2022 MAN OF THE MATCH® ICON Hall of Fame NFT Awards Collection

Celebrating ICONIC MEN'S moments & performances. Inducting a team of 11 players, chosen by inductee, ROBERTO CARLOS.

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I am humbled that my free kick in 1997 is remembered so fondly and i'm honoured to be inducted into the first MAN OF THE MATCH(R) ICONS Hall of Fame. Choosing ten other players to join my team for their iconic moments gave me great joy and brought back some wonderful memories. I wish I could have chosen two teams! I look forward to sharing the NFT artwork award with one of my fans!

Roberto Carlos

JULIO CESAR - BRAZIL v CHILE 2014

A heroic MAN OF THE MATCH® performance by Julio Cesar, which he had predicted, saw Brazil beat Chile on penalties saving two of them to reach the 2014 WC quarter-final. 

CAFU - LAZIO v ROMA 2000

Cafu inspired Roma to their first Scudetto since 82/83, but the most memorable MAN OF THE MATCH® performance was against their arch-rivals, including a triple sombrero on Pavel Nedvěd!

MARCO MATERAZZI - ITALY v FRANCE 2006

The real MAN OF THE MATCH® performance in the infamous 2006 WC final was from Materazzi. Not only equalising in normal time but scoring a crucial penalty in the shootout, when France missed. The rest is history as they say!

JOHN TERRY - CHELSEA v BARCELONA 2005

A captain fantastic John Terry MAN OF THE MATCH® iconic 2nd leg display drove Chelsea to the next round against the almighty Barcelona. The full blooded-match epitomised the man and the performance.

ROBERTO CARLOS - FRANCE v BRAZIL 1997

The greatest and most Iconic MAN OF THE MATCH® free kick moment of all time. Roberto Carlos for Brazil against France in a 1-1 draw, at the Tournoi De France tournament in 1997.

LUIS FIGO - REAL MADRID v ALAVES 2001

There are arguably many Luis Figo MAN OF THE MATCH® performances to choose from, but his 3 assists in the match to secure the league title for Madrid mean't everything.

DAVID BECKHAM - ENGLAND v GREECE 2001

The ultimate MAN OF THE MATCH® performance that took England to the 2002 WC. Everything was going against England, but David Beckham kept going, delivering in injury time, sending the Old Trafford crowd into delirium and the WC!

RONALDINHO - REAL MADRID v BARCELONA 2005

Possibly one of the only times the Bernabéu crowd has applauded off a Barcelona player! Ronaldinho's mercurial Iconic MAN OF THE MATCH® performance will live in the memory forever.

KAKA - BOCA JUNIORS v AC MILAN 2007

A mesmeric and inspirational MAN OF THE MATCH® performance from Kaka won the World Club trophy for Milan. to make it even more meaningful this was the first time a non-Brazilian or European team had won it.

RONALDO - BRAZIL v GERMANY 2002

Some call it redemption for 1998, we call it pure class. Ronaldo encapsulated a flawless tournament, with both goals in the match that means the most. A WC final. A true MAN OF THE MATCH® Icon performance.

DAVID TREZEGUET - FRANCE v ITALY 2000

Not only was it the golden goal to win the Euro's in 2000, but the masterful skill to pirouette and strike such a beautiful finish, in a final, is up there as one of the most Iconic MAN OF THE MATCH® moments in football.

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2022 PLAYER OF THE MATCH® ICON Hall of Fame NFT Awards Collection

Celebrating ICONIC WOMEN'S moments & performances. Inducting a team of 11 players, chosen by inductee, ROSANA AUGUSTO

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I am delighted to be inducted into the PLAYER OF THE MATCH(R) ICONS Hall of Fame. To be able to pick ten other players to join me was great fun and to be involved in a project that supports diversity, inclusion and equity in football is very important to me and my values.

Rosana Augusto

AYUMI KAIHORI - JAPAN v USA 2011

One of the greatest ever PLAYER OF THE MATCH® goalkeeping performances in
WC history. Japan beat the mighty USA to win the WC 2011, with Ayumi Kaihori saving 2 penalties in the shoot-out.

CHRISTIE PEARCE RAMPONE - USA v ICELAND 2000

How do you find a match to celebrate USA's Captain America, after 311 caps... A 5-star display and two goals against Iceland in an 8-0 win, got he pick for our PLAYER OF THE MATCH® performance.

NIA KUNZER - GERMANY v SWEDEN 2003

Doesn't get much better than a Golden Goal to win the WC! That's exactly what Nia Kunzer delivered, in one of the most Iconic PLAYER OF THE MATCH® moments of all time, to beat Sweden and lift the trophy.

ROSANA - BRAZIL v AUSTRALIA 2011

Rosana's all round display, culminating with the winning goal in a 1-0 WC match against Australia, was her choice for her best PLAYER OF THE MATCH® performance.

CARLI LLOYD - USA v JAPAN 2015

A hat-rick in the first 16 minutes of a WC Final... The ultimate Iconic PLAYER OF THE MATCH® performance from Carli Lloyd, will live long in the memory, driving the US to a 5-2 victory over Japan in 2015.

FORMIGA - BRAZIL v GERMANY 2008

A dazzling PLAYER OF THE MATCH® performance by the legendary midfielder, Formiga, for Brazil in the Semi Finals of the 2008 games in Beijing, leading them to the final in a 4-1 win against Germany, was the obvious choice for her award.

MICHELLE AKERS - NORWAY v USA 1991

Michelle Akers and her two-goal hero performance in the WC final of 1991 gets the vote of her most Iconic PLAYER OF THE MATCH® display, whilst beating Norway 2-1 in the inaugural WC.

ABBY WAMBACH - BRAZIL v USA 2011

The only choice was the iconic PLAYER OF THE MATCH® moment for the goal voted the best ever at the WC. The injury time goal, leading to winning on penalties, gave the USA victory over Brazil.

MEGAN RAPINOE - USA v NETHERLANDS 2019

The pinnacle of achievement. We celebrate Megan Rapione's PLAYER OF THE MATCH® performance in the 2019 WC final. ICONS are made in such matches.

MARTA - USA v BRAZIL 2007

A game-changing goal and all-round display against the USA in the 2007 WC is our choice for Marta's most iconic PLAYER OF THE MATCH® performance.

KELLY SMITH - ENGLAND v RUSSIA 2009

The chosen iconic PLAYER OF THE MATCH® moment was Kelly's 45-yard strike against Russia, which showcases everything about her. Skill, awareness and goal-scoring prowess.

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