Fifa The Best 2023: Lionel Messi voted best player, the full list

And the best player of the year is.

Fifa The Best 2023: Lionel Messi voted best player, the full list

And the best player of the year is... Argentina's Lionel Messi. At the end of an evening rich in emotions and marked by the presentation of 11 prizes, the world champion received the famous trophy. Back to the charts.

Fifa rewarded, this Monday, February 27, 2023, the greatest football players of the year 2022. If to everyone's surprise, Alexia Putellas succeeded herself, ahead of Alex Morgan and Beth Mead, and thus becoming THE best FIFA Women's Player, it came as no surprise that Lionel Messi won the FIFA Player of the Year trophy for the third time, right under the nose of the other two competing players who were none other than Kylian Mbappé and Karim Benzema. Without further ado, here is the full list:

How voting for The Best FIFA Football Awards works

FIFA relies on the votes of coaches, national team captains, journalists (one per country) and Internet users on the FIFA website. The voters, all equal, have the task of registering three names in descending order. The first choice is worth 5 points, while the second is worth 3 points and the last 1 point. All the people who participate in electing the future winners are free to vote except when it comes to designating themselves. This is prohibited. The Puskas prize is an exception to the rule since it is the public who designates the best goal.

The Best FIFA Football Awards is a ceremony organized by FIFA since 2017. It emerged after the World Football Federation lost the right to award the Ballon d'Or. Today, France Football magazine has taken up the torch and is awarding the most beautiful individual award. FIFA decided on very similar principles to donate its own trophies.

FIFA, based on the results and performances of each, rewards several personalities of world football. For this edition, in the men's category, FIFA had taken into account individual performances between August 8, 2021 and December 18, 2022 due to the FIFA World Cup. For women, the international federation had taken into account the performances of the players from August 7, 2021 to July 31, 2022 (Euro final).