Lionel Messi and Jurgen Klopp take home top men’s honours
Megan Rapinoe and Jill Ellis pick up top women’s awards
Alisson and Sari van Veenendaal named The Best Goalkeepers
In an event very much geared towards celebrating the women’s game, to honour the legacy of the record-breaking France 2019, Sari van Veenendaal was named the inaugural The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper, joining her custodian counterpart Alisson who picked up The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper award.
There was recognition for a women’s ‘dream team’ for the first time at The Best FIFA Football Awards, with FIFA and FIFPro combining for the first time to honour the FIFA FIFPro Women’s World11. The recipients of the inaugural award were a veritable who’s who of France 2019, with the aforementioned Sari van Veenendaal joined by USA stars Kelley O’Hara, Julie Ertz, Rose Lavelle, Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe as well as French duo Wendie Renard and Amandine Henry, Brazilian legend Marta, England’s outstanding performer Lucy Bronze and Swedish rock Nilla Fischer.