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FIFA Best Player 2019: Lionel Messi and Megan Rapinoe win best players awards

In FIFA Best Player 2019 Awards, Lionel Messi received his sixth title while Megan Rapinoe won her first best player award in women's category.

Sep 24, 2019 11:15 IST
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FIFA Best Player 2019 Awards: Football legend Lionel Messi once again bagged FIFA's Best Men's Player Award for his outstanding performance throughout the year. It was Messi's sixth-time FIFA best player award. On the other side, in women’s category, Megan Rapinoe received her first FIFA best player award for 2019. FIFA Best Player Awards ceremony was held at Milan’s iconic Teatro Alla Scala.

Rapinoe has received this award for winning the World Cup for America. Rapinoe scored 6 goals in the World Cup, for which she received the Golden Boot Award. She was the highest scorer in the tournament with 6 goals. Jill Ellis has received the Best Women's Coach Award.

Lionel Messi’s World Record 

• Lionel Messi has won this award for the record sixth time and in this case, he has defeated his biggest rival Cristiano Ronaldo. 

• Messi has received this award in the years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015. On the other hand, Ronaldo has won this award 5 times.

• In 2018, Luka Modric was awarded this title that broke 10 years’ predominance of Ronaldo and Messi.

FIFA Best Player 2019 Awards

  • FIFA Best Men’s Player 2019: Lionel Messi
  • FIFA Best Women’s Player 2019: Megan Rapinoe
  • FIFA Best Men’s Coach 2019: Jurgen Klopp
  • FIFA Best Women’s Coach 2019: Jill Ellis
  • FIFA Puskas Award: Daniel Zsori 
  • FIFA Best Men's Goalkeeper 2019: Marc-Andre ter Stegen
  • FIFA Best Women's Goalkeeper 2019: Sari van Veenendaal
  • FIFA Best Fan Award 2019: Silvia Grecco
  • FIFA Best fair play award: Leeds United and Marcelo Bielsa 

The Best FIFA Football Awards

These awards are presented annually by FIFA. The first ceremony of Best FIFA Football Awards was held in 2016 for awarding the game's outstanding performers. Its inaugural ceremony was held at Zurich, Switzerland. These awards included a FIFA Fan Award that recognizes an outstanding fan moment.  

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