In a celebration of football excellence, London is gearing up to host the eighth edition of The Best FIFA Football Awards on January 15, 2024.
The city, known for its passionate football culture, will once again be the stage for honoring the planet’s top players, coaches, fans, goals, and acts of fair play.
This event marks the third time that FIFA has chosen London as the venue for The Best FIFA Football Awards, with the previous award ceremonies held in 2017 and 2018.
The ceremony is set to bring together members of the global football family for a night of recognition and celebration of outstanding contributions to the world’s most popular sport.
Nominees for eight prestigious awards were unveiled in September 2023, with three finalists selected for each category by an international jury. This jury consists of four distinct groups: national team coaches, national team captains, specialist journalists, and fans who participated in the voting process on FIFA’s official website. With over a million fan votes recorded worldwide, the selection process ensures a diverse representation of opinions.
The voting system is designed to give equal weight to the perspectives of national team coaches, captains, journalists, and fans, with each group contributing 25 percent to the total vote. This approach emphasizes the inclusivity of the awards and reflects the global nature of football fandom.
Over the coming weeks, FIFA will gradually unveil the finalists for key award categories, building anticipation for the grand ceremony.
The awards to be presented include 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 for the best goal of the year, FIFA Fan Award, FIFA Fair Play Award, FIFA FIFPRO Women’s World 11, and FIFA FIFPRO Men’s World 11.