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The grand eve of Best FIFA Football Awards 2019 at Teatro alla Scala, Italy on Monday was full of nostalgia and celebrations. From superstar player Lionel Messi to Alisson Becker, every winner of the show will remember the last night till ages. The football king Messi and the stalwart Megan Rapinoe were the stars of the event as Messi was awarded the ‘Best Fifa Men’s Player’ category while Rapinoe was honoured with ‘Best Fifa women’s Player’ award.

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Here’s see some of the exciting highlights of FIFA Football Awards 2019 at Teatro alla Scala, Italy

Best FIFA Women’s Coach

Stars of the night

After winning the prestigious award, the 32-year-old veteran footballer Messi said in the award-winning speech, “I want to thank those who decided to give me this recognition. The most important thing for me is the collective awards, but today is also a very special night for me”. Indeed, this award was very special for Lionel Messi as he was receiving it for the very first time. Earlier, the Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo won this honour consecutively two times in 2016 and 2017. But last year Croatian player Luka Modric edged past both the football greats to win the grand award.

In last month’s UEFA Champions League Awards 2019, Dutch professional Virgil van Dijk beat both the nominees Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for UEFA Best Menโ€™s Player of the Year Award. However, Messi took the trophy of โ€˜Champions League Forward of the Seasonโ€™ at home. But unfortunate Ronaldo had nothing to cheer for in the grand football event. Ronaldo was quite confident that he will surely grab at least a lone award but spectacular forward return home empty-handed.

Hereโ€™s check out the complete list of the players who received Best Fifa Football Awards 2019 last night:ย 

  • Lionel Messi (Best Fifa Men’s Player)
  • Megan Rapinoe (Best Fifa Women’s Player)
  • Jurgen Klopp (Best Fifa Men’s Coach)
  • Jill Ellis (Best Fifa Women’s Coach)
  • Daniel Zsori (Fifa Puskas Award)
  • Alisson Becker (Best Fifa Men’s Goalkeeper)
  • Sari van Veenendaal (Best Fifa Women’s Goalkeeper)
  • Silvia Grecco (Fifa Fan Award)

FIFPro Men’s World XI

  • Alisson Becker (Brazil) – Liverpool
  • Matthijs de Ligt (Netherlands) – Ajax / Juventus
  • Sergio Ramos (Spain) – Real Madrid
  • Virgil van Dijk (Netherlands) – Liverpool
  • Marcelo (Brazil) – Real Madrid
  • Luka Modric (Croatia) – Real Madrid
  • Frenkie de Jong (Netherlands) – Ajax/Barcelona
  • Eden Hazard (Belgium) – Chelsea/ Real Madrid
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) – Juventus
  • Kylian Mbappe (France) – Paris Saint-Germain
  • Lionel Messi (Argentina) – Barcelona

FIFPro Women’s World XI

  • Sari van Veenendaal (Netherlands) – Arsenal / Atletico Madrid
  • Lucy Bronze (England) – Olympique Lyonnais
  • Wendie Renard (France) – Olympique Lyonnais
  • Nilla Fischer (Sweden) – VfL Wolfsburg / Linkopings
  • Kelley O’Hara (USA) – Utah Royals
  • Amandine Henry (France) – Olympique Lyonnais
  • Julie Ertz (USA) – Chicago Red Stars
  • Rose Lavelle (USA) – Washington Spirit
  • Megan Rapinoe (USA) – Reign FC
  • Marta (Brazil) – Orlando Pride
  • Alex Morgan (USA) – Orlando Pride

 

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