IT’S that time of year again as Fifa celebrate the brightest stars in world football at their Best Awards.
Robert Lewandowski scooped the Best Men’s player award at last year’s event, but there is no place on the podium for Cristiano Ronaldo.
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The Man Utd forward – who won this gong in 2016 and 2017 – was included in the initial eleven-man shortlist when it was released last November but didn’t make the final cut.
When is Fifa Best Awards?
- The ceremony is all set for TONIGHT – January 17.
- It will be held at Fifa HQ in Zurich, Switzerland.
- Things get underway at 6pm GMT.
- Lewandowski is the current holder of the award, but Lionel Messi beat him to seventh Ballon d’Or last year.
Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on?
There is no TV channel in the UK for this event, but it will be live streamed for the world to watch.
Fifa will be providing a live stream from 6pm on their official website.
You can also tune in by heading to their YouTube channel.
Who are the nominees?
As well as the coveted Best Men’s Player award, there are a host of other accolades to be dished out this evening.
Here’s the awards in question and the nominees for each:
Best Men’s Player
- Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
- Lionel Messi (PSG)
- Mohammed Salah (Liverpool)
Best Women’s Player
- Jennifer Hermoso (Barcelona)
- Sam Kerr (Chelsea)
- Alexia Putellas (Barcelona)
Best Men’s Coach
- Pep Guardiola (Man City)
- Roberto Mancini (Italy)
- Thomas Tuchel (Chelsea)
Best Women’s Coach
- Lluis Cortes (Barcelona)
- Emma Hayes (Chelsea)
- Sarina Weigman (Netherlands)
Best Men’s Goalkeeper
- Gianluigi Donnarumma (PSG)
- Edouard Mendy (Chelsea)
- Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich)
Best Women’s Goalkeeper
- Ann-Katrin Berger (Chelsea)
- Christiane Endler (Lyon)
- Stephanie Lynn Marie Labbe (PSG)
Puskas Award (Best goal)
- Erik Lamela – Tottenham vs Arsenal (Premier League, March 14 2021)
- Patrik Schick – Czech Republic vs Scotland (Euro 2020, June 4 2021)
- Mehdi Taremi – Porto vs Chelsea (Champions League, April 13 2021)