This year’s FIFA Football awards will hold on the 23rd of October at the London Palladium.
It is the second edition of the governing body’s award night which started after FIFA’s Ballon d’Or partnership with France Football ended 2years ago.
Cristiano Ronaldo claimed the top prize at the maiden edition last year, after Portugal’s EURO exploits.
The awards to be handed out tonight will include:
The Best FIFA Men’s Player
Out of the initial 24 man list drawn up, it is going to be decided, unsurprisingly between 3 men – Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar Jr.
In this calendar year Ronaldo has 45 goals in 48 appearances, and oh yes he won the Champions League and La Liga.
Messi has 49 goals in 50 appearances this year (AMAZING!); however on the national front it’s been a stutter.
Neymar was the center piece of the transfer window with a world record fee, enjoying life at PSG presently.
The Best FIFA Football Coach Award
This section is divided into Male and Female. For Male:
The finalist here include Massimo Allegri, for winning the Seria A and Coppa with Juventus.
Chelsea’s Charismatic Manager Alberto Conte, for taking the League title with gusto.
Zinedine Zidane for delivering Real Madrid’s 1st league title in 5years, and the Champion’s League.
Gerard Precheur is nominated for winning the Champions League, the French League Cup and the French Cup with Lyon.
Nils Nielsen, who guided her side Denmark to the final against Holland in this year European Championships.
Sarina Wiegman makes the list after leading Holland to the 2017 European championships.
The Best FIFA Goalkeeper Award
Every year it seems his name pops up, Juventus’ talismanic keeper ‘Gigi’ Buffon. Others are Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neur and Real Madrid’s Keylor Navas
The Puskas Award
This award is for the best goal scored in the course of the season, and some great ones were scored, but the best 3:
Deyna Castellanos of Venezuela women’s side.
South African goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke.
Oliver Giroud of Arsenal.
The Best FIFA Fan award
FC Copenhagen fans: After seeing their side win the title, the trophy was passed to a fan in a wheelchair.
Borussia Dortmund fans: Offering shelter to Monaco fans after the bomb attack to Dortmund’s team bus.
Celtic fans made the list for a stunning card display after the team won the league.
It does promise to be a night of pomp and pageantry. See you there!
Mikel Obi’s 2018 World Cup Jersey Added To FIFA Museum
FIFA has announced that John Mikel Obi’s 2018 World Cup jersey has been added to the FIFA museum following the team’s victory against Iceland.
FIFA announced the information via its official Instagram handle, stating that the Super Eagles achieved a feat Argentina could not attain in the 2018 World Cup.
FIFA wrote “Argentina couldn’t claim three points against hardy newcomers, Iceland, but the @NG_Supereagles did – and they did it in style
The jersey worn by @Mikel_John_Obi at Nigeria’s 2-0 victory at the Volgograd Arena at the 2018 World Cup has been added to the FIFA Museum collection.”
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Argentina couldn't claim three points against hardy newcomers, Iceland, but the @NG_Supereagles did – and they did it in style 🤩🇳🇬 . The jersey worn by @Mikel_John_Obi at Nigeria's 2-0 victory at the Volgograd Arena at the 2018 World Cup has been added to the FIFA Museum collection 🙌⚽ . #SuperEagles #WorldCup #Russia2018 #worldcup2018 #volgograd #Nigeria #Iceland #FootballKit #Football #Soccer #FootballHistory
The Super Eagles of Nigerian Super Eagles defeat Iceland at the Volgograd Arena by 2-0 after Argentina settled for a 1-1 draw against the European country in the Group D opener.
Simone Biles Will Perform Amidst Kidney Stones Diagnosis
American gymnast Simone Biles is set to go on with the sporting competition amidst Kidney stones diagnosis.
Simone Biles says she won’t let kidney stones stop her from competing at the World Gymnastics Championship which begins Saturday 27th October. Simone takes to her Twitter page sharing a photo of herself on the hospital bed on Friday 0ctober 26th with a promise to be strong. The gymnast reveals that she has kidney stones but promises to join her team at the World Gymnastics Championship.
Biles says she is not letting the disease take a toll on her. She writes:
“Nothing like a late night ER visit less than 24 hrs before world championships.
This kidney stone can wait, doing it for my team.”
nothing like a late night ER visit less than 24 hrs before world championships
this kidney stone can wait…. 👊🏾 doing it for my team! ❤️ I’ll be gucci girls ! pic.twitter.com/rKkvuEQrKc
— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) October 26, 2018
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Ronaldo pays special visit to Sir Alex Ferguson United Game
Portuguese attacker, Cristiano Ronaldo visited his former coach, Sir Alex Ferguson after his team Juventus outclassed Manchester United at Old-Trafford.
Ronaldo took to Twitter to share a picture of himself and Sir Alex Ferguson, stating that he learnt a lot of things from him.
He captioned the picture “A great coach and above all a wonderful man. Taught me so many things inside and outside the pitch. Great to see you in good shape, Boss!”
A great coach and above all a wonderful man. Taught me so many things inside and outside the pitch. Great to see you in good shape, Boss! pic.twitter.com/Ql4dcuJvCW
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) October 24, 2018
Ronaldo moved to United as a teenager in 2003 and was immediately handed the No.7 shirt vacated by David Beckham who, ironically, had joined Real Madrid.
Ronaldo won many laurels with Manchester United in his six years stay at Old Trafford, winning the first of his five Ballon d’Or awards at Old Trafford, as well as lifting three Premier League titles, the FA Cup, the Champions League and the Club World Cup.