List of winners at the Best FIFA Football Awards™ 2021Ruth Torty 18th January 2022 0 COMMENTS
The Best FIFA Football Awards™ 2021 ceremony was held for the sixth time on January 17, 2022. The award ceremony which honours the most outstanding members of football was held in a hybrid fashion (both virtual and in person) due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Some of the Best FIFA Football Awards™ 2021 categories include Best Goalkeeper (Male), Best Player (Male), Best Coach (Male), Best Goalkeeper (Female), Best Player (Female) and Best Coach (Female). Keep reading to see the complete list of awardees.
Winners in the Women’s Category.
The Best FIFA Women’s Coach: Emma Hayes
The Best Women’s Player of the Year: Alexia Putellas
The Best Women’s Goalkeeper: Christiane Endler
The women’s special award: Christine Sinclair
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Goalkeeper: Christiane Endler (Paris Saint-Germain/Olympique Lyonnais)
Defenders: Millie Bright (Chelsea FC Women), Lucy Bronze (Manchester City WFC), Magdalena Eriksson (Chelsea FC Women) and Wendie Renard (Olympique Lyonnais)
Midfielders: Estefanía Banini (Levante UD/Atlético de Madrid Femenino), Barbara Bonansea (Juventus FC Women) and Carli Lloyd (NJ/NY Gotham FC)
Forwards: Marta (Orlando Pride), Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal WFC) and Alex Morgan (Tottenham Hotspur FC Women/Orlando Pride/San Diego Wave FC)
Winners in the Men’s Category.
The Best Men’s Coach: Thomas Tuchel
The Best Men’s Player of the Year: Robert Lewandowski
Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper: Édouard Mendy
The Puskas Award: Eric Lamela. According to FIFA, The FIFA Puskás Award is given to ‘the player judged to have scored the most aesthetically significant goal, regardless of championship, gender or nationality and scored without the result of luck or a mistake and in support of fair play.’
The Men special award: Cristiano Ronaldo
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Goalkeeper: Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan/Paris Saint-Germain).
Defenders: David Alaba (FC Bayern München/Real Madrid CF), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus FC) and Rúben Dias (Manchester City FC)
Midfielders: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City FC), Jorginho (Chelsea FC) and N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea FC)
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus FC/Manchester United FC), Erling Haaland (BV Borussia 09 Dortmund), Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) and Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona/Paris Saint-Germain)
The FIFA Fair Play Award: Denmark National team/Danish medical team and staff
The Best FIFA Fan Award: The Denmark and Finland fans
You can catch the replay on television or watch the Best FIFA awards 2021 on YouTube.
Ruth Torty is a biochemist, and freelance science writer. She writes to shed light on health issues, rare diseases and science research in Nigeria. She is also a creative writer and has published on different literary sites including Spillwords and Nnoko Stories. She is passionate about genomics and its role in healthcare.