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Van Dijk fights at the FIFA gala for the title of best footballer

2019-09-23T18:50:14.230Z

The annual FIFA gala is scheduled for Monday evening in Milan. Virgil van Dijk hopes to crown his top season with the title of world footballer of the year. He faces Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Among the women, Sari van Veenendaal competes for the title of best keeper of the year. Sarina Wiegman has a chance to be elected the best coach of a women's team. Follow everything in our live blog.



The annual FIFA gala is scheduled for Monday evening in Milan. Virgil van Dijk hopes to crown his top season with the title of world footballer of the year. He faces Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Among the women, Sari van Veenendaal competes for the title of best keeper of the year. Sarina Wiegman has a chance to be elected the best coach of a women's team. Follow everything in our live blog.

  • FIFA gala
  • Best player of the year
  • Virgil van Dijk nominated
  • Also Sarina Wiegman (coach)
  • And Sari van Veenendaal (keeper)

FIFA gala · a few seconds ago

The prize for the most beautiful goal of the year (Puskás Award) is awarded first. Both goals scored by men and women stand a chance.

FIFA-gala · 2 minutes ago

Gullit welcomes the nominees among the men (Van Dijk, Messi and Ronaldo). The Dutchman and the Argentinian can be seen in the room. The Portuguese is missing.

FIFA-gala · 4 minutes ago

The presentation of this FIFA gala is in the hands of Ruud Gullit and the Italian Ilaria D'Amico.

FIFA-gala · 6 minutes ago

Which FIFA prizes will be awarded tonight?

  • Player of the year (men and women)
  • Keeper of the year (men and women)
  • Coach of the year (men's and women's team)
  • Puskás Award (most beautiful goal of the year)
  • Fan Award (best fans of the year)
  • Team of the year (men and women)

FIFA-gala · 9 minutes ago

It's going to start in Milan! The FIFA gala 2019 is on its way. As usual, we can first expect the necessary performances before the prizes are awarded ...

FIFA-gala · 12 minutes ago

Who will be voted best footballer in the world tonight at the FIFA gala?

  • Virgil van Dijk
  • Lionel Messi
  • Cristiano Ronaldo

FIFA-gala · 17 minutes ago

Virgil van Dijk, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are therefore the last three remaining players to win the FIFA prize for best player of the year. Eden Hazard, Frenkie de Jong, Harry Kane, Matthijs de Ligt, Sadio Mané, Kylian Mbappé and Mohamed Salah dropped out of the final shortlist.

FIFA-gala · 22 minutes ago

In a few minutes we will start the FIFA gala here. Virgil van Dijk (best player for men), Sarina Wiegman (best coach of a women's team) and Sari van Veenendaal (best goal woman) have a chance to win a prize. For the record: these are the FIFA prizes and they are separate from the Ballon d'Or, which will be awarded in January.

FIFA-gala · 24 minutes ago

Sari van Veenendaal is the third Dutch person (besides Van Dijk and Wiegman) who can go home with a prize tonight. The goalkeeper has been nominated for the FIFA prize of best keeper among women. Van Veenendaal has never won this prestigious prize, because it will only be awarded for the first time this year. Last summer Van Veenendaal already won the prize for best goalkeeper of the World Cup.

FIFA-gala · 28 minutes ago

If it's up to De Jong, today Messi wins the FIFA prize for best player in the world for the sixth time.

🤔 Who is #TheBest @ dejongfrenkie21? No doubts.

Avatar Author FC Barcelona Moment of Places 20: September 19 - 23, 2019

FIFA-gala · 29 minutes ago

Lionel Messi is with his family in Milan. The Argentinian may be the first player to win this FIFA prize for the sixth time. This also applies to Cristiano Ronaldo, who is not present in the Italian city where the gala is being held.

Leo Messi with his family during the awards in Milan. ❤️ ///// #Messi #LeoMessi #LionelMessi #FCBarcelona #Barcelona # Barça #Blaugrana #Soccer #Football #Athlete #TheBest

Avatar Authoringmessi__Moment of places20: 17 - 23 September 2019

FIFA-gala · 31 minutes ago

Frenkie de Jong also had the chance to win the prize for world footballer of the year. Together with Matthijs de Ligt and Virgil van Dijk, the midfielder was among the last ten remaining candidates, but fell (like De Ligt) when three candidates remained. So those are Van Dijk, Ronaldo and Messi.

FIFA-gala · 35 minutes ago

Sarina Wiegman is again nominated for the prize of best coach of a women's team. In 2017, the national coach of Orange also won that prize and last year she was second behind Reynald Pedros (Olympique Lyon).

FIFA-gala · 38 minutes ago

Will Virgil van Dijk become the fourth Dutchman today to be named world footballer of the year? The Liverpool defender can come together with Johan Cruijff, Ruud Gullit and Marco van Basten. Only Van Basten was the only one who won the prize at FIFA.

FIFA-gala · 42 minutes ago

Who are the record winners of the prize for best player of the year at FIFA?

