Ballon d’Or

Buffon: Being a goalkeeper is in my nature

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 08:01:00 GMT

After winning the first ever The Best FIFA Goalkeeper Award, Italy and Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon sat down with FIFA.com to reflect on his career and to look ahead to an important 2018.

GORILLA mingles with footballing royalty

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 23:40:00 GMT

Thanks to his FIFA Interactive World Cup triumph, Spencer ‘GORILLA’ Ealing earned an invitation to The Best FIFA Football Awards™ in London on Monday.

Zidane: The players believe in my message

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 15:17:00 GMT

After being named The Best FIFA Men’s Coach, Zinedine Zidane gave a revealing interview to FIFA.com on his approach to coaching, his attributes in the job and France's World Cup hopes.

Ronaldo: A landmark moment in my career

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 22:29:00 GMT

Portugal and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was crowned The Best FIFA Men’s Player for the second year in a row in London on Monday evening, and the delighted attacker shared his thoughts on this achievement with FIFA.com directly afterwards.

Cristiano, Martens crowned The Best in London

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 21:06:00 GMT

Real Madrid’s star duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane were crowned The Best FIFA Men’s Player and Coach respectively, with Dutch duo Lieke Martens and Sarina Wiegman taking home the top individual women’s awards.

The Best leaving a legacy at Hackney Marshes

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 19:27:00 GMT

FIFA’s Deputy Secretary General Zvonimir Boban helped deliver new equipment to the historic Hackney Marshes footballing complex in London, in an event which will provide a legacy of The Best FIFA Football Awards™ being hosted in the city.

The Best: 1 day to go

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 11:35:00 GMT

There is just one day left until we reveal the winners of The Best FIFA Football Awards™ at a glittering ceremony at the world famous London Palladium.

Masuluke's trip of a lifetime

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 16:24:00 GMT

South African goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke grabbed world-wide headlines last year when he scored an equaliser for his club in a top flight match with an outrageous bicycle kick. He is now hoping to add to those headlines.

When Neymar became Neymar

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 10:12:00 GMT

With Neymar in the running for The Best FIFA Men’s Player award for 2017 at The Best FIFA Football Awards™, FIFA.com looks back to 2010 and an audacious goal that set tongues wagging and served notice of a special emerging talent. 

How to follow The Best with FIFA Digital

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 07:24:00 GMT

The Best FIFA Football Awards™ are coming to London on Monday 23 October – and you can follow the entire day’s events with FIFA's digital platforms!

The Best: 2 days to go

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 07:09:00 GMT

There are just two days left until we reveal the winners of The Best FIFA Football Awards™ at a glittering ceremony at the world famous London Palladium.

The Best: 3 days to go

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:56:00 GMT

There are just three days left until we reveal the winners of The Best FIFA Football Awards™ at a glittering ceremony at the world famous London Palladium.

Bolt: I would love to play football now

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:38:00 GMT

Retired sprinter Usain Bolt gives his thoughts on this year’s The Best FIFA Football Awards™ candidates, discusses his desire to start a career playing football and tells us what it takes to be the best.

Fernandez: What Zidane is achieving is exceptional

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:45:00 GMT

From one French icon to another, we chat with former Les Bleus star Luis Fernandez on one of his successors, Zinedine Zidane, with the UEFA EURO 1984 winner being full of praise for the Real Madrid boss and tipping him for awards success.

Hoyos: There’s no one like Messi

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:20:00 GMT

FIFA.com spoke exclusively with Angel Guillermo Hoyos, the man who coached Lionel Messi at Barcelona from 2000 to 2003 and the first person to compare him with Argentina legend Diego Maradona.

The Best: 4 days to go

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:39:00 GMT

There are just four days left until we reveal the winners of The Best FIFA Football Awards™ at a glittering ceremony at the world famous London Palladium.

Messi cracks another milestone

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:51:00 GMT

Barcelona forward and The Best nominee Lionel Messi has achieved yet another goalscoring milestone after netting his 100th goal in European competition on Wednesday.

Di Matteo: Italy has a history of producing good coaches

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:22:00 GMT

It is safe to say there is quite the Italian flavour to The Best FIFA Men’s Coach award this year. Speaking exclusively to FIFA.com, Roberto Di Matteo explains why Italy are so good at producing coaches, and why he's also tipping Cristiano Ronaldo to remain The Best FIFA Men's Player.

Boloni recalls his part in Ronaldo's rise

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:06:00 GMT

Ahead of The Best FIFA Football Awards on 23 October, when Ronaldo could be crowned The Best FIFA Men's Player for a second consecutive year, ex-Sporting Lisbon boss Laszlo Boloni talks to FIFA.com about his former protégé.

The Best: 5 days to go

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:34:00 GMT

There are just five days left until we reveal the winners of The Best FIFA Football Awards™ at a glittering ceremony at the world famous London Palladium. 

Who will be The Best?

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:48:00 GMT

Take a closer look at the contenders for The Best FIFA Football Awards, with the winners to be crowned in London on 23 October.

The London Palladium

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:48:00 GMT

Discover the historic venue for this year’s The Best FIFA Football Awards, fabled for hosting the brightest lights in entertainment for well over a century.

Shevchenko: All three finalists deserve to be The Best

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:34:00 GMT

Speaking exclusively with FIFA.com, Ukraine head coach Andriy Shevchenko gives his opinion on the three finalists for The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2017 Award, while also discussing the Italian flavour of the Men's Coach Award.

