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2003 FIFA Awards

The 2003 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 2003, 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 2003 winner of the FIFA best male player award was French player Zinedine Zidane. In the same year, the winner of the 2003 Ballon d'Or was Czech player Pavel Nedvěd.

Best Player Award (women): The 2003 winner of the FIFA female best player award was the German player Birgit Prinz.

Fair Play Award: This award recognizes behavior that promotes the spirit of fair play and compassion. The winner in 2003 was Fans of Celtic FC, Scotland for Exemplary behaviour in the 2003 UEFA Cup Final, despite Celtic losing 3–2 in extra-time to Porto.

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 2003, 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 2003 was Bahrain.

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 2003 was the Iraqi Football Community.

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