Liverpool's Alisson is the inaugural winner of the Yachine Trophy, awarded to the best goalkeeper in world football over the past 12 months.
Matthijs de Ligt has been named as the best player in the world under the age of 21 after a stunning year with Ajax and Juventus.
Antoine Griezmann finished third in the Ballon d'Or standings 12 months ago but the Barcelona ace has slipped down to 18th this time around.
Pim Verbeek, who took Australia to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, has died after a battle with cancer.
Netherlands and Ajax great Marco van Basten has apologised after he used a term synonymous with the Nazi party live on television.
Professional football clubs in the Netherlands will stand united against racism this weekend after the abuse aimed at Ahmad Mendes Moreira.
Ajax have secured the future of club chief Edwin van der Sar, who has signed on until 2023 despite rumoured interest from Manchester United.
David Neres has featured regularly for Ajax this term but is out until 2020 in what boss Erik ten Hag described as a "major blow".
Two of AZ's rising stars, Myron Boadu and Calvin Stengs, are in the Netherlands squad for this month's Euro 2020 qualifiers.
Keisuke Honda has joined Eredivisie side Vitesse until the end of the campaign, pending the confirmation of a work permit.