Celtic fans & the Lisbon Lions: A 50-year love affair

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:24:00 GMT

Jim Craig, a member of Celtic's European Cup-winning Lisbon Lions team, talks to FIFA.com about the tribute that earned the Bhoys supporters a FIFA Fan Award nomination and a special, enduring bond.

GORILLA: It will be an honour to meet The Best

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:05:00 GMT

FIFA.com caught up with Spencer ‘GORILLA’ Ealing, winner of the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017 who – along with prize money of USD 200,000 – also won a ticket to the upcoming The Best FIFA Football Awards™ in London.

Totti: Messi, Neymar & Ronaldo are footballing aliens

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 05:15:00 GMT

A bona fide Roma and Italian legend, Francesco Totti knows The Best when he sees it. The recently-retired midfielder let us know who he thinks is in line to pick up the honours at The Best FIFA Football Awards later this month.

Five-time global queen Marta talks The Best

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 15:15:00 GMT

Much interest will focus on who will take the women’s award when the great and good of world football gather in London on 23 October for The Best FIFA Football Awards. Brazil superstar Marta talks through this year's nominations for The Best FIFA Women's Player.

Martens: My life changed after the EURO

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:01:00 GMT

Lieke Martens, Player of the Tournament at the UEFA Women's EURO and finalist for The Best FIFA Women's Player award, speaks to FIFA.com about her influences, ambitions and how it feels to be taking her place among the game's elite.

Cushing: Lloyd invests in helping team-mates

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:36:00 GMT

"At times we had to drag her off the training pitch!" Manchester City Women manager Nick Cushing speaks to FIFA.com about working with The Best FIFA Women’s Player 2017 finalist Carli Lloyd.

Ranieri: I really admire Conte and Allegri

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 10:33:00 GMT

FIFA.com caught up with The Best FIFA Men's Coach 2016 Claudio Ranieri to see how he is adapting to life at his new club Nantes, what the award has brought him and his verdict on this year's nominees.

Neuer's make-or-break moment

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 05:35:00 GMT

Manuel Neuer has been among the world's elite goalkeepers for several years and has now been nominated for the inaugural The Best FIFA Goalkeeper Award 2017. However, his career almost took a very different path after going close to suffering a major setback as a youth player.

Determination fuelling Allegri's fire for 25 years

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 10:42:00 GMT

Massimiliano Allegri finds himself among The Best FIFA Men's Coach finalists for the first time, but his drive to succeed is no new phenomena, being present a quarter of a century ago back in his playing days.

Mboula’s Messi-style marvel

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 11:54:00 GMT

FIFA.com continues our look at the FIFA Puskás Award nominees by shining the spotlight on Jordi Mboula's amazing solo goal for Barcelona's youth team.

The story behind the gesture that wowed the world

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 15:09:00 GMT

FIFA.com hears from FC Copenhagen's Jes Mortensen and Jacob Ove Larsen, the wheelchair-bound fan at the centre of a heart-warming moment that earned the Danes a nomination for the FIFA Fan Award.

How it all began for Allegri, Conte and Zidane

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 09:39:00 GMT

With Massimiliano Allegri, Antonio Conte and Zinedine Zidane having been named as finalists for The Best FIFA Men's Coach 2017 award, FIFA.com takes a step back in time to recall their early days in the dugout. 

Marvellous Matic’s Wembley wonder

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 05:37:00 GMT

FIFA.com looks at the spectacular thunderbolt which earned Nemanja Matic a second nomination for the FIFA Puskás Award.

High-flying Masuluke turns comic book fantasy into reality

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 08:14:00 GMT

We look at the backstory to one of the more extraordinary goals ever shortlisted for the FIFA Puskàs Award - an unlikely injury-time bicycle kick equaliser from scored by South African goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke.

Conte’s key qualities: In his players’ words

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 07:19:00 GMT

What's The Best FIFA Men’s Coach finalist Antonio Conte like as a manager? FIFA.com collects the thoughts from the men who know the Italian's coaching qualities more than anyone: his players.  

Mandzukic's unforgettable final strike

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 11:30:00 GMT

While goals scored by final losers are often lost amid the gloom of defeat, Mario Mandzukic's incredible overhead kick in the UEFA Champions League climax truly deserves to buck the trend.

Shilton: Fine line between greatness and The Best

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 09:29:00 GMT

We spoke to FIFA Legend and England's leading appearance-maker Peter Shilton on his choice for the inaugural The Best FIFA Goalkeeper Award, his thoughts on the importance of goalkeeping and England's future in the No1 shirt.

Gerard Precheur, a triumph in triplicate

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 17:12:00 GMT

Gerard Precheur talks FIFA.com through all the steps that led him to a third treble in two years with Lyon last season, a superb achievement that has earned him recognition as one of three candidates for The Best FIFA Women's Coach 2017.

Hurtado's airborne work of art

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 15:46:00 GMT

Colombian Aviles Hurtado's spectacular overhead kick for Tijuana against Atlas in Mexico's Liga MX is one of the candidates for the 2017 FIFA Puskás Award. FIFA.com walks you through what made it so special.

Giroud’s artistry amazes Arsenal entourage

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 13:06:00 GMT

On the back of Olivier Giroud’s scorpion kick for Arsenal against Crystal Palace being nominated for the FIFA Puskás Award, FIFA.com takes an in-depth look at the superb goal which made the 10-person shortlist. 

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