Banyana coach named in FIFA award nominees

2016-11-01 16:20
Vera Pauw (Gallo Images)

Zurich - Olympic gold medal-winning coach Silvia Neid as well as Vera Pau, coach of South Africa, were amongst the nominees for the best coach in women's soccer announced by FIFA on Tuesday.

Neid, who retired after leading Germany to a first Olympic title at the Rio de Janeiro Games, is among 10 nominees announced Tuesday by FIFA.

She previously won the award for 2010 and 2013.

Pia Sundhage, who won in 2012 after her United States team won Olympic gold, is nominated for coaching Sweden to Olympic silver. U.S. coach Jill Ellis, who won the 2015 FIFA award, is on the 10-coach list, which includes five men.

Voting is done by national team captains and coaches, selected media and an online fan poll.

FIFA will announce a three-person shortlist on December 2.

The rebranded Best FIFA Awards ceremony is set for January 9 in Zurich.


Philippe Bergeroo (France), Jill Ellis (United States), John Herdman (Canada), Silvia Neid (Germany), Vera Pauw (South Africa), Gerard Precheur (Lyon), Pia Sundhage (Sweden), Vadao (Brazil), Martina Voss-Tecklenburg (Switzerland), Thomas Woerle (Bayern Munich)

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