LIVE coverage of The Best FIFA Football Awards 2020. Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, The Best FIFA Football Awards 2020 are still taking place, as the honour those from the 2019/20 season. The Best FIFA Football Awards 2020: live online. FIFA Best Awards – LIVE! Robert Lewandowski and Lucy Bronze were the big winners from tonight’s FIFA Best Awards ceremony, conducted virtually from Zurich.
The other awards which will be presented this evening, include best player, best goalkeeper, best goalkeeper, best men’s team coach, best women’s team coach and the Puskas award for the best goal. In addition the FIFPro XI from last season will also be selected.
The Best FIFA 2020 Award Winners
Best Men’s Player: Robert Lewandowski (Bayern)
Best Women’s Player: Lucy Bronze (Lyon)
Best Men’s Coach: Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool)
Puskas Award: Son (Tottenham)
Best Men’s Goalkeeper: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich)
Best Women’s Goalkeeper: Sarah Bouhaddi (Lyon)
Best Women’s Coach: Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands)
Fair Play Award: Mattia Agnese
Fan Award: Marivaldo Francisco da Silva
20:40. The Best FIFA Men’s Player
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich & Poland) is The Best! Beating Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus & Portugal) and Lionel Messi (Barcelona & Argentina).
Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski: “I feel fantastic. I am very proud and happy to be honest this is a great day for me, and also for my club and colleagues.
“This award also belongs to my colleagues, the coach and Bayern Munich in general. It is an incredible feeling, a lot of emotions.
“If you win such an award and share that title with Messi and Ronaldo, that is unbelievable and it means so much to me. A long time ago, I remember I was longing for something like this and now I can win such and award. This really means, regardless of where you come form, all that matters is what you put into it.
“For the entire world this year was difficult, the greatest highlight was winning the Champions League final – such a special day and evening, that was an incredible feeling. That was a great moment.
“Then we won the cup and got every title we could possibly win. We have a great coach, great team and we all work towards one goal.”
20:30. The Best FIFA Women’s Player
Lucy Bronze (Manchester City & England) wins, beating Pernille Harder (Chelsea & Denmark) and Wendie Renard (Lyon & France).
20:20. Two to go
We only have the best men’s and women’s player to be awarded. Who do you think will win?
The Best Men’s Award: Robert Lewandowski (Bayern), Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus), Lionel Messi (Barcelona).
The Best Women’s Award: Lucy Bronze (Olympique Lyonnais / Manchester City), Pernille Harder (VfL Wolfsburg / Chelsea), Wendie Renard (Olympique Lyonnais)
20:10 Maradona and Rossi tribute
Now we have a tribute to one of the greatest ever players, Diego Maradona, who recently passed away. In addition there was a tribute to Italy’s 1982 World Cup here Paolo Rossi.
“It’s difficult to express what Maradona meant for our country,” Sergio Goycochea said. “He was the best ambassador. My friend Diego… I still find it difficult to talk about him in the past tense.”
20:05. FIFA FIFPRO Men’s World11
Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Ramos, Davies, Kimmich, De Bruyne, Thiago, Messi, Lewandowski, Ronaldo.
“One of the keys is hunger to win,” Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos said. “That ambition and that excitement to want to keep winning things.
“I want to take the opportunity to thank FIFA and FIFPro and dedicate this award to all the victims of coronavirus and send my best wishes to all of them. [I want to] congratulate my teammates from the world XI and thank my Real Madrid and Spain teammates.”
20:00. FIFA FIFPRO Women’s World11
Endler, Bronze, Renard, Bright, Heath, Boquete, Bonansea, Rapinoe, Cascarino, Miedema, Harder.
19:50. FIFA Fan Award
Marivaldo Francisco da Silva wins the Fifa Fan Award for walking 64km to watch his team Sport Club do Recife play in each of their games, which took a whopping 11 hours!
19:45. FIFA Fair Play Award
Mattia Agnese wins the Fifa Fair Play Award for saving the life of an opponent who fell unconscious during a match between Cairese and Ospedaletti Calcio in Italy.
19:35. The Best FIFA Men’s Coach
Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool) wins, beating Marcelo Bielsa (Leeds) and Hans-Dieter Flick (Bayern Munich).
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: “I am [shocked]. I was sitting here because I thought last year I won it. I am here with my players. Thank you very much, wow.
“I have so many people to thank and most of all my coaches. If I had known we’d won it my coaches would be here with me. What we did in the last year is all about these boys.
“We didn’t dream 30 years but we dream already for a few years. It was absolutely exceptional and we all had a special year in an unfortunately not so positive way but for Liverpool fans at least we could make some highlights in a tricky period. I had no idea how it would feel and it felt absolutely overwhelming.”
19:30. The Best FIFA Women’s Coach
Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands) wins, beating Emma Hayes (Chelsea) and Jean-Luc Vasseur (Lyon.
19:25. FIFA Puskas Award for best goal
Son Heung-min (Tottenham v Burnley) wins, beating Luis Suarez (Barcelona v Mallorca) and Giorgian de Arrascaeta (Flamengo v Ceara).
