2019 Best FIFA Football Awards: General Info

A reproduction of the cup for the FIFA best football player award is displayed during a press conference held at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Five-time winners Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, and Virgil van Dijk are the 3 finalists for the FIFA best male player award while the United States forward Megan Rapinoe is the favorite for the female player award. The ceremony will take place at the La Scala theatre in Milan on Sep.23.

Liverpool center-back Virgil van Dijk will be the favorite, in spite of the presence of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Lionel Messi finds himself nominated in 2 categories, with his superb chip for Barcelona FC against Real Betis back in March a contender for the Ferenc Puskas Award that was given to the best goal scored during the year.

Date: Monday, September 23rd

Time: 7:30 p.m. BST/2:30 p.m. ET

TV Info: Sky Sports Main Event

Live Stream: FIFA Facebook, FIFA YouTube, Sky Go.

Here’s a look at the nominees, according to the FIFA official website:

The Best FIFA Men’s Player:

1. Lionel Messi, Argentina/Barcelona

2. Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal/Juventus

3. Virgil van Dijk, Netherlands/Liverpool

The Best FIFA Women’s Player:

1. Megan Rapinoe, USA/Reign FC

2. Lucy Bronze, England/Olympique Lyonnais Feminin

3. Alex Morgan, USA/Orlando Pride

The Best FIFA Men’s Coach:

1. Pep Guardiola, Spain/Manchester City

2. Mauricio Pochettino, Argentina/Tottenham Hotspur

3. Jurgen Klopp, Germany/Liverpool

The Best FIFA Women’s Coach:

1. Sarina Wiegman, Netherlands

2. Phil Neville, England national team

3. Jill Ellis, USA national team

The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper:

1. Ederson, Brazil/Manchester City

2. Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Germany/Barcelona

3. Alisson Becker, Brazil/Liverpool

The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper

1. Hedvig Lindahl, Sweden/Chelsea/VfL Wolfsburg

2. Sari van Veenendaal, Netherlands/Arsenal/Atl├ętico Madrid

3. Christiane Endler, Chile/Paris Saint-Germain

FIFA Puskas Award:

1. Lionel Messi (Argentina): Real Betis v. FC Barcelona (17 March 2019)

2. Daniel Zsori (Hungary): Debrecen FC v Ferencvaros TC (16 February 2019)

3. Juan Fernando Quintero (Colombia): River Plate v. Racing Club (10 February 2019).