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Who Ireland's Captains And Coaches Voted For In FIFA Best Awards

Who Ireland's Captains And Coaches Voted For In FIFA Best Awards

The winners of the FIFA Best Awards for 2021 were announced on Monday.

Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski was named Best Men's Player while Barcelona's Alexia Putellas won the women's award.

It was a Chelsea double in the coach awards as Emma Hayes won the women's prize and Thomas Tuchel the men's.

In the goalkeeper category, Chelsea and Senegal's Édouard Mendy became the first African player to win the men's accolade while the women's award went to Chile and Lyon's Christiane Endler.

Always of interest in these awards is to see how Ireland's captains and managers voted. This is who Ireland captains Katie McCabe and Seamus Coleman, and managers Vera Pauw and Stephen Kenny opted for.

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Ireland captains and coaches voting 2021 FIFA Best Awards

Best Women's Player 2021

Katie McCabe: 1) Vivianne Miedema 2) Alexia Putellas 3) Caroline Graham Hansen

Vera Pauw: 1) Magdalena Eriksson 2) Vivianne Miedema 3) Alexia Putellas

Best Women's Coach 2021

Katie McCabe: 1) Bev Priestman 2) Peter Gerhardsson 3) Lluís Cortés

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Vera Pauw: 1) Emma Hayes 2) Bev Priestman 3) Peter Gerhardsson

Best Women's Goalkeeper 2021

Katie McCabe: 1) Christiane Endler 2) Ann-Katrin Berger 3) Stephanie Lynn Marie Labbé

Vera Pauw: 1) Christiane Endler 2) Ann-Katrin Berger 3) Stephanie Lynn Marie Labbé

Best Men's Player 2021

Seamus Coleman: 1) Robert Lewandowski 2) Lionel Messi 3) N’Golo Kanté

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Stephen Kenny: 1) Robert Lewandowski 2) Kevin De Bruyne 3) Mohamed Salah

Best Men's Coach 2021

Seamus Coleman: 1) Roberto Mancini 2) Thomas Tuchel 3) Pep Guardiola

Stephen Kenny: 1) Roberto Mancini 2) Thomas Tuchel 3) Pep Guardiola

Best Men's Goalkeeper 2021

Seamus Coleman: 1) Gianluigi Donnarumma 2) Édouard Mendy 3) Manuel Neuer

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Stephen Kenny: 1) Gianluigi Donnarumma 2) Kasper Schmeichel 3) Édouard Mendy

Picture credit: Sportsfile

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PJ Browne
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Kerryman. Write mostly about Gaelic games and athletics. Did not win a 2008 NBA title with the Boston Celtics.

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