Fair Play Award
World Cup Awards
At the end of each 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.
There are currently five awards:
The Golden Boot for top goalscorer
The Golden Ball for best player
The Yashin Award for best goalkeeper
The FIFA Fair Play Award for the team with the best record of fair play
The Most Entertaining Team award.
Golden Boot - Top Goalscorers
The Golden Boot (or Golden Shoe) is awarded to the top goalscorer of the
World Cup final tournament. The award was introduced at the 1982 World
Cup for the first time.
Adidas Golden Ball
The Golden Ball is an award attributed to the most outstanding player
of the World Cup final tournament. FIFA announces a shortlist of ten nominees
which is then voted by media representatives. The most voted player is
elected to win the Golden Ball, the second most voted player wins the
Silver Ball and the third most voted player wins the Bronze Ball. Its
awarding is shrouded by allegations of being influenced by diplomacy:
the three awards have always been won by players from three different
Most Entertaining Team
The Yashin Award is attributed to the best goalkeeper of the World Cup
final tournament. The award is named in honour of the late and legendary
Russian goalkeeper, Lev Yashin.
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 Most Entertaining Team award is attributed to the team that has entertained
the public the most, during the World Cup final tournament. It is always
decided through public participation in a poll.