Thursday 13 January 2022, 23:00

The Best: 3 days to go

There are just three days left until the winners of The Best FIFA Football Awards™ are revealed!


Lewandowski, Messi and Salah ensure three continents will be represented on the podium for the first time in 16 years. The same three – Africa, Europe and South America – were represented in 2005 courtesy of Samuel Eto’o, Lampard and Ronaldinho. A same-continent podium has occurred thrice, all courtesy of Europe: in 1991 (Matthaus, Papin and Lineker), 1992 (Van Basten, Stoichkov and Thomas Hassler) and 2001 (Figo, Beckham and Raul).

All the winners of The Best FIFA Football Awards™ 2021, including the recipients of the FIFA Fan Award and the FIFA Fair Play Award,will be crowned on 17 January during a TV show broadcast live from the Home of FIFA in Zurich.

You can view the final nominees in all categories by following the links below:

To keep up with the latest news about The Best FIFA Football Awards, visit and check out FIFA’s accounts on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

You can join the discussion about who should win the awards by using the hashtag #TheBest.