While we already know who is in the running to be named as The Best players and coaches in men’s and women’s football on 23 October, we did not know which stage they would be lifting the trophy aloft – until now.

The majestic London Palladium will be the venue for The Best FIFA Football Awards’ first foray away from Zurich. In doing so, the finest figures in the game will be following in the footsteps of some of entertainment’s biggest names as they walk its boards.

A staple of the bustling West End for over a century, the likes of Frank Sinatra and the Beatles have delighted on-lookers at the Palladium across its storied history. But now it is set to house talents of a different nature.

The successors to Cristiano Ronaldo, Carli Lloyd, Claudio Ranieri and Silvia Neid, as well as all 2017’s other winners, could not ask for a more hallowed venue among London’s rich tradition of entertainment to receive their footballing accolades.