FIFA has confirmed the nominees for the prestigious Best Men’s Player of the Year award. The award recognizes the best male football players from around the world and celebrates their achievements from August 2021 to December 2022. The final nominees for the award this year are Lionel Messi, Karim Benzema, and Kylian Mbappé. These three players have had an outstanding year and have made a significant impact on the football world.
Lionel Messi (Argentina, PSG)
FIFA nominated Lionel Messi, who currently plays for Paris Saint Germain and the Argentina national team, for his outstanding performance at the World Cup. He helped Argentina win the tournament and also won the Golden Ball award, becoming the first player in history to win the award twice. Messi’s impressive play, leadership, and unwavering dedication to the sport make him a top contender for the award.
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
FIFA also nominated Karim Benzema, who plays for Real Madrid and the French national team, for his outstanding performance over the past year. He was a standout performer for Real Madrid as they completed a domestic and European double, scoring 42 goals in both campaigns. His skill, strength, and vision on the pitch make Karim Benzema a constant threat and his contributions to Real Madrid’s success cannot be overstated.
Kylian Mbappe (France, PSG)
Finally, FIFA nominated Kylian Mbappé, who also plays for Paris Saint Germain and the French national team, for his impressive performance at the World Cup. He won the Golden Boot award by scoring eight goals and became the first player in 56 years to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final. Mbappé’s speed, agility, and incredible finishing make him one of the most exciting young players in the world and he has a bright future ahead of him.
In conclusion, three outstanding players will contest the closely contested FIFA Best Men’s Player of the Year award. Each of these players has made a significant impact on the football world and it will be interesting to see who comes out on top. Join the world in determining the best player of the year by casting your vote for your favourite nominee at FIFA’s official website: https://www.fifa.com/fifaplus/en/the-best-fifa-football-awards. Make your voice heard in this prestigious competition