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2002 FIFA Awards

The 2002 FIFA World Player Gala (now called the Best FIFA Football Awards) was an international football award ceremony by the sport's governing body FIFA. Six awards were presented in 2002, the Best FIFA Men's Player, Best FIFA Women's Player, the FIFA Fair Play Award, the Top Team and Mover of the Year Awards, and the FIFA Presidential award.

Best Player Award (men): The 2002 winner of the FIFA best male player award was Brazilian Ronaldo. In the same year, Ronaldo was also the winner of the 2002 Ballon d'Or.

Best Player Award (women): The 2002 winner of the FIFA female best player award was US player Mia Hamm. She was also the winner in 2001.

Fair Play Award: This award recognizes behavior that promotes the spirit of fair play and compassion. The winners in 2002 were the football communities of Japan and Korea Republic for emonstrating a spirit of brotherhood and sportsmanship by co-hosting the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

Team of the Year: The team of the year award is given to the men's national team that finishes on top of the FIFA World Rankings. In 2002, the winner was Brazil. Brazil was the top ranked team for the years from 1994 until 2006 (except in 2001).

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 2002 was Senegal.

FIFA Presidential award: This award was presented by Sepp Blatter to individuals or groups who distinguish themselves in the world of football. The winner in 2002 was actor Parminder Nagra for her role in the football film 'Bend It Like Beckham'.

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