Tottenham forward Son Heung-min: “Great, great! It was so nice – when I got the ball, I tried to pass, received it in my own box, couldn’t find any option and started to dribble, and after two seconds was in front of the goal – it was such a surprise, such a beautiful goal.
“They (my team-mates) should give me more options… I am joking! I made a great run, great goal, so I am grateful for my team-mates as well.
“After I scored, I didn’t realise it was that amazing – after the game, I watched it again, and was thinking ‘wow, this is something special’.
“During the game you focus, afterwards I was so surprised that I was so far away, so many people around me. It was an amazing feeling.”
The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper
Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich & Germany) wins, and beats Alisson (Liverpool & Brazil) and Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid & Slovenia).
19:15. The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper
Sarah Bouhaddi (Lyon & France) wins the first award of the night, beating out Christiane Endler (Paris Saint-Germain & Chile) and Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars & USA).
19:10. Tribute to Rashford’s work
With his 100,000 US Dollars will be given to help Marcus Rashford in his charity work as he is handed thre FIFA Foundation award for his work in the fight against child poverty, as well as convincing the UK government to offer free school meals to low-income families.
19:00. We are underway
The Best FIFA Awards 2020 have began with a video homage to the key workers who helped cope with the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Applause also came from the world’s best footballers.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino adds: “The crisis would have been more acute without the skill and bravery of so many frontline experts and specialists, professionals and volunteers around the world, whose work is truly inspirational.”
18:40. Will there be a surprise?
Lewandowski goes up against Messi and Cristiano for Best player, and all indications are that the Pole will emphatically win. However, could the other two spring a surprise?
Who should win the Best FIFA Award?
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18:30. The goals nominated for the Puskas Award.
Reshmin Chowdhury and Ruud Gullit will be the presenters for the virtual event from FIFA headquarters in Zurich, and the award for best goal of the 2019/20 season is always a very much anticipated one. Which is your favourite?
Puskas Award Nominee: Son Heung-min (Tottenham)
Nominated for the Puskas Award: Giorgian de Arrascaeta (Flamengo)
Nominated for The Best Award: Luis Suárez (Barcelona)
All the nominees for the Best FIFA Awards 2020
Not only will the best male footballer of the 2019/20 season be named, a host of other awards will be given out ad well, including two FIFPro XIs – male and female.
The Best: Award for the best FIFA player: Robert Lewandowski (Bayern), Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus), Lionel Messi (Barcelona).
The Best: FIFA Best Womens Player Award: Lucy Bronze (Olympique Lyonnais / Manchester City), Pernille Harder (VfL Wolfsburg / Chelsea), Wendie Renard (Olympique Lyonnais)
The Best: Award for the best FIFA goalkeeper: Alisson Becker (Liverpool), Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid).
The Best: FIFA Best Women’s Goalkeeper Award: Sarah Bouhaddi (Olympique Lyonnais), Christiane Endler (Paris Saint-Germain), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)
The Best: Best FIFA Men’s Soccer Coach Award: Marcelo Bielsa (Leeds), Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool), Hans-Dieter Flick (Bayern Munich)
The Best: FIFA Women’s Soccer Coach Award: Emma Hayes (Chelsea), Jean-Luc Vasseur (Olympique Lyonnais) Sarina Wiegman (Dutch National Team)
The Best: Puskas Award for the best goal: Giorgian de Arrascaeta (Flamengo), Son Heung Min (Tottenham) Luis Suarez (Barcelona / Atletico Madrid)
Lewandowski huge favourite
With the Best FIFA Awards set to get underway at 19:00 CET, Lewandowski is the runway favourite to be crowned best men’s player ahead of Cristiano and Messi.
Best Fifa Football Awards 2020: Robert Lewandowski wins men’s prize as Lucy Bronze is named best women’s player
Robert Lewandowski has been named best men’s player for 2020 at the Best Fifa Football Awards.
The Bayern Munich striker beat out Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus to claim the prize.
Lewandowski, nominated for the first time ever this year, was the top scorer in the Champions League, Bundesliga and DFB Pokal last season as his Bayern team won all three competitions.
The Poland international, 32, scored 34 goals in 31 appearances in the German top flight (plus four assists), six goals in five Pokal showings, and 15 goals in 10 Champions League outings (as well as six assists).So far this term, Lewandowski has already recorded 15 Bundesliga goals in 11 appearances and has netted three times in four Champions League games.
The women’s prize for best player went to England and Manchester City’s Lucy Bronze. The right-back, who joined City from Champions League winners Lyon this summer, was awarded the honour ahead of Chelsea’s Pernille Harder and former Lyon team-mate Wendie Renard.
At Lyon, Bronze last season won yet another treble – consisting of the Women’s Champions League, Division 1 Feminine and Coupe de France Feminine.
Elsewhere at the ceremony, Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford won the Fifa Foundation Award for his efforts to combat child food poverty this year. The Best FIFA Football Awards 2020 LIVE! Results as Lewandowski beats Messi and Ronaldo