A look at the Chelsea nominees for the FIFA The Best Awards 2021 for the men’s and women’s team
According to the Chelsea official website, ten Blues nominees represent the men’s and women’s teams at the FIFA The Best Awards 2021. This was down to the success both teams had last season, which helped to mark their name in the football world.
The men’s team had a mixed season but ended strongly after Thomas Tuchel was appointed the coach. He helped them to a Champions League title and a top finish in the Premier League. They have carried over the early promise to this season and are currently the league leaders.
The Women’s team also enjoyed a successful 2020/21 season as they won the FA Community Shield, retained the Continental Tyres League Cup and were back-to-back Womens’ Super League champions. They were also Champions League finalists for the first time but lost out to FC Barcelona.
Tuchel is nominated for Best FIFA Men’s 2021 award, whereas Womens’ team manager, Emma Hayes is a nominee in the women’s section. Edouard Mendy and Ann-Katrin Berger are nominees for the best men’s and women’s Goalkeeper of the Year award.
N’Golo Kante and Jorginho are part of the Ballon d’Or nominees after their strong second half of the season. The latter also had success for his national team after he had won the Euro 2020 with Italy. The former found recent success in the Nations League after France saw out Spain in the final.
Pernille Harder, Sam Kerr, Magda Eriksson and Ji So-Yun form the women squad, who will be at the awards early next year. The winners of each category will be revealed at an online ceremony on 17 January 2022.
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The London based club are represented in all individual categories, and it is a proudful moment for the club. Two expert panels, separate for men’s and women’s categories, selected the candidates for the nominees. The fans can vote their rankings on FIFA’s official website.
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