Nominees for the Best FIFA Player Award include Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe, among others.

Nominees for the Best FIFA Player Award include Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe, among others.


Srinagar: Argentina Lionel Messi, who captained the team that won the FIFA World Cup, and Kylian Mbappe, who is a superstar in France, are two of the names that have been revealed as nominations for the FIFA The Best award for the previous year.

Messi, who has already won the award once, lead Argentina to victory in Qatar, a career-defining victory that has increased his prospects of earning an eighth Ballon d’Or but may also make him a favourite for this trophy. In Qatar, Messi captained Argentina to victory in Qatar. Neymar and Achraf Hakimi, along with Kylian Mbappe, are the other two players from Paris Saint-Germain who have been nominated for the award. Mbappe scored a hat trick in the World Cup final.

Despite this, Portugal’s top player Cristiano Ronaldo was not included in the nominations.

Karim Benzema, who was awarded the Ballon d’Or for his play with Real Madrid the previous year, is also one of the nominees for this year’s award. Robert Lewandowski, who has won the FIFA trophy each of the last two years, is also one of the nominees. Julian Alvarez, Kevin De Bruyne, and Erling Haaland of Manchester City, Luka Modric and Vinicius Junior of Real Madrid, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Jude Bellingham round out the list of candidates for this award.

Despite the fact that she has been sidelined for the last half year owing to an injury, Alexia Putellas has been considered for the prize for women. The midfielder for Barcelona and Spain was the reigning Ballon d’Or winner as of October, having won the honour the previous year.

Beth Mead, who finished second behind Putellas in the competition for the Ballon d’Or, is also up for consideration for the award. Leah Williamson and Keira Walsh, two other players of the England squad who won the European Championship on their home turf, are also up for consideration.

In addition, there will be awards given out for the best male and female coaches, the best goalkeeper, and the Puskas Award, which will be given to the player who scores the greatest goal in 2022.

The three finalists in each category will be chosen by the public via a vote that will be accessible until February 3. After that, a jury consisting of coaches and captains of national teams, together with journalists and fans, casts their votes to choose the winner.

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