Robert Lewandowski has won the Best FIFA Men’s Player Award for the second time in a row, beating Lionel Messi and Mohamed Salah. Alexia Putellas, meanwhile, was recognised as The Best FIFA Women’s Player after previously winning the Ballon d’Or, while Edouard Mendy, Thomas Tuchel and Erik Lamela were among the others recognised.
Also, Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been recognised for his remarkable career achievements at The FIFA Best Awards of 2021. The 36-year-old broke the all-time record for men’s international goals when he scored a brace for Portugal against the Republic of Ireland, taking his tally to 115. His special award is the first to be handed out at the FIFA Best awards and it couldn’t go to a more deserving player.
Here’s a list of the awards announced:
Best Men’s Player: Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich
Best Women’s Player: Alexia Putellas, Barcelona
Best Men’s Coach: Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea
Best Women’s Coach: Emma Hayes, Chelsea
Best Men’s Goalkeeper: Edouard Mendy, Chelsea
Best Women’s Keeper: Christiane Endler, Lyon
Puskas Award (best goal): Erik Lamela, Tottenham
Best Fan Award: Denmark and Finland fans
FIFA Men’s World XI: Gianluigi Donnarumma, David Alaba, Leonardo Bonucci, Ruben Dias, Kevin De Bruyne, Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Cristiano Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski, Lionel Messi, Erling Haaland
FIFA Women’s World XI: Christiane Endler, Millie Bright, Lucy Bronze, Magdalena Eriksson, Wendie Renard, Estefania Banini, Barbara Bonansea, Carli Lloyd, Marta, Vivianne Miedema, Alex Morgan
Fair Play Award: Denmark national team/ Danish medical team and staff
FIFA Best Special Award: Christine Sinclair
FIFA Best Special Award: Cristiano Ronaldo