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The Best FIFA Football Awards 2020: all the nominees

Take a look at the full list of finalists ahead of Thursday's fifth edition of The Best FIFA Football Awards gala, which this year is to be a virtual event.

Dancers perform during The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony, on September 23, 2019 in Milan. (Photo by Marco BERTORELLO / AFP)

A total of nine prizes are to be handed out when the fifth edition of The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony takes place on Thursday.

The Best Awards 2020: virtual gala broadcast from FIFA HQ

Best Men’s Player and Best Women’s Player are the headline awards in the gala, which due to the coronavirus pandemic is to be a virtual event broadcast from FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.

Scheduled to get underway at 19:00 CET, it is to be hosted by the sports journalist and broadcaster Reshmin Chowdhury and the former AC Milan and Netherlands star Ruud Gullit.

Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski is the favourite to be named The Best FIFA Men's Player for 2020.
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Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski is the favourite to be named The Best FIFA Men's Player for 2020.CHRISTOF STACHEAFP

Lewandowski the frontrunner for Best Men's Player

Bayern Munich and Poland's Robert Lewandowski is the overwhelming favourite to claim Best Men’s Player ahead of fellow finalists Cristiano Ronaldo and holder Lionel Messi, while the battle for Best Women’s Player between Lucy Bronze, Pernille Harder and Wendie Renard promises to be very close.

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FIFA FIFPRO World 11s also to be revealed

The seven other prizes to be presented on Thursday are: Best Men’s Coach, Best Women’s Coach, Best Men’s Goalkeeper, Best Women’s Goalkeeper, the FIFA Puskás Award, the FIFA Fan Award and the FIFA Fair Play Award.

The 2020 FIFA FIFPRO Men’s World 11 and Women’s World 11 will also be announced.

The Best FIFA Football Awards 2020: the nominees

The Best FIFA Women's Player:

Lucy Bronze (England / Lyon / Manchester City)

Pernille Harder (Denmark / Wolfsburg / Chelsea)

Wendie Renard (France / Lyon)

The Best FIFA Men's Player:

Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal / Juventus)

Robert Lewandowski (Poland / Bayern Munich)

Lionel Messi (Argentina / Barcelona)

The Best FIFA Women's Goalkeeper:

Sarah Bouhaddi (France / Lyon)

Christiane Endler (Chile / Paris Saint-Germain)

Alyssa Naeher (US / Chicago Red Stars)

The Best FIFA Men's Goalkeeper:

Alisson Becker (Brazil / Liverpool)

Manuel Neuer (Germany / Bayern Munich)

Jan Oblak (Slovenia / Atlético Madrid)

The Best FIFA Women's Coach:

Emma Hayes (England / Chelsea)

Jean-Luc Vasseur (France / Lyon)

Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands / Dutch national team)

The Best FIFA Men's Coach:

Marcelo Bielsa (Argentina / Leeds United)

Hans-Dieter Flick (Germany / Bayern Munich)

Jürgen Klopp (Germany / Liverpool)

FIFA Puskás Award:

Giorgian de Arrascaeta: Ceará SC vs CR Flamengo, 25 August 2019

Son Heung-min: Tottenham vs Burnley, 7 December 2019

Luis Suárez: Barcelona vs Real Mallorca, 7 December 2019

The Best FIFA Football Awards: live with AS English

The Best FIFA Football Awards 2020 are to be streamed on FIFA’s website and YouTube channel, while you will also be able to follow live-text coverage of the ceremony with AS English.

We’ll begin building up to the event shortly ahead of 19:00, before bringing you details of every award as it is announced.


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