The world’s best football players and coaches will be recognised on Monday 9 January 2017 at the inaugural edition of The Best FIFA Football Awards.
FIFA announed that Zurich’s TPC studios will host the awards themselves.
FIFA has announced a breakoff from France Football in awarding Ballon d'Or awards with Cristiano Ronaldo winning the award for 2016.
However the FIFA footballer of the year award for men and women will eb decided tonight along with other awards.
Here are the awards to be handed out;
- The Best FIFA Men's Player Award (Nominees: Cristiano Ronaldo, Antoine Griezmann and Lionel Messi)
- The Best FIFA Women’s Player Award (Nominees: Melanie Behringer, Carli Lloyd and Marta)
- The Best FIFA Men’s Coach Award (Nominees: Claudio Ranieri, Fernando Santos and Zinedine Zidane)
- The Best FIFA Women’s Coach Award (Nominees: Jill Ellis, Silvia Neid and Pia Sundhage)
- The FIFA Puskás Award 2016 (Nominees: Marlone, Daniuska Rodriguez and Mohd Faiz Subri)
- The FIFA Fair Play Award
- The FIFA Fan Award (Nominees: ADO Den Haag supporters, Borussia Dortmund-Liverpool supporters and Iceland supporters)
After the awards, FIFA will announce the official FIFAPro XI of the best players of 2016.