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Category: The Best Fifa Football Awards

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Megan Rapinoe: the world’s best player in every sense of the word

The World Cup champion has been transcendent, on and off the field. Fifa had no other option but to name her the best women’s player on the planetBy the time Megan Rapinoe stood in Stade de Lyon after July’s World Cup final, arms outstretched like a st…

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Megan Rapinoe calls out racism and homophobia in Fifa acceptance speech

USA star named world’s best female player in Fifa ceremonySays footballers must use platforms to effect change in societyMegan Rapinoe used her platform as the newly crowned player of the year at Fifa’s The Best awards to speak out against racism and h…

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Lionel Messi’s enduring luminous talent marks him out as The Best

It is easy to become a little inured but his achievements are astonishing – 54 goals, the European golden boot and Champions League top-scorerWas it ever really in doubt? Lionel Messi is The Best: it’s official. On a night of pomp, power?play and delic…

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Lionel Messi and Megan Rapinoe named Fifa footballers of the year

• Jürgen Klopp won The Best men’s coach award• Jill Ellis takes the women’s coach of the year awardBarcelona’s Lionel Messi and the USA World Cup winner Megan Rapinoe have been crowned players of the year at Fifa’s The Best awards, held at the stunning…

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Leeds United and Marcelo Bielsa win Fifa fair play award for Aston Villa game

Bielsa ordered team to let Villa equalise in crucial matchLeeds’ controversial opener sparked melee at Elland RoadLeeds United and their manager, Marcelo Bielsa, have won the 2019 Fifa Fair Play Award at the governing body’s annual award ceremony in Mi…

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The stars come out for the 2019 Fifa football awards in Milan – in pictures

Kylian Mbappé, Megan Rapinoe, Jürgen Klopp, Virgil Van Dijk, Lionel Messi and many more put on their best for the awards ceremony in Milan Continue reading…

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Fifa must do more to highlight the quality in the women’s game | Eni Aluko

Fifa got the Luka Modric decision right at the Best awards but naming Marta as the women’s best sends the wrong signalsFifa’s annual Best awards were held in London on Monday and it is fair to say they have created much debate. I can see why and no mor…