Best FIFA Football Awards 2019 (LIVE UPDATES): Van Dijk, Ronaldo, Messi battle for top prize

The Best FIFA Football Awards takes place tonight in Milan.

Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk, Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi are up for the top prize in tonight’s Best Fifa Football Awards

Also, the Premier League trio of Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino are the nominees for the men’s coach of the year in what should be an exciting and star-studded evening.

Stay with PREMIUM TIMES for Live Updates.

The who-is-who in world football are in Milan tonight from Jose Mourinho to Fabio Capello

LIVE UPDATE


Samuel Eto’o says he believes Mohammed Sallah and Sadio Mane are the two best players in the world and it’s unfortunate they are not among the three nominees.


Luka Modric says any of Ronaldo, Messi or Van Dijk is good enough to win the world footballer of the year award. Modric won the award last year.


The who-is-who in world football are in Milan tonight from Jose Mourinho to Fabio Capello


Ronaldo de Lima is in but he stays diplomatic on who he wants to win the top prize between Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk, Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Lionel Mess


Mauricio Pochettino one of the nominees for the coach of the year award has arrived and he reflects on the wonderful season with Tottenham in which they got to the Champions League final


Real Madrid’s Marcelo is next on the Green Carpet… He is happy to here


Jose Mourinho in his submission believes the performance in the champions league helped have three EPL coaches nominated


Eden Hazard on the Green Carpet feels proud to be seen as one of the best


Liverpool can win really big tonight…



Jurgen Klopp and Virgil van Dijk have arrived… The Liverpool coach is happy to see a defender challenge Messi and Ronaldo


Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Shimicheal is in, his son was nominated last year but missing this year. The Danish legend seems to favour Manchester City’s Ederson for the goalkeeper award



Liverpool goalkeeper Allision is next on the Green Carpet, the Brazilian kept 21 clean sheets in 38 games


Former Brazil coach Dunga backs his countryman Allision for the best goalkeeper award


From South America to Europe to Africa, all are represented in Milan tonight for the Best FIFA Football Awards


The first performance of the night. Young Ladies serve some traditional dances to the star-studded audience


The night starts with the FIFA Puskas Award


FIFA Puskas Award: Nominees

Lionel Messi (Argentina): Real Betis v. FC Barcelona (La Liga, 17 March 2019)
Juan Fernando Quintero (Colombia): River Plate v. Racing Club (Superliga Argentina, 10 February 2019)
Daniel Zsori (Hungary): Debrecen FC v Ferencvaros TC (Hungarian First Division, 16 February 2019)


Micheal Essien announces Daniel Zsori (Hungary) as the winner!!!

Zori
Zori

The goal by Zsori was scored on his debut few minutes after coming in as a substitute


Next …

The Best FIFA Men’s Coach:

Pep Guardiola, Spain/Manchester City
Jurgen Klopp, Germany/Liverpool
Mauricio Pochettino, Argentina/Tottenham Hotspur


And the winner is Jurgen Klopp, Germany/Liverpool!!


Klopp helped Liverpool win their first champions league trophy after 14 years , he almost won the EPL too but lost to Manchester City

Klopp announces he has joined the Common Goal Project

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp

Silvia Grecco is the Winner of the FIFA Fan Award 2019


The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper

Christiane Endler, Chile/Paris Saint-Germain
Hedvig Lindahl, Sweden/Chelsea/VfL Wolfsburg
Sari van Veenendaal, Netherlands/Arsenal/Atlético Madrid


Samuel Eto’o is to present the award to the winner


Sari van Veenendaal, Netherlands/Arsenal/Atlético Madrid is the winner!


Sari van Veenendaal helped her team to make it to final of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France earlier this year

Sari Van
Sari Van

FIFA Fair Play Award to be jointly presented by Zanetti who had just two red cards in his 25-year career


Marcelo Bielsa and Leeds United squad get the award





 


The Brazilian was a key member in the Liverpool team that won the last UEFA Champions League trophy

Next is …The Best FIFA Women’s Coach:

Jill Ellis, USA national team
Phil Neville, England national team
Sarina Wiegman, Netherlands


The Special One Jose Mourinho to announce and the winner is Jill Ellis, USA national team


Jill Ellis, USA national team the only individual to win two Women’s World Cup 


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FIFA FIFPro Men’s World11  

No Cristiano Ronaldo… Checkout the 11 stars that earned a place in the FIFA FIFPro Men’s World11 2019

Alisson 🇧🇷 (GK)
Matthijs de Ligt 🇳🇱 (DEF)
Marcelo 🇧🇷 (DEF)
Sergio Ramos 🇪🇸 (DEF)
Virgil van Dijk 🇳🇱 (DEF)
Frenkie de Jong 🇳🇱 (MF)
Eden Hazard 🇧🇪 (MF)
Luka Modric 🇭🇷 (MF)
Cristiano Ronaldo 🇵🇹 (FW)
Kylian Mbappe 🇫🇷 (FW)
Lionel Messi 🇦🇷 (FW)

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President of FIFA  Gianni Infantino to present the biggest award of the night… 

The Best FIFA Men’s Player:

Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal/Juventus
Lionel Messi, Argentina/Barcelona
Virgil van Dijk, Netherlands/Liverpool

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Gianni Infantino reads a riot act to racism. Another case was recorded in Italy at the weekend  

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The winner is Lionel Messi!!

Last category tonight…

The Best FIFA Women’s Player:

Lucy Bronze, England/Olympique Lyonnais Feminin
Alex Morgan, USA/Orlando Pride
Megan Rapinoe, USA/Reign FC




Rapione bares her mind on racism and other issues around football





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