Alisson Becker has won the Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper award for 2019.
Liverpool’s No.1 was presented with the prize at a ceremony in Milan on Monday night in acknowledgement of a remarkable first year with the Reds and his feats on the international stage with Brazil.
Alisson played every minute of his club’s triumphant 2018-19 Champions League campaign and was also an ever-present during a Premier League season in which Liverpool amassed a club-record total of 97 points.
The 26-year-old – preferred to Ederson and Marc-Andre ter Stegen by the panel of FIFA experts who decided the winner of the Best Men’s Goalkeeper accolade – then helped his country to Copa America glory on home soil over the summer.
He was named UEFA Champions League Goalkeeper of the Season last month, and also won the Golden Glove awards for most clean sheets in both the Premier League and Copa America.
ULL LIST OF FIFA BEST 2019 AWARD WINNERS
Men’s player – Lionel Messi (Barcelona and Argentina)
Women’s player – Megan Rapinoe (Reign FC and United States)
Men’s coach – Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool)
Women’s coach – Jill Ellis (United States)
Men’s goalkeeper – Alisson Becker (Liverpool and Brazil)
Women’s goalkeeper – Sari Van Veenendaal (Atletico Madrid and Holland)
Puskas award – Daniel Zsori (Debrecen/Fehervar)
Fan award – Silvia Grecco (Palmeiras)
Fair play award – Marcelo Bielsa and the Leeds squad
FIFPro men’s world XI – Alisson; Matthijs De Ligt, Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Virgil Van Dijk; Frenkie De Jong, Eden Hazard, Luka Modric; Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi
FIFPro women’s world XI – Sari Van Veenendaal; Lucy Bronze, Nilla Fischer, Kelley O’Hara, Wendie Renard; Julie Ertz, Amandine Henry, Rose Lavelle; Marta, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe.