The long-awaited FIFA’s Best football ceremony of 2019 went live at Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Italy. Lionel Messi won the Best FIFA Men’s award. He got 46 points, beating his close rivals Virgil van Dijk and Christiano Ronaldo. The two were among the 10 shortlisted who got 38 and 36 points respectively.
The Best FIFA Women’s Player of 2019 went to Megan Rapinoe of the United States. She grabbed 46 points against Alex Morgan and Lucy Bronze who had 42 and 29 points respectively.
Rapinoe spiced the event with a touching speech on racism and homophobia. She called on the world to embrace equality in football. Her sentiments came after the recent racial attacks on Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly of Napoli.
Raheem is currently playing in Liverpool FC. She urged all footballers to positively utilize their platforms for the benefit of this beautiful soccer game.
The Best FIFA Men’s Coach Trophy went to Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool FC. He won with 48 points against Pep Guardiola who got 38 points. In the rankings, Mauricio Pochettino came third with 27 points. Klopp announced his interests in charity.
In the women’s finalists, Jill Ellis who manages the USA Women’s team became triumph with 48 points. Sarina Wiegman of Netherlands followed with 40 points, and England’s contester, Phil Neville gathered 31 points.
The Best FIFA Goalkeepers’ Awards went to Alisson, a Brazilian who currently plays in Liverpool FC. Sari van Veenendaal of Arsenal’s women took the Best FIFA Goalkeeper in the women’s category.