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Final three nominees for The Best FIFA Women’s Player and The Best FIFA Men’s Player announced

  • FIFA has announced the final nominees for The Best FIFA Women’s Player and The Best FIFA Men’s Player

  • FIFA Legends Kristine Lilly and Sami Khedira discussed the finalists during a live online event

  • The virtual awards ceremony will be broadcast live from the Home of FIFA in Zurich on 17 January

FIFA has announced the finalists for The Best FIFA Women’s Player and The Best FIFA Men’s Player awards. 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 (in alphabetical order):

  • Jennifer Hermoso (Spain / FC Barcelona)

  • Sam Kerr (Australia / Chelsea FC Women)

  • Alexia Putellas (Spain / FC Barcelona)

The final three nominees for The Best FIFA Men’s Player are (in alphabetical order):

  • Robert Lewandowski (Poland / FC Bayern München)

  • Lionel Messi (Argentina / FC Barcelona / Paris Saint-Germain)

  • Mohamed Salah (Egypt / Liverpool FC)

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 17 January during a TV show broadcast live from the Home of FIFA in Zurich.

You can view the final nominees in the other categories by following the links below: FIFA Puskás Award The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper / The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper The Best FIFA Women’s Coach / The Best FIFA Men’s Coach

FIFA Fan Award FIFA Fair Play Award

To keep up with the latest news about The Best FIFA Football Awards, visit FIFA.com and check out FIFA’s accounts on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

You can join the discussion about who should win the awards by using the hashtag #TheBest.