Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has become the first football coach in the world to win men’s coach of the year twice in a row at The Best FIFA Award 2020.
The 53-year-old German tactician was crowned the king of male football managers today, December 17, in Zurich, Switzerland where this year’s edition of FIFA Best Award took place.
He retained the Men’s Coach of 2020 award ahead of Leeds United Marcelo Bielsa, Bayern München’s Hans-Dieter Flick, Sevilla’s Julen Lopetegui, and Real Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane.
Jurgen Klopp won his first The Best FIFA Award as a football manager in 2019 after leading Liverpool to win the UEFA Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup, and European Super Cup.
2019 🏆— Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 17, 2020
Jürgen has won consecutive FIFA #TheBest Men’s Coach of the Year awards 👏 pic.twitter.com/NRHhUXvNau
He retained the men’s coach of the year award this year after leading Liverpool to win the Premier League title for the first time in 30 years. He achieved the feat by finishing the 2019-2020 season with 99 points in 38 league games. It was the first time in the illustrious history of Liverpool that the club finished a league season campaign with 99 points.
The winner of The Best FIFA Men’s Coach of the year was decided by a combined vote of football fans, journalists, national team coaches, and captains, in respect of their achievements between July 2019 and October 2020.
So far this season, Jurgen Klopp has led Liverpool to qualify for the UEFA Champions League round of 16. The club is currently topping the league table with 28 points in 13 games after dethroning Tottenham Hotspur with a 2-1 defeat on Wednesday.
🏆🏆 It’s back-to-back crowns for Jurgen Klopp! Congratulations to the @LFC boss on becoming the first to win #TheBest FIFA Men’s Coach twice 🔴#FIFAFootballAwards pic.twitter.com/VfsfVdwDqf— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) December 17, 2020
Meanwhile, Tottenham and North Korea forward, Heung-Min Son has won the FIFA Puskás Award which is an award for the best goal of the year. The 28-year-old forward won the award ahead of 10 other nominees.
Heung-Min Son was awarded FIFA Puskás Award for his brilliant goal against Burnley during a Premier League match played on 7 December 2019. He drove himself all the way from Tottenham’s half to Burnley’s box-eighteen to score one of the most beautiful goals the Premier League has ever recorded.
So far this season, Heung-Min Son has scored 14 goals and has provided 7 assists in 20 games in all competitions for Tottenham Hotspur.
The 𝗪𝗜𝗡𝗡𝗘𝗥 of the #Puskas Award 2020…— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 17, 2020
🔥 𝗛𝗘𝗨𝗡𝗚-𝗠𝗜𝗡 𝗦𝗢𝗡 🔥#FIFAFootballAwards ⚪️ #TheBest pic.twitter.com/3hOpgUSE9h
The winner of the FIFA Puskás Award was selected by an international jury comprising a panel of FIFA Legends and by the fans from all over the world registered on FIFA.com.
The moment Sonny 𝐖𝐎𝐍 the #Puskas award! 😁 #FIFAFootballAwards ⚪️ #TheBest pic.twitter.com/bg0Mzr1rn9— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 17, 2020