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FIFA Women's World Cup awards

This article is about the women's senior tournament. For the men's tournament, see FIFA World Cup awards.

At the end of each FIFA Women's World Cup final tournament, several awards are attributed to the players and teams which have distinguished from the rest, in different aspects of the game.[1]

Awards

There are currently six awards:

  • the Golden Ball (currently commercially termed "adidas Golden Ball") for best player;
  • the Golden Boot (also known as the Golden Shoe, commercially termed "adidas Golden Shoe") was first awarded in 1991 for top goal scorer;
  • the Golden Glove Award for best goalkeeper (first awarded in 2003);
  • the Best Young Player Award (currently commercially termed "Hyundai Best Young Player Award") for the best player under 21 years of age at the start of the calendar year (first awarded in 2011);
  • the FIFA Fair Play Award for the team with the best record of fair play (first awarded in 1991);
  • the Most Entertaining Team award for the team that has entertained the public the most, during the World Cup final tournament, as determined by a poll of the general public, first awarded in 2003.

An All-Star Team (currently commercially termed "Mastercard All-Star Team") comprising the best players of the tournament, is also announced for each tournament since 1999.

Golden Ball

The Golden Ball award is presented to the best player at each FIFA World Cup final, with a shortlist drawn up by the FIFA technical committee and the winner voted for by representatives of the media. Those who finish as runners-up in the vote receive the Silver Ball and Bronze Ball awards as the second and third most outstanding players in the tournament respectively.[2]

World Cup Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
1991 China 23x15px Carin Jennings 23x15px Michelle Akers 23x15px Linda Medalen
1995 Sweden 23x15px Hege Riise 23x15px Gro Espeseth 23x15px Ann-Kristin Aarønes
1999 United States 23x15px Sun Wen 23x15px Sissi 23x15px Michelle Akers
2003 United States 23x15px Birgit Prinz 23x15px Victoria Svensson 23x15px Maren Meinert
2007 China 23x15px Marta 23x15px Birgit Prinz 23x15px Cristiane
2011 Germany Template:Country data JPN Homare Sawa 23x15px Abby Wambach 23x15px Hope Solo

Golden Boot

The Golden Boot or Golden Shoe Award goes to the top goalscorer of the FIFA World Cup. It was introduced at the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup.

If more than one player finishes the tournament with the same number of goals, the tie goes to the player who has contributed the most assists (with the FIFA Technical Study Group deciding whether an assist is to be counted as such). If there is still a tie, the award goes to the player who has played the least amount of time.

World Cup Golden Shoe Goals Silver Shoe Goals Bronze Shoe Goals
1991 China 23x15px Michelle Akers 10 23x15px Heidi Mohr 7 23x15px Linda Medalen
23x15px Carin Jennings
6
1995 Sweden 23x15px Ann-Kristin Aarønes 6 23x15px Hege Riise 5 23x15px Shi Guihong 3
1999 United States 23x15px Sun Wen
23x15px Sissi
7 23x15px Ann-Kristin Aarønes 4
2003 United States 23x15px Birgit Prinz 7 23x15px Maren Meinert 4 23x15px Kátia 4
2007 China 23x15px Marta 7 23x15px Abby Wambach 6 23x15px Ragnhild Gulbrandsen 6
2011 Germany Template:Country data Japan Homare Sawa 5 23x15px Marta 4 23x15px Abby Wambach 4

Best Goalkeeper and Golden Glove

Since 2011, the Golden Glove Award recognizes the best goalkeeper of the tournament. In 2007, a Best Goalkeeper award was given, and in 1999 and 2003, one or more goalkeepers were named to an All-Star Team. The FIFA Technical Study Group recognises the top goalkeeper of the tournament based on the player's performance throughout the final competition. Although goalkeepers have this specific award for their position, they are eligible for the Golden Ball as well.

World Cup BG / Golden Glove Award
1999 USA 23x15px Gao Hong

23x15px Briana Scurry

2003 USA 23x15px Silke Rottenberg
2007 China 23x15px Nadine Angerer
2011 Germany 23x15px Hope Solo

Best Young Player Award

The Best Young Player Award is given to the best player in the tournament who is at most 21 years old. For the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup this meant that the player had to have been born on or after 1 January 1990. The FIFA Technical Study Group recognises the Best Young Player of the tournament based on the player's performances throughout the final competition.

World Cup Best Young Player Award Age
2011 Germany 23x15px Caitlin Foord 16

FIFA Fair Play Award

The FIFA Fair Play Award is given to the team with the best record of fair play during the World Cup final tournament. Only teams that qualified for the second round are considered. The winners of this award earn the FIFA Fair Play Trophy, a diploma, a fair play medal for each player and official, and $50,000 worth of football equipment to be used for youth development.

World Cup FIFA Fair Play Trophy Winners
1991 China 23x15px Germany
1995 Sweden 23x15px Sweden
1999 United States 23x15px China PR
2003 United States 23x15px China PR
2007 China 23x15px Norway
2011 Germany Template:Country data JPN Japan

Most Entertaining Team Award

World Cup Most Entertaining Team Award
2003 USA 23x15px Germany
2007 China 23x15px Brazil

All-Star Team

World Cup Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards
1999 United States

23x15px Gao Hong
23x15px Briana Scurry

23x15px Wang Liping
23x15px Wen Lirong
23x15px Doris Fitschen
23x15px Brandi Chastain
23x15px Carla Overbeck

23x15px Sissi
23x15px Liu Ailing
23x15px Zhao Lihong
23x15px Bettina Wiegmann
23x15px Michelle Akers

23x15px Jin Yan
23x15px Sun Wen
23x15px Ann Kristin Aarønes
23x15px Mia Hamm

2003 United States

23x15px Silke Rottenberg

23x15px Wang Liping
23x15px Sandra Minnert
23x15px Joy Fawcett

23x15px Bettina Wiegmann
23x15px Malin Moström
23x15px Shannon Boxx

23x15px Charmaine Hooper
23x15px Maren Meinert
23x15px Birgit Prinz
23x15px Victoria Svensson

2007 China

23x15px Nadine Angerer
23x15px Bente Nordby

23x15px Ariane Hingst
23x15px Li Jie
23x15px Ane Stangeland Horpestad
23x15px Kerstin Stegemann

23x15px Daniela
23x15px Formiga
23x15px Kelly Smith
23x15px Renate Lingor
23x15px Ingvild Stensland
23x15px Kristine Lilly

23x15px Lisa De Vanna
23x15px Marta
23x15px Cristiane
23x15px Birgit Prinz

2011 Germany

23x15px Hope Solo
Template:Country data JPN Ayumi Kaihori

23x15px Elise Kellond-Knight
23x15px Erika
23x15px Alex Scott
23x15px Sonia Bompastor
23x15px Laura Georges
23x15px Saskia Bartusiak

23x15px Jill Scott
23x15px Genoveva Añonma
23x15px Louisa Necib
Template:Country data JPN Aya Miyama
Template:Country data JPN Shinobu Ohno
Template:Country data JPN Homare Sawa
23x15px Kerstin Garefrekes
23x15px Caroline Seger
23x15px Shannon Boxx
23x15px Lauren Cheney

23x15px Marta
23x15px Lotta Schelin
23x15px Abby Wambach

See also

References

  1. "Tournaments". FIFA. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  2. "adidas Golden Ball - FIFA Women's World Cup Final". FIFA. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 

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