The Best FIFA Football Awards 2017: These Are All The Winners

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lieke Martens were named Fifa men’s and women’s player of the year respectively at the annual ‘The Best’ football awards.

Ronaldo beat off competition from Lionel Messi and Neymar to win the men’s award for a fifth time. The award is decided through voting by national team players, coaches, media and fans.

Ronaldo took 43.16% of the total vote, but published results revealed that neither he nor Messi had deemed one another the best player of the past year. Messi garnered 19.25% of the vote  and Neymar 6.97%.

Asked how long he could keep playing like he does, Ronaldo said:

“I don’t know, I just enjoy the moment, the moment is great. I feel happy, I’m 32 and have won best player in the world and I’m so glad. I don’t know what’s going to happen in the next year. I just try to focus on the moment.”

Real Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane was named best men’s coach while the Netherlands’ Sarina Wiegman walking away with the award in the women’s category.

Celtic won the fan award after they honoured the club’s 1967 ‘Lisbon Lions’ with a stunning 360-degree card display on the 50th anniversary of their historic European Cup win.

Orlando Pirates’ Oscarine Masuluke, who was nominated for the Puskas award, lost out to Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud. Giroud’s goal received 36.1% of the 792,062 votes. Masuluke finished runner up with 27.48 % of the cotes.


The Best FIFA Football Awards 2017 winners

  • Cristiano Ronaldo wins Best FIFA Men’s Player
  • Lieke Martens wins Best FIFA Women’s Player
  • FIFA XI is: Buffon; Marcelo, Bonucci, Ramos, Alves; Iniesta, Modric, Kroos; Neymar, Ronaldo, Messi
  • Celtic win FIFA Fans Award
  • Sarina Wiegman wins Best FIFA Women’s Coach
  • Zinedine Zidane wins Best Male Coach
  • Gigi Buffon wins Best Goalkeeper
  • Olivier Giroud wins Puskas Award for best goal

The Best FIFA Football Awards 2017 finalists and full voting results

The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2017:
Cristiano Ronaldo: 43.16% of total votes
Lionel Messi: 19.25% of total votes
Neymar: 6.97% of total votes


The Best FIFA Women’s Player 2017:
Lieke Martens: 21.72% of total votes
Carli Lloyd: 16.28% of total votes
Deyna Castellanos: 11.69% of total votes

The Best FIFA Men’s Coach 2017:
Zinedine Zidane: 46.22% of total votes
Antonio Conte: 11.62% of total votes
Massimiliano Allegri: 8.78% of total votes

The Best FIFA Women’s Coach 2017
Sarina Wiegman: 36.24% of total votes
Nils Nielsen: 12.64% of total votes
Gérard Prêcheur: 9.37% of total votes

The Best FIFA Goalkeeper 2017
Gianluigi Buffon: 42.42% of total votes
Manuel Neuer: 32.32% of total votes
Keylor Navas: 10.10% of total votes

And these are the details for the awards decided by public voting:

FIFA Puskás Award 2017:
Olivier Giroud :  36.17 % of total votes
Oscarine Masukule : 27.48 % of total votes
Deyna Castellanos : 20.47  % of total votes

FIFA Fan Award 2017:
Celtic Supporters:  55.92 % of total votes
Borussia Dortmund supporters:  36.20 % of total votes
FC Copenhagen supporters: 7.88 % of total votes


Written by How South Africa

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