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2000 FIFA Awards

The 2000 FIFA World Player Gala (now called the Best FIFA Football Awards) was an international football award ceremony by the sport's governing body FIFA. Four awards were presented in 2000, the Best FIFA Men's Player, the FIFA Fair Play Award, and the Top Team and Mover of the Year Awards.

Best Player Award: The 2000 winner of the FIFA best player award was Zinedine Zidane. In the same year, the winner of the 2000 Ballon d'Or was Luís Figo. The women's award for Best FIFA Women's Player was not awarded until 2001.

Fair Play Award: This award recognizes behavior that promotes the spirit of fair play and compassion. The winner in 2000 was South African player Lucas Radebe for his work with children in South Africa and working to the fight against racism in football.

Team of the Year: The team of the year award is usually given to the men's national team that finishes on top of the FIFA World Rankings. However, in 2000 (also in 2001), a different scoring system was used, and the award was given to The Netherlands based on points scored in their seven best matches of the year. Brazil finished on top of the World Rankings, as they had done in the previous six years

Best Mover of the Year: This award is for the men's team who made the best progress up the FIFA world rankings over the course of the year. The winner in 2000 was Nigeria.

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