Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi wins the Best FIFA Men’s Player for 2022

After conquering his long-desired wish, the men’s FIFA World Cup, Lionel Messi has won the Best Men’s Player for 2022 at the FIFA Awards conducted yesterday.

Messi, who had a stunning World Cup with seven stunning goals and three assists during the tournament, was one of the strong contenders for the award. Besides Messi, his current PSG teammate Kylian Mbappe and Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema were also in the running for the award.

This is the second time Messi has won the award, which FIFA first inaugurated in 2016 after football’s world governing body split from Ballon d’Or organizers France Football.

Additionally, Spain’s Alexia Putellas won the best women’s player award for a second straight year. Argentina’s World Cup-winning manager Lionel Scaloni was voted the FIFA men’s coach of the year.

Also, Argentina’s World Cup winner Emiliano Martínez was voted FIFA’s best men’s goalkeeper. Polish amputee Marcin Oleksy won the Puskas prize for the best goal of the year at the FIFA awards. Warta Poznan’s Oleksy had scored a stunning volley against Stal Rzeszow, which won him the Puskas trophy in Paris.

The award, which is voted for by national team coaches and captains, journalists, and also fans, recognizes the best talent from the world of football.

Here’s a quick look at the full list of winners at the FIFA Awards:

Lionel Messi (PSG/Argentina) – The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2022

Alexia Putellas (Barcelona/Spain) – The Best FIFA Women’s Player 2022

Lionel Scaloni (Argentina) – The Best FIFA Men’s Coach 2022

Sarina Wiegman (England) – The Best FIFA Women’s Coach 2022

Emiliano Martínez (Aston Villa/Argentina) – The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper 2022

Mary Earps (England/Manchester United) – The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper 2022

Marcin Oleksy (POL/Warta Poznan) – FIFA Puskas Award for the most spectacular goal in 2022

Argentinian fans – FIFA Fan Award 2022

Luka Lochoshvili – FIFA Fair Play Award 2022