The Best FIFA Football Awards 2016 are here. Haven't heard of that award before? Well, it's not your fault. As a matter of fact, this is the first time the football body is coming out with this unique award ceremony. FIFA set for a historic VOTE on Tuesday.
This happened after FIFA ended their association with the France Football magazine, who over the years came out with the FIFA Ballon D'Or award. [Cristiano Ronaldo wins fourth Ballon d'Or]
Good news for the footballers is that the award ceremonies have multiplied and now they have more trophies to decorate their cabinets.
How is the voting done
- 25% votes from national team captains.
- 25% votes from national team coaches.
- 25% votes from fans via an online ballot system.
- 25% votes from select representatives from the media.
Timeline of the votes
November 4 - November 22, 2016.
List of awards given out
- The Best Fifa Men's Player
- The Best Fifa Women's Player
- The Best Fifa Men's Coach
- The Best Fifa Women's Coach
- The Fifa Fair Play Award
- The Fifa Puskás Award
- The Fifa Fan Award
- Fifa Fifpro World11
Schedule of the award ceremony
Date: January 9.
Time: 6:30 pm CET (5:30 pm GMT, 11 pm IST).
Venue: TPC Studios, Zurich, Switzerland.
Award hosts: Eva Longoria and Marco Schreyl.
Where to watch live
Live streaming - YouTube.
Live updates - FIFA website.