FIFA have revealed the nominees for FIFA’s The Best awards 2021. The winners of the awards will be revealed at an online ceremony on 17 January 2022.
These awards feature the best individual talents across football, with the nominee with the most votes getting the Best Men’s Player and Best Women’s Players honour. The fans can vote for their ‘The Best’ choices on FIFA.com. The voting will run until 1 am GMT on December 11, 2021.
The shortlist with the nominees for the FIFA Puskás Award (awarded for the best goal) will be announced at a later stage.
The Best Men’s Player of the Year 2021 nominees
On Monday, November 22, FIFA announced the nominees for this year’s ceremony.
Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski and Jorginho are this edition’s favourites for the award. While the likes of N’Golo Kante, Karim Benzema and Romelu Lukaku are also top contenders.
Robert Lewandowski was the winner of the 2020 FIFA The Best Men’s Player of the Year award.
|Karim Benzema||Real Madrid||France|
|Kevin De Bruyne||Manchester City||Belgium|
|Erling Haaland||Borussia Dortmund||Norway|
|Robert Lewandowski||Bayern Munich||Poland|
|Cristiano Ronaldo||Juventus/Manchester United||Portugal|
The Best Women’s Player of the Year 2021 nominees
Barcelona stars Alexia Putellas and Jennifer Hermoso are strong contenders after a dashing season with the Spanish giants.
Lucy Bronze was the winner of the 2020 FIFA The Best Women’s Player of the Year award.
|Stina Blackstenius||BK Hacken||Sweden|
|Lucy Bronze||Manchester City||England|
|Ji So-yun||Chelsea||South Korea|
|Ellen White||Manchester City||England|
|Christine Sinclair||Portland Thorns||Canada|
The Best FIFA Men’s Coach 2021 nominees
Thomas Tuchel and Roberto Mancini are favourites for the award, after winning the 2021 Champions League with Chelsea and Euro 2020 with Italy, respectively.
Jurgen Klopp was the winner of the 2020 FIFA The Best Men’s Coach of the Year award.
|Antonio Conte||Inter/Tottenham Hotspur||Italy|
|Hansi Flick||Bayern/German national team||Germany|
|Pep Guardiola||Manchester City||Spain|
|Roberto Mancini||Italy national team||Italy|
|Lionel Sebastian Scaloni||Argentina national team||Argentina|
|Diego Simeone||Atletico Madrid||Argentina|
The Best FIFA Women’s Coach 2021 nominees
Emma Hayes is a favourite as Chelsea Women’s manager, alongside Barcelona Women’s coach Lluis Cortes.
Sarina Wiegman was the winner of the 2020 FIFA The Best Women’s Coach of the Year award.
|Peter Gerhadsson||Sweden national team||Sweden|
|Beverly Priestman||Canada national team||England|
|Sarina Wiegman||Netherlands national team/England national team||Netherlands|
The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper 2021 nominees
Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy is a strong contender for the award, as is Bayern’s Manuel Neuer and Liverpool’s Alisson Becker.
Manuel Neuer was the winner of the 2020 FIFA The Best Men’s Goalkeeper of the Year award.
|Gianluigi Donnarumma||AC Milan/PSG||Italy|
|Manuel Neuer||Bayern Munich||Germany|
The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper 2021 nominees
Ann-Katrin Berger from Chelsea is in the running for the Women’s Goalkeeper award, alongside PSG and Lyon’s Christiane Endler.
Sarah Bouhaddi was the winner of the 2020 FIFA The Best Women’s Goalkeeper of the Year award.
|Stephanie Lynn Marie Labbe||Rosengard/PSG||Canada|
|Hedvig Lindahl||Atletico Madrid||Sweden|
|Alyssa Naeher||Chicago Red Stars||USWNT|
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