FIFA ‘BEST’ Awards Explained: Who’s Nominated, Where Is It And Where?
On September 24th 2018, FIFA will host their annual ‘Best Awards’, celebrating some of the world’s greatest talents and their achievements over the last year.
Held in London at the Royal Festival Hall, this year’s awards has a huge World Cup influence, with many of the nominees having impressed the organisation in Russia this summer.
From the Best Goalkeeper and Coach awards to the Best Goal and Best Fan accolades, this year’s ceremony is set to be one of the biggest yet.
It is also likely to be one of the most watched as Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t have the competition of Lionel Messi in the final three this year.
We take you through everything you need to know about this year’s awards, why it is different from the Ballon d’Or and showcase all the nominees for all the so you can make your own decision as to who should win, before the 24th September.
FIFA Pro World 11
The actual World 11 will be announced on the night of the awards, but this was the team from last year’s ceremony, with host Idris Elba:
Gianluigi Buffon; Dani Alves, Leonardo Bonucci, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo; Toni Kroos, Andres Iniesta, Luka Modric; Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar.
Best Goalkeeper Nominees
The ‘Best Goalkeeper’ award is dominated by Premier League quality, although Thibaut Courtois now plays his football at Real Madrid, he spent last season at Chelsea.
World Cup winner Hugo Lloris will be gutted if he cannot claim the award this season, considering his performances as captain of France.
Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel makes up the three thanks to his incredible record with Denmark.