FIFA has announced their all new “The Best Football Awards” which will replace the FIFA Ballon d’Or. The first ever The Best FIFA Football award ceremony will take place on 9th January 2017 and it will followed the similar guidelines to previous FIFA Ballon d’Or awards. At the start of this season, FIFA and FranceFootball parted company as Ballon d’Or return to its original format where FranceFootball will take full control of the voting and award decisions.
FIFA however introduced their own version of yearly football awards but the name is rather bizarre as it will be known as “The Best FIFA Football Awards” There will be four different individual awards handed out on 9th January 2016 in the lavish ceremony at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich. Women and Mens player of the years. Coach of the year and the all new ” FIFA Fan Award”
Best FIFA Football Award Guidelines & Nominations:
Below are some of the guidelines on how the voting system will work and when FIFA best player of the year award will be announced.
The Best FIFA Men’s Player of the Year Award: FIFA will be announcing shortlist for all of the four awards in the coming weeks. The major award will be “Men’s FIFA Best player of the year” for which 10 players will be shortlisted and fifa will announce the list on Friday, 04 November 2016.
- FIFA has introduced a new voting system where the winners will be decided where 50% of the result will be based on national team coaches and captains votes while other 50% will be decided by the fans via online public ballot & around 200 media representatives.
- Once the voting period is over, FIFA will announced the shortlist of top 3 players and the winner will be announced in the lavish ceremony on 9th January 2017.
Other Awards: There will be several other awards including women player of the year, Coach of the year and the Fans Favourite Moment of the year.