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Nominees for 2021 FIFA The Best Awards

On Monday, world governing football body, FIFA, revealed the nominees for The Best Awards 2021, with the confirmation of winners scheduled for January 17, 2022, in an online ceremony.

On Monday, world governing football body, FIFA, revealed the nominees for The Best Awards 2021, with the confirmation of winners scheduled for January 17, 2022, in an online ceremony.

Expert panels in women’s and men’s football chose the nominees for each award.

Each category will be open for public voting until December 10, 2021, with FIFA announcing three finalists for each award in early 2022. The announcement categorised the long list under these classes:

The Best FIFA Women’s Player

The Best FIFA Men’s Player

The Best FIFA Women’s Coach

The Best FIFA Men’s Coach

The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper

The nominees for each category are as follows:

The Best FIFA Women’s Player

Stina Blackstenius (Sweden / BK Hacken)

Aitana Bonmati (Spain / Barcelona)

Lucy Bronze (England / Manchester City WFC)

Magdalena Eriksson (Sweden / Chelsea FC Women)

Caroline Graham Hansen (Norway / Barcelona)

Pernille Harder (Denmark / Chelsea FC Women)

Jennifer Hermoso (Spain / Barcelona)

Ji So-yun (Korea Republic / Chelsea FC Women)

Sam Kerr (Australia / Chelsea FC Women)

Vivianne Miedema (Netherlands / Arsenal WFC)

Ellen White (England / Manchester City WFC)

Alexia Putellas (Spain / Barcelona)

Christine Sinclair (Canada / Portland Thorns)

The Best FIFA Men’s Player

Karim Benzema (France / Real Madrid)

Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium / Manchester City)

Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal / Juventus / Manchester United)

Robert Lewandowski (Poland / Bayern Munich)

Lionel Messi (Argentina / Barcelona / Paris Saint-Germain)

Neymar (Brazil / Paris Saint-Germain)

Erling Haaland (Norway / Borussia Dortmund)

Jorginho (Italy / Chelsea)

N’Golo Kante (France / Chelsea)

Kylian Mbappe (France / Paris Saint-Germain)

Mohamed Salah (Egypt / Liverpool)

The Best FIFA Women’s Coach

Lluis Cortes (Spain / Barcelona)

Peter Gerhardsson (Sweden / Swedish national team)

Emma Hayes (England / Chelsea FC Women)

Beverly Priestman (England / Canadian national team)

Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands / Dutch national team / English national team)

The Best FIFA Men’s Coach

Antonio Conte (Italy / Inter / Tottenham Hotspur)

Hansi Flick (Germany / Bayern Munich / German national team)

Pep Guardiola (Spain / Manchester City)

Roberto Mancini (Italy / Italian national team)

Lionel Sebastian Scaloni (Argentina / Argentinian national team)

Diego Simeone (Argentina / Atletico Madrid)

Thomas Tuchel (Germany / Chelsea)

The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper

Ann-Katrin Berger (Germany / Chelsea FC Women)

Christiane Endler (Chile / Paris Saint-Germain / Olympique Lyonnais)

Stephanie Lynn Marie Labbe (Canada / Rosengard / Paris Saint-Germain)

Hedvig Lindahl (Sweden / Atletico Madrid Femenino)

Alyssa Naeher (USA / Chicago Red Stars)

The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper

Alisson Becker (Brazil / Liverpool)

Gianluigi Donnarumma (Italy / AC Milan / Paris Saint-Germain)

Edouard Mendy (Senegal / Chelsea FC)

Manuel Neuer (Germany / Bayern Munich)

Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark / Leicester City)

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