5: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi
3: Zinédine Zidane, Ronaldo
2: Ronaldinho
1: Romário, George Weah, Luis Figo, Roberto Baggio, Rivaldo, Lothar Matthäus, Marco van Basten , Fabio Cannavaro, Kaká and Luka Modric

FIFA gala · one hour ago

Former coach José Mourinho is also one of those present in Milan tonight. The gala will start in half an hour.

FIFA gala · one hour ago

The nominees from Liverpool (Virgil van Dijk, Jürgen Klopp and Alisson) are ready!

The Liverpool have arrived at The Best gala

Avatar Author433 Time of posting19: 56 - September 23, 2019

FIFA gala · one hour ago

Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappé is also all set for the gala.

👔✔️

Avatar Authork.mbappeMoment of places19: 10 - 23 September 2019

FIFA gala · one hour ago

Latest winners of the FIFA prize for best player of the year:

  • 2018: Luka Modric
  • 2017: Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 2016: Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 2015: Lionel Messi
  • 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 2013: Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 2012: Lionel Messi
  • 2011: Lionel Messi
  • 2010: Lionel Messi
  • 2009: Lionel Messi
  • 2008: Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 2007: Kaká

FIFA gala · one hour ago

Last year the prestigious FIFA prize went to Luka Modric. The midfielder of Real Madrid beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah.

FIFA gala · one hour ago

Former defender (and world champion in 2006 with Italy) Marco Materazzi is also present in Milan.

FIFA gala · one hour ago

The first celebrities are signing up for tonight's FIFA gala. Marco van Basten won the prize for FIFA world footballer of the year in 1992.

FIFA gala · 2 hours ago

If we have to believe multiple signals from Twitter, then Cristiano Ronaldo will not be there at the FIFA gala tonight.

Cristiano Ronaldo non parteciperà alla serata di premiazione del The Best alla Scala di Milano @SkySport

Avatar Author Alessandro Alciato Time of places 18: 26 - 23 September 2019

FIFA gala · 2 hours ago

It has been a while since a Dutch football player was among the best three players in the world. Dennis Bergkamp was the last person to reach the top three in 1993. The attacker then finished second in the Golden Ball and third in the FIFA election. Van Dijk follows in the footsteps of Michael Owen, who was the only Liverpool player ever to win the Golden Ball in 2001. Fernando Torres was nominated as a player of 'The Reds' in 2008, but finished third.

FIFA gala · 2 hours ago

Van Dijk can also end up in a select row of Dutch players who have won the Golden Ball or the FIFA title. Johan Cruijff was named the best footballer in the world in 1971, 1973 and 1974. He was succeeded in 1987 by Ruud Gullit. A year later was the honorary title for Marco van Basten, who also won the prize in 1989 and 1992. In that final year, he was elected world footballer of the year by both FIFA and the Golden Ball organization.

FIFA gala · 3 hours ago

Will Virgil van Dijk take the prize for World Footballer of the Year as a defender? In any case, it is not so common that the title of best player goes to a defender. The German Franz Beckenbauer won the Golden Ball - a precursor to The Best of FIFA - in 1972 and 1976. In 2006, the prize went to Italian Fabio Cannavaro.

FIFA gala · 4 hours ago

Which of the three?

Leo # LeoMessi🇵🇹 # CristianoRonaldo🇳🇱 #VirgilVanDijkThree #UCL superstars vying for #TheBest FIFA Men's Player. Who gets your vote?

Avatar AuthorUEFA Champions LeagueMoment of places16: 48 - 23 September 2019

FIFA gala · 4 hours ago

Lionel Messi, Frenkie de Jong and Marc-André ter Stegen arrive in Milan for tonight's FIFA gala.

📍 Milan👌 @ mterstegen1 @ dejongfrenkie21 & # Messi🔜 #TheBest

Avatar Author FC BarcelonaMoment of places16: 26 - 23 September 2019

FIFA gala · 6 hours ago

Among others, Lionel Messi and Frenkie de Jong are on the plane to Milan, where the FIFA gala is being held tonight.

✈️ Milan # TheBest

Avatar Author FC Barcelona Moment of places 14: 34 - 23 September 2019

FIFA gala · 13 hours ago

(3/3) Besides Van Dijk, Sarina Wiegman and Sari van Veenendaal also have the chance to win a prestigious award. Wiegman has been nominated as the best coach of a women's team. She gets competition from the American coach Jill Ellis and the Englishman Phil Neville. Van Veenendaal takes on the Chilean Christiane Endler and the Swedish Hedvig Lindahl in the battle for the title of best goalkeeper in the world. She was already named the best goalie of the tournament at the World Cup. The Orange lost the final to the United States in France.

FIFA gala · 13 hours ago

(2/3) Van Dijk has had a particularly successful season in which the defender won the Champions League with Liverpool. In the Premier League, the club finished second behind Manchester City. He was elected player of the year in England. With Orange, he seized second place in the Nations League.

FIFA gala · 13 hours ago

(1/3) On Monday during the FIFA gala, Virgil van Dijk can become the third defender to be named the world's best footballer. The Liverpool captain will compete in Milan with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. 28-year-old Van Dijk was named best player in Europe earlier this month by UEFA. Even then Messi and Ronaldo were his competitors. Those two greats distributed the prizes for years, until Luka Modric won the title last year.

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