They all share the same drive to be the greatest in a world where thousands of observable top-level players compete in thousands of professional football matches each year.
Who is the best player in the world? is a question we frequently see in article headlines and social media video titles. It is also the topic that fans argue over the most. FIFA, the organization that oversees football, hosts an awards ceremony every year to make this announcement. With eight illustrious categories to pick from, the “FIFA The Best” awards, which will be held in February, should put an end to the controversy at least until 2023.
Winners in the following categories are chosen by fans, international players, international managers, and media representatives:
- – The Best Men’s Player
- – The Best Women’s Goalkeeper
- – The Best Men’s Goalkeeper
- – The Best Women’s Coach
- – The Best Men’s Coach
- – The Puskas Goal of the Year
- – FIFA Fan Award
In the women’s best player category, Beth Mead and Keira Walsh are the front-runners after winning Euro 2022. Although there are many other outstanding players on the list, these are the favorites.
Alexia Putellas of Barcelona won the Ballon d’Or in 2022, although she missed much of the season due to an anterior cruciate ligament tear, which brings attention back to the England players who captured the country’s first major international football championship since 1966.
The votes for the best player for men will be significantly affected by the World Cup in Qatar from the previous year. There are 14 people on the list, yet most people can only view one man as the winner.
Given that Lionel Messi became Argentina’s all-time leading scorer in World Cup history in Qatar, I believe that few people are looking past him. By Mark Scott, a UEFA Champions League commentator.
He broke the record for most FIFA World Cup appearances, and of course his team also accomplished the minor feat of winning the tournament.
In addition, Messi’s PSG teammate Kylian Mbappe deserves recognition for his three goals in the World Cup final, which his team ultimately lost. Erling Haaland, who joined Manchester City in the summer, has set an unheard-of Premier League goalscoring pace alongside Mbappe, scoring 25 goals in just 19 games.
Similar to his Argentina counterpart, Lionel Scaloni is currently the favorite to lead the nation to its third World Cup in terms of coaches. Given his lack of managerial experience, his accomplishment is all the more remarkable. Walid Regruagi, manager of Morocco, is also on the shortlist for the player’s award for the same reasons as Achraf Hakimi.
Since she has managed England without losing, Sarina Wiegman has been nominated in the best women’s coach category. This makes her the favorite to win the prize.
Emma Sanders said, “For me, that is not even a question.
“Having any of the other nominees serves no purpose. Wiegman has to be it, I mean. She hasn’t dropped a game. Without giving up a goal, she led the squad to the top of their World Cup qualification division. She won the Euros and has gone more than two years without losing. I believe the easiest award that could be presented is this one.”
Additionally, the World Cup has dominated this year’s Fan of the Year accolades. Japanese spectators in Qatar were recognized for their manners and assistance with post-game stadium cleanup. With FIFA acknowledging their unwavering support for the ultimate winners, Argentina’s supporters could ensure a victory for their nation. Additionally, Abdullah Al Salmi of Saudi Arabia has been recognized for his efforts after making the long journey on foot to Qatar to watch his nation’s World Cup team play. There is no question that each of the three fan nominations deserves to win.