The Best – FIFA Football Awards™ 2022 edition: the list of nominees has been announced

— Posted on January 13, 2023

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  • The lists of nominees for the best player, player, goalkeeper, goalkeeper, fans, men’s and women’s football coaches and the best goal nominations have been announced.
  • The public voting procedure for FIFA+ continues until February 3, 2023.
  • Two panels of experts selected the nominated players, goalkeepers and coaches.

FIFA has announced the final nominees for The Best – FIFA Football Awards™ 2022.

Alphabetical list of nominees:


Best – FIFA player:

  • Aitana Bonmati (Spain – FC Barcelona)
  • Debinha (Brazil – North Carolina Courage)
  • Jessie Fleming (Canada – Chelsea FC Women)
  • Ada Hegerberg (Norway – Olympique Lyon)
  • Sam Kerr (Australia – Chelsea FC Women)
  • Beth Mead (England – Arsenal WFC)
  • Vivianne Miedema (Netherlands – Arsenal WFC)
  • Alex Morgan (USA – Orlando Pride and San Diego Wave)
  • Lena Oberdorf (Germany – VfL Wolfsburg)
  • Alexandra Popp (Germany – VfL Wolfsburg)
  • Alexia Putellas (Spain – FC Barcelona)
  • Wendy Renard (France – Olympique Lyonnais)
  • Keira Walsh (England – Manchester City WFC and FC Barcelona)
  • Leah Williamson (England – Arsenal WFC)


Best – FIFA player:

  • Julian Alvarez (Argentina – Club Atletico River Plate and Manchester City FC)
  • Jude Bellingham (England – BV Borussia 09 Dortmund)
  • Karim Benzema (France – Real Madrid CF)
  • Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium – Manchester City)
  • Erling Haaland (Norway – BV Borussia 09 Dortmund and Manchester City FC)
  • Achraf Hakimi (Morocco – Paris Saint-Germain FC)
  • Robert Lewandowski (Poland – Bayern Munich and FC Barcelona)
  • Sadio Mane (Senegal – Liverpool FC and FC Bayern Munich)
  • Kylian Mbappe (France – Paris Saint-Germain FC)
  • Lionel Messi (Argentina – Paris Saint-Germain FC)
  • Luka Modric (Croatia – Real Madrid)
  • Neymar (Brazil – Paris Saint-Germain FC)
  • Mohamed Salah (Egypt – Liverpool FC)
  • Vinicius Junior (Brazil – Real Madrid)

Best – FIFA Women’s Soccer Coach:

  • Sonia Bompastor (France – Olympique Lyonnais)
  • Emma Hayes (England – Chelsea FC Women)
  • Bev Priestman (England – Canada)
  • Pia Sundhage (Sweden – Brazil)
  • Martina Voss-Tecklenburg (Germany – German national team)
  • Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands – England and Netherlands)


Best – FIFA Men’s Soccer Coach:

  • Carlo Ancelotti (Italy – Real Madrid CF)
  • Didier Deschamps (France – French national team)
  • Pep Guardiola (Spain – Manchester City)
  • Walid Regragui (Morocco – Wydad AC and Moroccan national team)
  • Lionel Scaloni (Argentina – Argentina national team)


Best – FIFA Goalkeeper:

  • Ann-Katrin Berger (Germany – Chelsea FC Women)
  • Mary Earps (England – Manchester United WFC)
  • Christian Endler (Chile – Olympique Lyon)
  • Merle Frohms (Germany – Eintracht Frankfurt and VfL Wolfsburg)
  • Alyssa Naeher (USA – Chicago Red Stars)
  • Sandra Paños García-Villamil (Spain – FC Barcelona)


Best – FIFA Goalkeeper:

  • Alisson Becker (Brazil – Liverpool FC)
  • Yassine Bounou (Morocco – Sevilla FC)
  • Thibaut Courtois (Belgium – Real Madrid)
  • Ederson (Brazil – Manchester City)
  • Emiliano Martinez (Argentina – Aston Villa)


FIFA Puskas Award:

  • Mario Balotelli (Italy): Adana Demirspor – Goztepe Sports Club [Süper Lig] (May 22, 2022)
  • Amanda Henry (France): FC Barcelona – Olympique Lyonnais [Ligue des Champions féminine de l’UEFA] (May 21, 2022)
  • Theo Hernandez (France): AC Milan – Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio [Serie A] (May 15, 2022)
  • Alou Cool (Australia): Iraq U-23 v Australia U-23 [Coupe d’Asie U-23 de l’AFC] (June 4, 2022)
  • Kylian Mbappe (France): Argentina – France [Coupe du Monde de la FIFA, Qatar 2022™] (December 18, 2022)
  • Francisco Gonzalez Metilli (Argentina): Club Atlético Central Cordoba – Club Atlético Rosario Central [Primera División] (1er August 2022)
  • Marcin Oleksy (Poland): Warta Poznan – Stal Rzeszów [PZU Amp Futbol Ekstraklasa] (November 6, 2022)
  • Salma Paralluelo (Spain): FC Barcelona – Villarreal CF [Liga F] (April 2, 2022)
  • Dimitri Payet (France): Olympique de Marseille – PAOK Thessaloniki FC [Ligue Europa Conférence de l’UEFA] (April 7, 2022)
  • Richarlison (Brazil): Brazil – Serbia [Coupe du Monde de la FIFA, Qatar 2022™] (November 24, 2022)
  • Alessia Russo (England): England – Sweden [EURO féminin de l’UEFA 2022] (July 26, 2022)


Best – FIFA Supporters Awards

  • Abdullah Al Salmi (Saudi Arabia): Crossing the Saudi Arabian desert, Abdullah walked from his hometown of Jeddah to Qatar to support his team at the FIFA World Cup.
  • Argentine fans (Argentina): Argentine fans flocked to Qatar to support their team and celebrate their FIFA World Cup™ crown, with millions cheering on their heroes in Buenos Aires and across the country.
  • Japanese fans: Japanese fans are respected around the world for their tradition of staying in the stadium after World Cup matches to help clean the stands.

Two expert panels – for one women’s football and for the other men’s soccer – the reserved names for each category were decided.


It’s up to you to vote!

Football fans will have until 23:59 (CET) on 3 February 2023 to vote. Fifa+.

In early February 2023, FIFA will announce the three finalists in each of the seven categories.

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