- Cristiano Ronaldo is favourite to win the Men's player of the year award
- The awards ceremony is the second in FIFA's The Best chronology
- Eight awards in men and women's categories will be handed out on the night
- The best goalkeeper award will be given out for the first time ever
NAIJ.com takes a look at the upcoming FIFA The Best awards which will honour the best players, coaches, goals and fans in the world of football.
For the first time ever, FIFA will be honouring the best goalkeeper in world football in the second edition of The Best series.
Eight awards will be handed out and have listed the nominees for each award.
Here are all the things you need to know about the awards;
When will the awards be held?
Today, Monday, October 23. The ceremony proper is expected to start at 7pm (Nigerian time)
Where will the awards be held?
The London Palladium
Who is hosting?
Actor Idris Elba will host The Best with additional presenter Layla Anna-Lee. British rock giants Kasabian to perform, as well as Stomp
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What awards will be handed out?
The Best FIFA Men’s Player - Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid and Portugal), Lionel Messi (Barcelona and Argentina), Neymar (PSG and Brazil)
The Best FIFA Women’s Player - Deyna Castellanos (Venezuela and Santa Clarita Blue), Carli Lloyd (USA And Man City women), Lieke Martens (Netherlands and Barcelona)
The Best FIFA Men’s Coach - Max Allegri (Juventus and Italy), Antonio Conte (Chelsea and Italy), Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid and France)
The Best FIFA Women’s Coach - Nils Nielsen (Denmark), Gerard Precheur (France and Lyon), Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands)
The Best FIFA Goalkeeper - Gianluigi Buffon, Keylor Navas, Manuel Neuer
The FIFA Puskás Award - Deyna, Castellanos, Olivier Giroud, oscarine Masuluke
The FIFA Fan Award - Borussia Dortmund fans, Celtic supporters, FC Copenhagen supporters
The FIFA Fair Play Award - (winner to be revealed at the awards ceremony)
The FIFAPro World 11 team - Will be named at the ceremony, decided by thousands of professional players from around the world.
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