The football world gathered Monday evening for the annual FIFA’s Best Awards in London, and for the second year running, what the ceremony lacked in punch, the general awkwardness and attire made up for it.
Here’s a collection of photos from the green carpet and the awards show that honored the sport’s best (who were in attendance):
Brazilian legend Ronaldinho hits the green carpet dressed like a man who owns several nightclubs/laundromats.
Oasis singer Noel Gallagher and wife Sara MacDonald stop for photos. The less volatile Gallagher brother later played a lovely acoustic lullaby.
World Cup winner N’Golo Kante tries not to smile and fails miserably in doing so before heading inside to earn FIFPro XI honors.
FIFA chief Gianni Infantino responds to a photographer’s request of “thumbs up if you’re not Sepp Blatter.”
Chelsea legend Didier Drogba ditches the ponytail from his Premier League days for the Infantino look.
Dani Alves and his ladyfriend Joana Sanz strike a pose. No seagulls were harmed in the making of the Paris Saint-Germain full-back’s jacket.
Sergio Ramos and wife Pilar Rubio make an entrance as Mohamed Salah runs for cover.
Famed Colombian shot-stopper Rene Higuita arrives fresh off his role playing Rasputin off-Broadway.
Big Shaq of “Man’s Not Hot” fame performs in front of a reticent crowd before Idris Elba takes the stage to a chorus of crickets.
After a litany of jokes that didn’t register with those in attendance, Elba’s Gareth Southgate waistcoat material receives a mixture of silence and groans.
The FIFPro Xi is announced as second-choice PSG right-back Alves runs on stage to accept the award that was surely meant for someone else.
Croatian Golden Ball winner Luka Modric accepts FIFA Best Men’s Player award and immediately thanks his barber, which draws unintentional laughs.