The 2020 FIFPRO Merit Awards: three winners and one hero
18 February 2021
Javiera Moreno, Marcus Rashford and the women’s national team of Cyprus are the winners of the new FIFPRO Merit Awards. There was also a special recognition for Aidana Otorbaeva.
The winners of these special honours were picked by a selection committee, consisting of former Merit Award winner Haley Carter, Global Player Council member Gabriella Garton, and union representatives from all FIFPRO Divisions (Africa, Americas, Asia and Europe). The committee said it was impressed with the achievements of all eight nominees for the Merit Awards.
The winners are:
Player Activism: Javiera Moreno
(a player who campaigns to bring about political or social change through advocacy for a cause)