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2022 FIFA Best Awards: Here Is All You Need To Know




The world football governing body, FIFA, has begun to reveal the finalists for the 2022 FIFA Best Awards.

Since January 12, 2023, FIFA has published the shortlists for the eight groups of the 2022 FIFA Best Awards, and voting for the final shortlists ended a week ago.

The four teams that participated in the voting process are Media representatives, National team coaches, National team captains, and the general public.

In the 2022 FIFA Best Awards, the nominees were selected and voted based on their performance between August 8, 2021, and December 18, 2022, which was the day of the World Cup final.

On February 27, 2023, FIFA will announce the winners of the award in a ceremony in Switzerland.

Below are the shortlisted nominees for the awards:

2022 FIFA Best Awards: Here Is All You Need To Know

Robert Lewandowski is the reigning champion of the FIFA Best Men Awards.

The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper


Alisson, Liverpool (Brazil)
Yassine Bounou, Sevilla (Morocco)
Thibaut Courtois, Real Madrid (Belgium)
Ederson, Manchester City (Brazil)
Emiliano Martinez, Aston Villa (Argentina)

Yassine Bounou
Thibaut Courtois
Emiliano Martinez

The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2022


Julian Alvarez, River Plate and Manchester City (Argentina)

Jude Bellingham, Borussia Dortmund (England)

Karim Benzema, Real Madrid (France)

Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City (Belgium)

Erling Haaland, Borussia Dortmund, and Manchester City (Norway)

Achraf Hakimi, Paris Saint-Germain (Morocco)

Vinicius Junior, Real Madrid (Brazil)

Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich, and Barcelona (Poland)

Sadio Mane, Liverpool, and Bayern Munich (Senegal)

Kylian Mbappe, Paris Saint-Germain (France)

Lionel Messi, Paris Saint-Germain (Argentina)

Luka Modric, Real Madrid (Croatia)

Neymar, Paris Saint-Germain (Brazil)

Mohamed Salah, Liverpool (Egypt)

Yet to be announced

The Best FIFA Women’s Coach 2022

Sonia Bompastor, Lyon

Emma Hayes, Chelsea

Bev Priestman, Canada

Pia Sundhage, Brazil

Martina Voss-Tecklenburg, Germany

Sarina Wiegman, England

Yet to be announced

FIFA Puskas Award 2022 (Goal of the Year)

Mario Balotelli (ADANA DEMIRSPOR vs Goztepe), May 2022

Francisco Gonzalez Metilli (Rosario Central vs CENTRAL CORDOBA), August 2022

Amandine Henry (Barcelona vs LYON), May 2022

Theo Hernandez (MILAN vs Atalanta), May 2022

Alou Kuol (Iraq vs AUSTRALIA), June 2022

Kylian Mbappe (Argentina vs FRANCE), December 2022

Marcin Oleksy (WARTA POZNAN vs Stal Rzeszow), November 2022

Salma Paralluelo (Barcelona vs VILLARREAL), April 2022

Dimitri Payet (MARSEILLE vs PAOK Thessaloniki), April 2022

Richarlison (BRAZIL vs Serbia), November 2022

Alessia Russo (ENGLAND vs Sweden), July 2022

The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper 2022

Ann-Katrin Berger, Chelsea (Germany)

Mary Earps, Manchester United (England)

Christiane Endler, Lyon (Chile)

Merle Frohms, Frankfurt and Wolfsburg (Germany)

Alyssa Naeher, Chicago Red Stars (USA)

Sandra Panos, Barcelona (Spain)


Ann-Katrin Berger, Chelsea (Germany)

Mary Earps, Manchester United (England)

Christiane Endler, Lyon (Chile)

The Best FIFA Women’s Player 2022

Aitana Bonmati, Barcelona (Spain)

Debinha, North Carolina Courage (Brazil)

Jessie Fleming, Chelsea (Canada)

Ada Hegerberg, Lyon (Norway)

Sam Kerr, Chelsea (Australia)

Beth Mead, Arsenal (England)

Vivianne Miedema, Arsenal (Holland)

Alex Morgan, Orlando Pride United States and San Diego Wave (USA)

Lena Oberdorf, Wolfsburg (Germany)

Alexandra Popp, Wolfsburg (Germany)

Alexia Putellas, Barcelona (Spain)
Wendie Renard, Lyon (France)

Keira Walsh, Manchester City and Barcelona (England)

Leah Williamson, Arsenal (England)

Yet to be announced

The Best FIFA Men’s Coach 2022

Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid

Didier Deschamps, France

Pep Guardiola, Manchester City

Walid Regragui, Morocco and Wydad AC

Lionel Scaloni, Argentina

Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid

Pep Guardiola, Manchester City

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Lionel Scaloni, Argentina