The Best Fifa Awards 2018: Here’s All You Should Know About Today’s Awards
The world’s best male and female footballers will be named at the Best Fifa Football Awards in London today, Monday (September 24).
Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah are the finalists for the men’s player award for 2018 – with no place for Lionel Messi.
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) September 24, 2018
Ada Hegerberg, Dzsenifer Marozsan and Marta are the nominees for the women’s player award.
British actor Idris Elba and French journalist Anne-Laure Bonnet host the show.
Venue for the awards?
This year’s ceremony will be held at the Royal Festival Hall, on London’s Southbank.
What time is it?
The ceremony is scheduled to run from 6:30pm UK time to 10:30 at night.
What awards are Fifa offering this year?
- The Best Fifa Men’s Player
- The Best Fifa Women’s Player
- The Best Fifa Men’s Coach
- The Best Fifa Women’s Coach
- The Best Fifa Goalkeeper
- The Fifa Fair Play Award
- The Fifa Puskás Award
- The Fifa Fan Award
- Fifa Fifpro World11
The Best Fifa Men’s Player
- Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus & Portugal)
- Luka Modric (Real Madrid & Croatia)
- Mohamed Salah (Liverpool & Egypt)
The Best Fifa Women’s Player
- Ada Hegerberg (Lyon & Norway)
- Dzsenifer Marozsan (Lyon & Germany)
- Marta (Orlando Pride & Brazil)
The Best Fifa Men’s Coach
- Zlatko Dalic (Croatia)
- Didier Deschamps (France)
- Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid)
The Best Fifa Women’s Coach
- Reynald Pedros (Lyon)
- Asako Takakura (Japan)
- Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands)
The Fifa Puskás Award
- Gareth Bale (Real Madrid vs Liverpool)
- Denis Cheryshev (Russia vs Croatia)
- Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid vs Juventus)
- Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (AEK vs Olympiakos)
- Giorgian De Arrascaeta (Cruzeiro vs America MG)
- Riley McGree (Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne City)
- Lionel Messi (Argentina vs Nigeria, World Cup)
- Benjamin Pavard (France vs Argentina, World Cup)
- Ricardo Quaresma(Portugal vs Iran, World Cup)
- Mohamed Salah (Liverpool vs Everton)
The Fifa Goalkeeper Award
- Thibaut Courtois (Belgium & Real Madrid)
- Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark & Leicester)
- Hugo Lloris (France & Tottenham)
This is the third year of the Best Fifa awards after the world governing body’s six-year association with the Ballon d’Or came to an end.
This is the first year since 2006 that Lionel Messi has not been in the final three of Fifa’s top award – then called the Fifa World Player of the Year.