The Best FIFA Football Awards™ 2021 ceremony, held as a virtual TV show from the Home of FIFA in Zurich (, crowned two household names, Alexia Putellas and Robert Lewandowski, as the outstanding players in women’s and men’s football respectively.

The video interviews below are submitted as reaction files from The Best FIFA Football Awards 2021, following the ceremony. Please note that the submission includes an additional B-roll file from the trophy handover to Alexia Putellas.

Restrictions: Editorial use only

Date: Monday 17 January 2022

Filmed: The Best FIFA Football Awards 2021 from Zürich, interviews conducted virtually (with the exception of Cristiano Ronaldo, which was filmed in Zürich)

Transcripts for the files below are available here (

Christiane Endler:
Spanish, English

Christian Nørkjær:
English (1 answer in Danish)

Érik Lamela:
Spanish (additional answer in English)

Edouard Mendy:
French and English answers

Emma Hayes and Thomas Tuchel:

Thomas Tuchel:

Joni Haltia / Jasin Rahmani Christensen:
English with 1 answer each in Finnish and Danish

Alexia Putellas:
Spanish (trophy handover B-roll here, in both 16:9 and 1:1 versions):

Robert Lewandowski:

Robert Lewandowski:

Robert Lewandowski:

Christine Sinclair:

Cristiano Ronaldo:

Below are links to interviews with FIFA Legends Julio Cesar, Peter Schmeichel, Fara Williams, Lotta Schelin, Lothar Matthaus and Yaya Touré.

Transcripts for the files below are available here (

Julio Cesar (IT):

Peter Schmeichel (EN):

Fara Williams (EN):

Lotta Schelin (EN):

Lothar Matthäus (DE):
(transcripts below in German and English)

Yaya Touré (EN):

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