The Best FIFA Football Awards™ take place on 23 October 2017 at the world-famous London Palladium theatre and If you’re passionate about football and want to vote, in this short and practical guide, we explain how you can make your vote count.
Before we get to the technicalities, there are some pointers to bear in mind:
- Every fan is entitled to vote only ONCE in each category. Think carefully about your choice. Once you have submitted your vote, it cannot be changed.
- The Best trophies for player and coach of the year, in both men’s and women’s football, will be the result of a combined voting process, in which 50 per cent of the decision will be taken based on the choices of captains and head coaches of all national teams around the globe. The other 50 per cent will be split between the result of an online public ballot and the submissions from a selected group of over 200 media representatives from the six continents. So your votes will count for 25 per cent of the total ballot.
- For The FIFA Fan Award and The FIFA Puskás Award, which honours the best goal of the year, only votes submitted by FIFA.com users will be taken into account.
How to ensure the authenticity of your vote
- To vote for The Best FIFA Men's Player, The Best FIFA Women's Player, The Best FIFA Men's Coach and The Best FIFA Women's Coach awards, you will need to be registered as a FIFA.com Club member with a valid email address. If you are not yet a member, then sign up now! And if you have signed up but have not yet verified your email address, you still have time to do so in order for your vote to count. It's very simple: sign up, verify your account and then you are all set to help your idols in the four categories mentioned above.
- To vote for The FIFA Puskás Award and The FIFA Fan Award you do not need to be a member at FIFA.com, but you will need to fill in a captcha code to prove you are not a bot. It's quick and easy.
When you can vote
- For the main four awards (The Best FIFA Men's Player, The Best FIFA Women's Player, The Best FIFA Men's Coach and The Best FIFA Women's Coach), you can vote from 21 August to 7 September.
- For The FIFA Puskás Award, you can vote from the day the ten nominees are published (mid-September) until 23 October.
- For The FIFA Fan Award, you can vote from the day the nominees are published (mid-September) until 22 October