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Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) recently held their annual football awards. This football awards is geared towards honouring great football players by celebrating the best and bringing football close to the viewers hearts. This yearly awards called The Best FIFA Awards took place yesterday being the 23rd October, 2017 at the London Palladium and was hosted by English Actor and DJ Idris Elba. This year marked the second anniversary of The Best FIFA Awards.

This year brought with it several nominees for various awards whose criteria for winning is based on their  sporting performance, as well as their general conduct on and off the football pitch from 20th  November 2016 to 6th  August 2017.

In respect to this, 10 candidates were announced on 17th  August 2017 ou of which three finalists were announced on 22nd  September 2017. Out of these finalists emerged a winner for each category of awards.

Below are names of finalists and winners from each category.

The Best FIFA Men's Player
Name     Club(s) played for      National team       Percent       
Cristiano Ronaldo    Real Madrid      Portugal     43.16%        WINNER       
Lionel Messi    Barcelona       Argentina     19.25%       
Neymar     Barcelona,  Paris Saint-Germain     Brazil     6.97%       

The Best FIFA Women's Player
Name     Club(s) played for      National team       Percent       
Lieke Martens    FC Rosengård, Barcelona     Netherlands     21.72%        WINNER       
Carli Lloyd     Houston Dash, Manchester City       United States     16.28%       
Deyna Castellanos     Santa Clarita Blue Heat     Venezuela     11.69%       

The Best FIFA Men's Coach
Name     Team(s) Managed      Percent       
Zinedine Zidane    Real Madrid     46.22%        WINNER       
Antonio Conte     Chelsea      11.62%       
Massimiliano Allegri     Juventus     8.78%       

The Best FIFA Women's Coach
Name     Team(s) Managed      Percent       
Sarina Wiegman    Netherlands     36.24%        WINNER       
Nils Nielsen     Denmark      12.64%       
Gérard Prêcheur      Lyon     9.37%       

The Best FIFA Goalkeeper
Name     Club(s) played for      National team       Percent       
Gianluigi Buffon    Juventus     Italy     42.42%        WINNER       
Manuel Neuer     Bayern Munich       Germany     32.32%       
Keylor Navas     Real Madrid     Costa Rica     10.10%       

FIFA Puskás Award
Name     Match      Competition       Date       Percent       
Olivier Giroud     Arsenal – Crystal Palace     2016–17 Premier League     1 January 2017      36.17%       WINNER       
Oscarine Masuluk     Baroka – Orlando Pirates     2016–17 South African Premier Division     30 November 2016      27.48%       
Deyna Castellanos     Venezuela – Cameroon     2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup     24 October 2016      20.47%       

FIFA Fan Award
Fans     Match      Competition       Date       Percent       
Celtic supporters     Celtic – Heart of Midlothian     2016–17 Scottish Premiership     1 21 May 2017      55.92%      WINNER       
Borussia Dortmund supporters     Borussia Dortmund – Monaco     2016–17 UEFA Champions League     11–12 April 2017     36.20%       
Copenhagen supporters     Copenhagen – Brøndby     2016–17 Danish Cup    25 May 2017      7.88%     

FIFA Fair Play Award
Winner                                                                      Reason
Togo Francis Koné    Saved the life of an opponent by administering on-pitch first aid after a collision.


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