FIFA has revealed the candidates short-listed  for The Best FIFA Football Awards 2021, with the winners set to be revealed at an online ceremony on 17 January 2022.

The nominees are listed below in alphabetical order:

The Best FIFA Women’s Player:

  • Stina Blackstenius {Sweden/BK Hacken}
  • Aitana Bonmati {Spain/FC Barcelona}
  • Lucy Bronze {England/ Manchester City WFC}
  • Magdalena Eriksson {Sweden/Chelsea WFC}
  • Caroline Graham Hansen {Norway/ FC Barcelona Women}
  • Pernille Harder {Denmark/Chelsea FC Women}
  • Jennifer Hermoso {Spain/FC Barcelona Women}
  • Ji Soyun {Korea Republic/Chelsea FC Women}
  • Sam Kerr {Australia/Chelsea FC Women}
  • Vivianne Miedema {Netherlands/Arsenal WFC}
  • Alexia Putellas {Spain/FC Barcelona Women}
  • Christian Sinclair {Canada/Portland Thorns FC}
  • Ellen White {England/Manchester City WFC}

The Best FIFA Men’s Player:

  • Karim Benzima {France/Real Madrid FC}
  • Kevin De Bruyne{Belgium/Manchester City}
  • Cristiano Ronaldo {Portugal/ Juventus FC/Manchester United}
  • Erling Braut Haaland {Norway/Borussia 09 Dortmund}
  • Jorginho Luis Frello {Italy/Chelsea FC}
  • N’Golo Kante’ {France/Chelsea FC}
  • Robert Lewandowski {Poland/FC Bayern Munich}
  • Kylian Mbappe’ {France/Paris Saint-Germain}
  • Lionel Messi {Argentina/FC Barcelona/Paris Saint-Germain}
  • Neymar Jr {Brazil/Paris Saint-Germain}
  • Mohamed Salah {Egypt/Liverpool FC}

The Best FIFA Women’s Coach:

  • Lluis Cortes {Spain/FC Barcelona}
  • Peter Gerhardson {Sweden/Swedish National Team}
  • Emma Hayes {England/Chelsea FC Women}
  • Sarina Wiegman {Netherlands/Dutch National Team/English National Team}

The Best FIFA Men’s Coach:

  • Antonio Conte {Italy/FC Internazionale Milano/Tottenham Hotspur FC}
  • Hansi Flick {Germany/FC Bayern Munchen/ German National Team}
  • Pep Guardiola {Spain/Manchester City FC}
  • Roberto Mancini {Italy/Italian National Team}
  • Diego Simeone {Argentina/Atletico de Madrid}
  • Thomas Tuchel { Germany/Chelsea FC}

The Best Women’s Goalkeeper:

  • Ann-Katrin Berger {Germany/Chelsea FC Women}
  • Christiane Endler {Chile/Paris Saint-Germain/Olympique Lyonnais}
  • Stephanie Lynn Marie Labbe {Canada/FC Rosengard/Paris Saint-Germain}
  • Hedvig Lindahl {Sweden/Atletico de Madrid Femenino}
  • Alyssa Naeher {USA/Chicago Red Stars}

The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper:

  • Allison Becker {Brazil/Liverpool FC}
  • Gianluigi Donnarumma {Italy/AC Mian/Paris Saint-Germain}
  • Edouard Mendy {Senegal/Chelsea FC}
  • Manuel Neuer {Germany/FC Bayern Munchen}
  • Kasper Schemeichel [Denmark/ Leicester City FC}