football’ s best players called ‘ The Best Awards ’
to rival the Ballon D ’or award they originally co-
owned with France Football after ending it ’ s
partnership with France football in September .
The awards will take place in Zurich on January
9, 2017 and according to FIFA, the inaugural
‘Best FIFA Football Awards’ is the ‘definitive
accolade ’ for players and coaches in world
World football governing body, FIFA will be
unveiling the shortlists for the four individual
awards this week , starting on Tuesday with the
Women’ s Coach award then 10 candidates for
the men ’ s coach prize on Wednesday then on
Thursday and Friday the 10 candidates for the
top women ’ s and men ’ s players prizes will
revealed respectively .
FIFA previously named their award ‘ FIFA world
player of the year ’ prior to their partnership with
France Football in 2010 but decided not to revert
to the same name after ending their partnership
with France Football hence the new name ‘ he
Best’ awards .
The Best ’ awards will also feature a new voting
system that sees fans have a say in the player
and coach of the year in both men ’s and
women’ s football.