ZURICH: The planet’s top players, coaches, fans, goals, and acts of fair play will be recognised when London stages the eighth edition of what is now The Best FIFA Football Awards.

The event on Monday, January 15, will be the third time that FIFA has held the awards in London, after 2016 and 2017.

Nominees for eight of The Best awards were announced in September 2023. From these shortlists, three finalists in a majority of categories have been selected by an international jury comprising of four groups: national team coaches, national team captains, specialist journalists, and fans who voted on FIFA’s official website. More than one million fan votes were recorded worldwide.

Selections from the four voting groups – coaches, captains, journalists, and fans – each count for 25 per cent of the total vote, irrespective of the number of voters from each group.

FIFA will announce the finalists for key award categories over the coming weeks.

The following eleven awards will be presented at the ceremony:

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 Women’s Goalkeeper

The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper

FIFA Puskás Award (awarded for the best goal of the year)

FIFA Fan Award

FIFA Fair Play Award

FIFA FIFPRO Women’s World 11

FIFA FIFPRO Men’s World 11