The FIFA Fair Play Award is given to the team with the best record of fair play according to a points system and criteria established by the FIFA Committee for Fair Play and Social Responsibility, at every FIFA competition.

FIFA awards the team that wins the fair play contest a trophy, medals and a diploma, all of which the team can keep permanently. The team also receives a voucher valued at USD 10,000, which will be exchanged for a supply of adidas equipment to be used exclusively for youth team development in their country.

Annual FIFA Fair Play Award
FIFA traditionally bestows a prestigious annual Fair Play Award upon an individual or a group who have greatly contributed to the promotion of fair play in football.

The names of the candidates for such recognition are presented by the six confederations. The FIFA Committee for Fair Play and Social Responsibility then selects the final recipient.

The annual FIFA Fair Play Award is presented at the FIFA World Player Gala.

To date, the recipients of the annual FIFA Fair Play Award have been:

2006

Fans of the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ Germany

2005

Football community of Iquitos, PER

2004

Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (Brazilian FA)

2003

Fans of Glasgow Celtic FC, SCO

2002

Football communities of Japan and Korea Republic

2001

Paolo di Canio, ITA

2000

Lucas Radebe, RSA

1999

New Zealand's football community

1998

The national associations of Iran, the USA and Northern Ireland

1997

Irish spectators at the World Cup preliminary match versus Belgium Jozef Zovinec (Slovak amateur player) Julie Foudy, USA

1996

George Weah, LBR

1995

Jacques Glassmann, FRA

1994

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1993

Nandor Hidgekuti, HUN (individual award) The Football Association of Zambia

1992

Union Royale Belge des Sociétés de Football Association (Belgian FA)

1991

Real Federación Española de Fútbol (Spanish FA) Jorginho, BRA (individual award)

1990

Gary Lineker, ENG

1989

Spectators of Trinidad and Tobago

1988

Frank Ordenewitz, GER (individual award) Spectators of the Olympic Football Tournament Seoul '88

1987

Fans of Dundee United FC, SCO