FIFA The Best 2021: We know the nominations [OFICJALNIE]

FIFA has published the nominees for its FIFA The Best 2021 awards.

As every year, the prizes will be awarded in several categories. The most emotional distinction is, of course, for the best footballer in the world. The best coach and goalkeeper will also be awarded. FIFA will present statuettes in women’s football in the same categories.

Robert Lewandowski is among the players nominated for the award for the best footballer. The Polish forward has the opportunity to defend the title. He received the award last year, ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi. The Portuguese and the Argentinian are also on the list of nominees this time.

FIFA The Best 2021 – nominations:

Best Footballer
Karim Benzema (France / Real Madrid)
Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium / Manchester City)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal / Juventus / Manchester United)
Erling Braut Haaland (Norway / Borussia Dortmund)
Jorginho (Italy / Chelsea)
N’Golo Kanté (France / Chelsea)
Robert Lewandowski (Poland / Bayern)
Kylian Mbappé (France / Paris Saint-Germain)
Leo Messi (Argentina / FC Barcelona / Paris Saint-Germain)
Neymar (Brazil / Paris Saint-Germain)
Mohamed Salah (Egypt / Liverpool)

Best Female Soccer Player
Stina Blackstenius (Sweden / BK Häcken)
Aitana Bonmatí (Spain / FC Barcelona)
Lucy Bronze (England / Manchester City)
Magdalena Eriksson (Sweden / Chelsea)
Caroline Graham Hansen (Norway / FC Barcelona)
Pernille Harder (Denmark / Chelsea)
Jennifer Hermoso (Spain / FC Barcelona)
Ji Soyun (South Korea / Chelsea)
Sam Kerr (Australia / Chelsea)
Vivianne Miedema (Netherlands / Arsenal)
Alexia Putellas (Spain / FC Barcelona)
Christine Sinclair (Canada / Portland Thorns)
Ellen White (England / Manchester City)

Best Trainer in Men’s Football:
Antonio Conte (Italy / Inter / Tottenham)
Hansi Flick (Germany / Bayern / Germany team)
Pep Guardiola (Spain / Manchester City)
Roberto Mancini (Italy / Italy team)
Lionel Sebastián Scaloni (Argentina / Argentina national team)
Diego Simeone (Argentina / Atlético Madrid)
Thomas Tuchel (Germany / Chelsea)

Best Trainer in Women’s Football:
Lluís Cortés (Spain / FC Barcelona)
Peter Gerhardsson (Sweden / Sweden national team)
Emma Hayes (England / Chelsea)
Beverly Priestman (England / Canada national team)
Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands / the Netherlands national team / England team)

Best Goalkeeper
Alisson (Brazil / Liverpool)
Gianluigi Donnarumma (Italy / AC Milan / Paris Saint-Germain)
Édouard Mendy (Senegal / Chelsea)
Manuel Neuer (Germany / Bayern)
Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark / Leicester City)

Best Goalkeeper:
Ann-Katrin Berger (Germany / Chelsea)
Christiane Endler (Chile / Paris Saint-Germain / Olympique Lyon)
Stephanie Lynn Marie Labbé (Canada / FC Rosengård / Paris Saint-Germain)
Hedvig Lindahl (Sweden / Atlético Madrid)
Alyssa Naeher (United States / Chicago Red Stars)

FIFA has opened online voting for fanswho can choose their favorites in the above-mentioned categories. It will last until December 10. Captains and selectors of national teams from around the world and over 300 representatives of the media will also take part in the vote.

As part of FIFA The Best 2021, the following will also be selected:
FIFA FIFPRO Men’s Top Eleven;
Top FIFA FIFPRO Women’s Eleven;
Fair Play Award;
Ferenc Puskás Prize (Goal of the Year);
An award for fans.

The award ceremony is scheduled for January 17th.

About David Martin

David Martin is the lead editor for Spark Chronicles. David has been working as a freelance journalist.

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