Best FIFA Shortlists to Be Announced Today


The nominees for the Best FIFA Football Awards will be revealed today in four categories.

The public will vote for the winner from a shortlist of the top 10 players and coaches in 2019 in each group.

The first set of nominees will be announced at noon for the best women’s coach, followed by the best men’s coach an hour later.

The top 10 best women’s players will be revealed at 2:00pm and the men’s an hour later.

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric won the men’s prize for best player in 2018 – the first time in 11 years Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi failed to come out on top in a world footballer of the year award.

Portugal striker Ronaldo came second, while Liverpool’s 2017-18 Premier League top scorer Mohamed Salah was voted in third.

France manager Didier Deschamps – whose side beat Modric’s Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final – was named best men’s coach.

In the female category, Brazil legend Marta picked up her sixth award as best women’s player after leading her country to the Copa America Femenina title.

She beat Germany captain Dzsenifer Marozsan in second, while Norwegian Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg came in third.

Lyon’s Reynald Pedros led his side to the league and Women’s Champions League double in his first season in charge and picked up the women’s coach award.