FIFA have revealed the candidates that their expert committees have shortlisted for The Best FIFA Football Awards 2021 (football news). While we compiled our list of most expensive football transfers, FIFA announced the nominees for The Best Football Awards 2021.
The Best Awards concern themselves with the best players, coaches, and goalkeepers in both men’s and women’s football.
Having selected their shortlist, and opened voting for fans, FIFA will now pick the 3 finalists in each category.
They will announce these final nominees in early January while virtually hosting the awarding ceremony itself on January 17, 2022.
Now, FIFA Announced the Nominees for The Best Football Awards 2021, and They Are:
Those that nominated for the Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper of the year are many. They include Alisson Becker (Liverpool), Gianluigi Donnarumma (PSG), Edouard Mendy (Chelsea), Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) and Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City).
For the award of FIFA’s best coach of 2021, Antonio Conte (Tottenham Hotspur) and Hansi Flick (Germany NT) are nominees.
Others are Pep Guardiola (Manchester City), Roberto Mancini (Italy NT), Lionel Scaloni (Argentina NT), Diego Simeone (Atletico Madrid).
Finally, Thomas Tuchel (Chelsea) is also on this shortlist for men’s coaches.
As for The Best FIFA’s Men’s Player, there are 11 men competing for the award.
The likes of Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund), Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Kylian Mbappe (PSG), Jorginho and N’Golo Kante (both from Chelsea), Lionel Messi and Neymar Junior (both from PSG) and Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) made it to the list of candidates for the prize.