FIFA has announced the final nominees for The Best FIFA Women’s Player and The Best FIFA Men’s Player of the Year. Robert Lewandowski (Poland/FC Bayern München, Lionel Messi (Argentina/FC Barcelona/Paris Saint-Germain) and Mohamed Salah (Egypt/Liverpool FC) are the three nominees for the Best Men’s Player award.
The virtual awards ceremony will be broadcast live from the Home of FIFA in Zurich on January 17. FIFA Legends Kristine Lilly and Sami Khedira discussed the nominees during a live-streamed announcement event and analysed their chances of winning these prestigious prizes.
The final three nominees for The Best FIFA Women’s Player are:
Jennifer Hermoso (Spain/FC Barcelona), Sam Kerr (Australia/Chelsea FC Women) and
Alexia Putellas (Spain/FC Barcelona).
These two awards are given to the outstanding players in women’s and men’s football as voted for by an international jury respectively comprising the current coaches of all women’s/men’s national teams (one per team), the current captains of all women’s/men’s national teams (one per team), one specialist journalist from each territory represented by a national team and fans registered on FIFA.com.
The full voting and award process is detailed in the Rules of Allocation. All the winners of The Best FIFA Football Awards 2021, including the recipients of the FIFA Fan Award and the FIFA Fair Play Award, will be crowned on January 17 during a TV show broadcast live from the Home of FIFA in Zurich.