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FIFA World Cup Awards: Golden Ball, Golden Boot And Golden Glove Award

At the end of each FIFA World Cup final tournament, several awards are awarded to the players and teams which have distinguished from the rest, in different aspects of the game.

FIFA World Cup Awards

There are currently five post-tournament awards, and one given during the tourney:

  • Golden cup (“adidas Golden Ball”) for best player, first awarded in 1982;
  • Golden Boot (“adidas Golden Boot”, previously known as the “adidas Golden Shoe” from 1982 to 2006) for top goal scorer, first awarded in 1982;
  • Golden Glove Award (“adidas Golden Glove”; previously known as the “Lev Yashin Award” from 1994 to 2006) for best goalkeeper, first awarded in 1994;
  • Best Young Player (“Hyundai Best Young Player”) award for best player under 21 years of age at the start of the calendar year, first awarded in 2006;
  • FIFA Fair Play Trophy for the team that advanced to the second round with the best record of fair play, first awarded in 1970;
  • Man of the Match Award (currently commercially termed as “Budweiser Man of the Match”) for outstanding performance during each game of the tournament, first awarded in 2002.

Two other awards were given between 1994 and 2006

  • 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.
  • An All-Star Team comprising the best players of the tournament chosen by the technical study group.

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