Barcelona forward and captain Lionel Messi bagged the FIFA Men’s Player of the Year award and US’ Megan Rapinoe was named the Women’s Player of the Year.
This is the sixth time Messi has bagged the award after sweeping it in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015. He had ensured Barcelona’s victory in the La Liga and helped the team reach the semi-finals in the Champions League.
Rapinoe, who captained her team to victory in this year’s World Cup has also won the Golden Ball and Golden Boot for her top performance in the tournament.
Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp was named men’s coach of the year after a season in which they beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 to lift the Champions League trophy.
Klopp was nominated for the award along with two other Premier League bosses – Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola and Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino.
Meanwhile, USA’s FIFA World Cup-winning coach Jill Ellis was named the Best Women’s Coach of the Year award.
Here’s the complete list of the winners-
- Best Fifa Men’s Player– Lionel Messi
- Best Fifa Women’s Player- Megan Rapinoe
- Best Fifa Men’s Coach– Jurgen Klopp
- Best Fifa Women’s Coach– Jill Ellis
- FIFA PUskas Award- Daniel Zsori
- Best Fifa Men’s Goalkeeper – Alisson Becker
- Best Fifa Women’s Goalkeeper – Sari van Veenandaal
- FIFA Fan Award- Silvia Grecco
- FIFPro Men’s World XI– Alisson Becker (BRA) – Liverpool, Matthijs de Ligt (NED) – Ajax / Juventus, Sergio Ramos (ESP) – Real Madrid, Virgil van Dijk (NED) – Liverpool, Marcelo (BRA) – Real Madrid, Luka Modric (CRO) – Real Madrid, Frenkie de Jong (NED) – Ajax/Barcelona, Eden Hazard (BEL) – Chelsea/ Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo (POR) – Juventus, Kylian Mbappe (FRA) – Paris Saint-Germain, Lionel Messi (ARG) – Barcelona
- FIFPro Women’s World XI – Sari van Veenendaal (NED) – Arsenal / Atletico Madrid, Lucy Bronze (ENG) – Olympique Lyonnais, Wendie Renard (FRA) – Olympique Lyonnais, Nilla Fischer (SWE) – VfL Wolfsburg / Linkopings, Kelley O’Hara (USA) – Utah Royals, Amandine Henry (FRA) – Olympique Lyonnais, Julie Ertz (USA) – Chicago Red Stars, Rose Lavelle (USA) – Washington Spirit, Megan Rapinoe (USA) – Reign FC, Marta (BRA) – Orlando Pride, Alex Morgan (USA) – Orlando Pride