Defending champion Robert Lewandowski, record winner Lionel Messi and European champion and Champions League winner Jorginho are among the eleven candidates for FIFA’s election as “World Player of the Year”. The world association also announced the names of the candidates for other categories on Monday. All winners will be chosen on January 17, 2022 at a virtual TV show at FIFA headquarters in Zurich due to the corona pandemic.
The award will be given to the best players, coaches and goalkeepers of the 2020/21 season. The Fair Play and Fan Award and the Puskas Award for Goal of the Year are also given. The period for voting is from November 22nd to December 10th. The national team coaches and their captains, journalists and fans vote in a combined election about the best players and coaches.