchester City)
- Thomas Tuchel (Chelsea)
The Best FIFA’s Women Coach nominees
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- Lluis Cortes (Barcelona Femini)
- Emma Hayes (Chelsea Women)
- Sarah Wiegman (Holland/England)
FIFA Puskas Award
- Patrick Schick (Czech Republic vs Scotland, Euro 2020)
- Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal, Premier League)
- Mehdi Taremi (FC Porto vs Chelsea, UEFA Champions League)
Men’s World XI shortlist
Goalkeepers: Alisson Becker (Liverpool), Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan/Paris Saint-Germain), Edouard Mendy (Chelsea)
Defenders: David Alaba (Bayern Munich/Real Madrid), Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Dani Alves (Sao Paulo/Barcelona), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Ruben Dias (Manchester City)
Midfielders: Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona), Jorginho (Chelsea), N’Golo Kante (Chelsea)
Forwards: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus/Manchester United), Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan/Chelsea), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Paris Saint-Germain), Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain)
Women’s World XI shortlist
Goalkeepers: Laura Benkarth (Bayern Munich), Ann-Katrin Berger (Chelsea), Christiane Endler (Paris Saint-Germain/Lyon)
Defenders: Millie Bright (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Manchester City), Kadeisha Buchanan (Lyon), Ellie Carpenter (Lyon), Magdalena Eriksson (Chelsea), Irene Paredes (Barcelona), Wendie Renard (Lyon)
Midfielders: Estefania Banini (Levante/Atletico Madrid), Barbara Bonansea (Juventus), Aitana Bonmati (Barcelona), Delphine Cascarino (Lyon), Carli Lloyd (NJ/NY Gotham), Alexia Putellas (Barcelona)
Forwards: Pernille Harder (Chelsea), Sam Kerr (Chelsea), Marta (Orlando Pride), Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal), Alex Morgan (Tottenham Hotspur/Orlando Pride/San Diego Wave), Gabrielle Onguene (CSKA Moscow), Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign)
FIFA Fair Play Award
- Danish national team, medics and staff – For response to Christian Eriksen’s cardiac arrest at Euro 2020.
- Claudio Ranieri – For being “a gentleman through and through who always conducts himself impeccably”.
- Scot Brown – For his gesture when seeking out Glen Kamara before the Old Firm derby against Rangers after the midfielder was racially abused earlier that week.
FIFA Fan Award
- Denmark and Finland fans – As the UEFA EURO 2020 crowd waited for news on Christian Eriksen’s health, fans from both teams banded together in an emotional tribute. Finnish fans chanted “Christian!” and Danish supporters responded with “Eriksen”.
- German football fans – After devastating floods killed over 170 people and left more than 150 missing, fans of clubs came together to raise aid in the form of money, food and other supplies.
- Imogen Papworth-Heidel – The 11-year-old who organised a 7.1 million keepy-uppy challenge to raise money for the UK’s key workers.
The Best FIFA Awards will be streamed live in a virtual award ceremony on January 17.