FIFA Best Player Awards: Halaand, Salah shortlisted for FIFA ‘The Best’ 2021 awards aling with Messi, Ronaldo

FIFA Best Player Awards: Halaand, Salah shortlisted for FIFA 'The Best' 2021 awards aling with Messi, Ronaldo: Check full list
FIFA Best Player Awards: Halaand, Salah shortlisted for FIFA 'The Best' 2021 awards aling with Messi, Ronaldo: Check full list

FIFA Best Player Awards: FIFA reveal the shortlist for ‘The Best’ 2021 awards: FIFA has revealed the candidates shortlisted for The Best FIFA Football Awards™ 2021. Liverpool’s star forward Mohamed Salah, Borussia Dortmund star Erling Halaand and Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema along with usual suspects Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Robert Lewandowski were nominated for the Best FIFA Men’s Player Award 2021.

The winners will be revealed at an online ceremony on 17 January 2022.

FIFA Best Player Awards: Halaand, Salah shortlisted for FIFA ‘The Best’ 2021 awards aling with Messi, Ronaldo

Chelsea won the Champions League last season and England reached the Euro 2020 final but no English player has made the shortlist for the annual award for the men’s player.

Meanwhile, Jorginho, a double European champion with Chelsea and Italy, was joined by club teammate N’Golo Kanté among 11 candidates to be voted FIFA’s best player in the 2020-21 season.

Votes from national team captains and coaches, fans and media worldwide will be collected through December 10.

FIFA Best Player Awards: Two expert panels – one for women’s football and one for men’s football – selected the candidates for each category.

The nominees are listed below in alphabetical order:

The Best FIFA Women’s Player

  • Stina Blackstenius (Sweden / BK Häcken)

  • Aitana Bonmatí (Spain / FC Barcelona)

  • Lucy Bronze (England / Manchester City WFC)

  • Magdalena Eriksson (Sweden / Chelsea FC Women)

  • Caroline Graham Hansen (Norway / FC Barcelona)

  • Pernille Harder (Denmark / Chelsea FC Women)

  • Jennifer Hermoso (Spain / FC Barcelona)

  • Ji Soyun (Korea Republic / Chelsea FC Women)

  • Sam Kerr (Australia / Chelsea FC Women)

  • Vivianne Miedema (Netherlands / Arsenal WFC)

  • Alexia Putellas (Spain / FC Barcelona)

  • Christine Sinclair (Canada / Portland Thorns FC)

  • Ellen White (England / Manchester City WFC)

The Best FIFA Men’s Player:

  • Karim Benzema (France / Real Madrid CF)

  • Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium / Manchester City FC)

  • Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal / Juventus FC / Manchester United FC)

  • Erling Haaland (Norway / BV Borussia 09 Dortmund)

  • Jorginho (Italy / Chelsea FC)

  • N’Golo Kanté (France / Chelsea FC)

  • Robert Lewandowski (Poland / FC Bayern München)

  • Kylian Mbappé (France / Paris Saint-Germain)

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

  • Neymar (Brazil / Paris Saint-Germain)

  • Mohamed Salah (Egypt / Liverpool FC)

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The Best FIFA Women’s Coach:

  • Lluís Cortés (Spain / FC Barcelona)

  • Peter Gerhardsson (Sweden / Swedish national team)

  • Emma Hayes (England / Chelsea FC Women)

  • Beverly Priestman (England / Canadian national team)

  • Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands / Dutch national team / English national team)

The Best FIFA Men’s Coach: *

  • Antonio Conte (Italy / FC Internazionale Milano / Tottenham Hotspur FC)

  • Hansi Flick (Germany / FC Bayern München / German national team)

  • Pep Guardiola (Spain / Manchester City FC)

  • Roberto Mancini (Italy / Italian national team)

  • Lionel Sebastián Scaloni (Argentina / Argentinian national team)

  • Diego Simeone (Argentina / Atlético de Madrid)

  • Thomas Tuchel (Germany / Chelsea FC)

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The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper:

  • Ann-Katrin Berger (Germany / Chelsea FC Women)

  • Christiane Endler (Chile / Paris Saint-Germain / Olympique Lyonnais)

  • Stephanie Lynn Marie Labbé (Canada / FC Rosengård / Paris Saint-Germain)

  • Hedvig Lindahl (Sweden / Atlético de Madrid Femenino)

  • Alyssa Naeher (USA / Chicago Red Stars)

The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper:

  • Alisson Becker (Brazil / Liverpool FC)

  • Gianluigi Donnarumma (Italy / AC Milan / Paris Saint-Germain)

  • Édouard Mendy (Senegal / Chelsea FC)

  • Manuel Neuer (Germany / FC Bayern München)

  • Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark / Leicester City FC)

FIFA reveal the shortlist for ‘The Best’ 2021 awards