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FIFA Awards: Full list of winners, Lionel Messi crowned Best player

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- February 28th 2023 01:34 PM -- Updated: February 28th 2023 02:28 PM
FIFA Awards: Full list of winners, Lionel Messi crowned Best player

FIFA Awards: Full list of winners, Lionel Messi crowned Best player

FIFA Awards 2023: World Cup-winning captain Lionel Messi and FC Barcelona Femeni's Spanish midfielder Alexia Putellas clinched historic win of The Best FIFA Football Players at The Best FIFA Football Awards 2022 held in Paris on Monday, February 27.

Lionel Messi has been recognized as as the Best FIFA Men’s Player, while midfielder Alexia Putellas as the Best FIFA Women's Player for the second time in a row after a successful year which saw her club win a third successive league title.

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Meanwhile, Argentine star scored seven goals in the side's World Cup triumph, missing out on the golden boot by just one goal. This was the PSG star's second FIFA Best title, his first coming in 2019. Messi has also won a record seven Ballon d'Or awards.

As per the official statement by Lionel Messi, "It's amazing. It was a tremendous year and it is an honour for me to be here tonight and win this award. I want to express my thanks to Scaloni and my teammates; without them, I would not be here. I achieved a dream I had been hoping for so long and finally, I achieved it. It's a dream for any player; very few people can achieve that and I was lucky enough to do so." 

Full list of FIFA Football Awards 2022 Winners

  • The Best FIFA Women's Goalkeeper: Mary Earps
  • The Best FIFA Men's Goalkeeper: Emiliano Martinez
  • The Best FIFA Women's Coach: Sarina Wiegman
  • The Best FIFA Men's Player: Lionel Messi
  • The Best FIFA Women's Player: Alexia Putellas
  • FIFA Puskas Award: Marcin Oleksy
  • The Best FIFA Men's Coach: Lionel Scaloni
  • FIFA Fair Play Award: Luka Lochoshvili
  • FIFA Fan Award: Argentina fans
  • FIFA FIFPRO Women's World 11: Christiane Endler, Lucy Bronze, Mapi Leon, Wendie Renard, Leah Williamson, Lena Oberdorf, Alexia Putellas, Keira Walsh, Sam Kerr & Beth Mead, Alex Morgan
  • FIFA FIFPRO Men's World 11: Thibaut Courtois, Joao Cancelo, Virgil van Dijk, Achraf Hakimi, Casemiro, Kevin De Bruyne, Luka Modric, Karim Benzema, Erling Haaland, Kylian Mbappe & Lionel Messi

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- With inputs from agencies


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