Argentina’s Lionel Messi shortlisted for the best Fifa men’s player awards for 2022

Argentina’s Lionel Messi and the French duo of Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema are named as finalists for the best Fifa men’s player awards for 2022.

The award is given to the most outstanding player in Mens football as voted by international jury comprising all national team coaches, team captains, one specialist journalist from each territory represented by a national team and fans registered on

The women’s category features England’s Beth mead, Alex Morgan of the united states and Spain’s Alexia Putellas.

Three nominees have been named for the FIFA Puskás award, which honours the “most beautiful” goal of the calendar year.

They are Poland’s Marcin Oleksy for his goal for Warta Poznan against Stal Rzeszów on November 6, France’s Dmitri Payet for his effort on behalf of Olympique de Marseille against Paok Thessaloniki FC in the UEFA Europa conference league on April 7 and brazil’s Richarlison for his goal against Serbia at the FIFA world cup Qatar 2022 on November 24.

Meanwhile, in the best FIFA men’s goalkeeper category the nominees are Yassine Bounou of morocco and Sevilla fc, Thibaut Courtois of Belgium and real Madrid and Emiliano Martínez of Argentina and Aston villa.

The final three nominees for the best FIFA men’s coach are Carlo Ancelotti of real Madrid, Pep Guardiola of Manchester city and the man who guided Argentina to world cup victory, Lionel Scaloni.

The winners of the best FIFA football awards 2022 are set to be honoured at a ceremony on Monday February 27 2023 in Paris.



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