Lionel Messi elected best player of 2022 during “FIFA BEST”

Messi succeeds Polish Robert Lewandowski, awarded in 2020 and 2021, and receives this distinction for the 3rd time in his career after 2009 and 2019. He is ahead of the French Kylian Mbappé and Karim Benzema.


Wailed for his very recent world champion title with Argentina, Lionel Messi was crowned best player of the year 2022 during the “Fifa Best” trophies, Monday, February 27 in Paris.

The PSG star was the big favorite of the evening organized Salle Pleyel and he logically obtained the favors of the jury, composed of the selectors, the captains of the national teams and journalists, a panel supplemented by a vote of the public on the Internet on the Internet on the Internet . By finally lifting the World Cup, last December in Qatar, the seventeen Ballon d’Or (35 years old) added a major line to an already exceptional record, joining in legend the Diego Maradona icon.

What make the difference against the other two nominees, the two French attackers Kylian Mbappé, however top scorer of the World Cup (8 achievements) and author of a historic hat -trick in the final, and Karim Benzema, main craftsman of the 14th League Real Madrid champions. Messi succeeds Polish Robert Lewandowski, awarded in 2020 and 2021, and receives this distinction for the 3rd time in his career after 2009 and 2019.

“It is absolutely wonderful, it is a pleasure to be in such a list alongside Benzema and Kylian who made a huge year, said on stage the ex-Barcelona. It is a Honor to be rewarded. This year was a year of madness, I was able to fulfill my dream. This is what happened to me more beautiful. It is the dream of any player. “. >

Emiliano Martinez best goalkeeper, the double for putllas

The ceremony turned to triumph for Argentines since the “Pulga” was not the only Albiceleste to be honored. Its coach Lionel Scaloni, who extended his contract on Monday until 2026, was ahead of Italian Carlo Ancelotti, winner of the C1 with Real Madrid, and Spanish Pep Guardiola (Manchester City).

Emiliano Martinez won him the price for the best goalkeeper. The porter, who distinguished himself by decisive parades during the shooting session to the goal of the World Cup final against France (3-3 A.P., 4-2 T.A.B). On the other hand, appears only one Argentinian in the eleven of the year in which, Lionel Messi, France with two representatives, Kylian Mbappé and Karim Benzema.

The Spanish attacker of Barcelona, ​​Alexia Putellas, wins the trophy for best football player of the year 2022. In the Salle Pleyel, In Paris, February 27, 2023. Franck Fife/AFP

The Moroccan defender of Paris SG Achraf Hakimi appears in this eleven. He was present Monday evening at the ceremony, a few hours after the announcement of the opening of an investigation against him for rape by the Nanterre prosecution (Hauts-de-Seine).

Among the ladies, the English, European champions in 2022, did not succeed in the Grand Slam like the Argentines. The Spaniard Alexia Putellas, double golden ball and title holder, Dame the pawn at the attacker of the Beth Mead, the selector Sarina Wiegman and the goalkeeper Mary Earps saving British honor.

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The evening was the occasion for a tribute to King Pelé, who died on December 29. The president of FIFA Gianni Infantino has given a special prize to the widow of the triple world champion alongside Brazilian Ronaldo.

/Media reports cited above.