FIFA has made public the 14 names that aspire to win The Best 2022 Award for the best player in the world: Julián Álvarez, Jude Bellingham, Karim Benzema, Kevin de Bruyne, Erling Haaland, Achraf Hakimi, Robert Lewandowki, Sadio Mané, Kylian Mbappé, Lionel Messi, Luka Modric, Neymar, Mohamed Salah and Vinicius Junior.
The award recognizes the best footballer of the calendar year 2022, so both Karim Benzema (current Ballon d’Or, League and Champions League champion) as Leo Messi (world champion and World Cup Ballon d’Or) start with an advantage in the race.
The distribution of votes
Today, Thursday, January 12, the voting deadlines begin for the ceremony on February 27. The votes are divided into four parts: 25% of the journalists; 25%, captains of the world teams; 25% the selectors; and the remaining 25%, from the fans. MARCA is, like every year, in charge of representing the vote of Spain at the hands of its director, Juan Ignacio Gallardo.
Full list of The Best 2022 Awards:
Beyond the Best Player award, on February 27 the winners of a total of 11 categories will be announced:
- FIFA best player
- FIFA Best Player
- FIFA Best Coach
- FIFA Best Coach
- best goalkeeper in fifa
- Best FIFA goalkeeper
- FIFA FIFPRO World 11 Women
- FIFA FIFPRO World 11 men
- FIFA Fair Play Award
- FIFA Puskás Award (for the best goal of the year)
- FIFA Fan Award
The Best FIFA Women’s Player Award
The nominees for best player of 2022 are: Aitana Bonmati (Barcelona), Debinha (North Carolina Courage), Jessie Fleming (Chelsea), Ada Hegerberg (Olympique Lyon), Sam Kerr (Chelsea), Beth Mead (Arsenal), Vivianne Miedema ( Arsenal), Alex Morgan (San Diego Wave), Lena Oberdorf (Wolfsburg), Alexandra Popp (Wolfsburg), Alexia Putellas (Barcelona), Wendie Renard (Olympique Lyon), Keira Walsh (Barcelona) and Leah Williamson (Arsenal).
The Best Award for Men’s Soccer Coach
The 2022 best coach nominees are: Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid), Didier Deschamps (France), Pep Guardiola (Manchester City), Walid Regragui (Morocco) and Lionel Scaloni (Argentina).
The Best Award for Women’s Soccer Coach
The 2022 Best Women’s Soccer Coach nominees are: Sonia Bompastor (Olympique Lyon), Emma Hayes (Chelsea), Bev Priestman (Canada), Pia Sundhage (Brazil), Martina Voss-Tecklenburg (Germany) and Sarina Wiegman (England) .
The Best Goalkeeper Award
The 2022 best goalkeeper nominees are: Alisson Becker (Liverpool), Yassine Bounou (Sevilla), Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid), Ederson (Manchester City) and Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa).
The Best Goalkeeper Awards
The 2022 best goalkeeper nominees are: Christine Endler (Olympique Lyon), Ann-Katrin Berger (Chelsea), Mary Earps (Manchester United), Merle Frohms (Wolfsburg), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars) and Sandra Paños (Barcelona) .
FIFA The Best Fan Award:
Abdullah Al-Salmi (Saudi Arabia): Abdullah walked across the desert from his native Jeddah to Qatar to cheer on his team at the FIFA World Cup.
Fans of the Argentine national team (Argentina): Argentinian fans flocked to Qatar to wholeheartedly support their team, which ended up being world champions, and millions of fans welcomed their heroes in Buenos Aires and across the country.
Fans of the Japanese team (Japan): Japanese fans have gained worldwide recognition for their tradition of staying to clean the stands after FIFA World Cup matches.
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