Poland’s forward of Bayern Munich, Robert Lewandowski, was recognised as the best men’s player. The 33-year-old footballer became the most productive player of 2021, scoring 69 goals for Bayern and the Polish national team.
Edouard Mendy (Senegal / Chelsea FC) was named the best goalkeeper.
The symbolic world team includes Gianluigi Donnarumma (Italy / AC Milan / Paris Saint-Germain); Reuben Dias (Portugal / Manchester City), David Alaba (Austria / Bayern Munich / Real Madrid), Leonardo Bonucci (Italy / Juventus), Jorginho (Italy / Chelsea), N'Golo Kante (France / Chelsea), Kevin de Bruyne (Belgium / Manchester City), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal / Juventus, Italy / Manchester United), Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Lionel Messi (Argentina / Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain).
London Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel was named the best coach, while Argentine midfielder of London Tottenham Erik Lamela scored a goal to remember.
Among women, Spaniard Alexia Putellas was recognised as the best football player, while Englishwoman Emma Hayes became the best coach.