As we eagerly wait for this year’s the BEST ceremony, let’s take a look at all the key details about the event.
FIFA’s The Best awards celebrate the most prominent talents in world football every year. Fans across the world will have a chance to see their favourite stars compete for several prestigious individual awards.
With the next iteration of the awards nearing, let’s take a look at some of the key facts about this year’s ceremony.
When will the ceremony take place?
The Best awards will be presented on Monday, January 17, 2022.
The ceremony usually takes place in September. However, last year FIFA delayed it to mid-December due to the pandemic.
It seems that FIFA has decided to continue with their plans to change the usual date of the ceremony.
Who are the last year’s winners?
Last year, Robert Lewandowski and Lucy Bronze won Best Men’s Player of the Year and Best Women’s Player of the Year awards, respectively.
Manuel Neuer and Sarah Bouhaddi won the awards for FIFA’s best goalkeepers of the year.
Jurgen Klopp and Sarina Wiegman were awarded as the best coaches of the year for their exceptional achievements at Liverpool and the Netherlands national team, respectively.
Son Heung-min won last year’s Puskas Award for his incredible solo effort against West Ham.
Who are the favourites this year?
FIFA has not yet announced the nominees for this year’s awards.
The voting process will start on Monday, November 22 and end on Friday, December 10, 2021.
Top candidates to win the Men’s Player of the Year award include Robert Lewandowski, Lionel Messi, Jorginho, and Karim Benzema.
Barcelona’s Alexia Putellas and Jennifer Hermoso are top candidates for the Best Women’s Player of the Year award after spending a successful season at the Catalan side.
How to watch the BEST awards?
FIFA will stream the ceremony on multiple platforms, including Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter.
FIFA’s official website will also live stream the entire ceremony.