The three finalists for seven different awards have been revealed, with the winners to be crowned in London on 15 January.
The finalists for The Best FIFA Football Awards™ 2023, honouring the outstanding members of the world’s most popular sport, have been revealed.
From an initial list of nominees announced in September, three finalists in seven categories have been selected, with the winners to be announced at a glittering awards ceremony that will take place on 15 January 2024 in London.
The Best FIFA Men’s Player finalists
The Best FIFA Women’s Player finalists
FIFA Puskás Award finalists
The Best FIFA Men’s Coach finalists
The Best FIFA Women’s Coach finalists
The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper finalists
The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper finalists
The Best FIFA Football Awards reward the standout candidates in each field, regardless of championship or nationality, for their respective achievements during the designated qualifying period.
The qualifying period for the women’s awards – The Best Women’s Player, The Best Women’s Coach and The Best Women’s Goalkeeper – was from 1 August 2022 to 20 August 2023, the date of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Final.
For the men’s awards – The Best Men’s Player, The Best Men’s Coach and The Best Men’s Goalkeeper – the qualifying period was between 19 December 2022 and 20 August 2023.
The FIFA Puskás Award will be presented to the scorer of the best goal in the relevant qualifying period – between 19 December 2022 and 20 August 2023.
The three finalists in the majority of categories were selected by an international jury comprising of four groups: national team coaches, national team captains, football journalists, and fans who voted on FIFA’s official website, with over one million fan votes recorded worldwide.
Selections from the four voting groups – coaches, captains, journalists, and fans – each count for 25 per cent of the total vote, irrespective of the number of voters from each group.
The FIFA Puskás Award finalists were determined by a combination of fan votes and expert panelists.