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THE BEST AWARDS

The Best FIFA Football Awards: Times, nominees, categories, how to watch on TV and online

The Best FIFA Football Awards 2022 are to take place in Paris on Monday 27 February 2023, with Karim Benzema, Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappé up for The Best Men’s Player.

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Dancers perform during The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony
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Will Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappé or Lionel Messi be named The Best FIFA Men’s Player? Will Alex Morgan, Alexia Putellas or Beth Mead scoop the women’s prize? It’s only been a few short months since Benzema and Putellas picked up the Ballon d’Or for their exploits in 2021-22 but, not to be outdone by France Football, FIFA are now gearing up to present their own awards.

When are The Best FIFA Football Awards?

The Best FIFA Football Awards 2022 will take place in Paris on Monday 27 February 2023, with the ceremony scheduled to get going at 3pm ET. For the first time since January 2020, guests will be able to attend the event in person rather than virtually (due to the Covid-19 pandemic, just in case you’d forgotten about that…).

Robert Lewandowski was voted The Best Men's Player for 2021.
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Robert Lewandowski was voted The Best Men's Player for 2021. ALBERT GEAREUTERS

How to watch The Best FIFA Football Awards in the United States

You can stream The Best FIFA Football Awards live on FIFA’s official YouTube channel.

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The Best FIFA Men’s Player finalists

For accomplishments between 8 August 2021 and 18 December 2022.

  • Karim Benzema (Real Madrid/France)
  • Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain/France)
  • Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain/Argentina)

The Best FIFA Women’s Player finalists

For accomplishments between 7 August 2021 and 31 July 2022.

  • Beth Mead (Arsenal/England)
  • Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride/San Diego Wave/USWNT)
  • Alexia Putellas (Barcelona/Spain)

The Best FIFA Men’s Coach finalists

  • Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid)
  • Pep Guardiola (Manchester City)
  • Lionel Scaloni (Argentina)

The Best FIFA Women’s Coach finalists

  • Sonia Bompastor (Lyon)
  • Pia Sundhage (Brazil)
  • Sarina Wiegman (England)

The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper finalists

  • Yassine Bounou (Sevilla/Morocco)
  • Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid/Belgium)
  • Emiliano Martínez (Aston Villa/Argentina)
Alexia Putellas, The Best Women's Player for 2021, is working her way back to fitness after a serious injury.
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Alexia Putellas, The Best Women's Player for 2021, is working her way back to fitness after a serious injury. INMA FLORESDiarioAS

The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper finalists

  • Ann-Katrin Berger (Chelsea/Germany)
  • Mary Earps (Manchester United/England)
  • Christiane Endler (Lyon/Chile)

The FIFA Puskás Award finalists

The Best FIFA Fan Award contenders

  • Abdullah Al Salmi (Saudi Arabia): Abdullah journeyed by foot from his hometown of Jeddah to Qatar, hiking across the Saudi Arabian desert, to support his national team at the FIFA World Cup.
  • Argentinian National Team fans (Argentina): Argentina fans travelled to Qatar in impressive numbers to provide incredible support for their team’s ultimately victorious FIFA World Cup campaign, and millions of fans then welcomed their heroes home to Buenos Aires and across the country.
  • Japanese National Team fans (Japan): Japan fans earned worldwide recognition for their tradition of staying behind to help clean the stadium after World Cup games.

How were the nominees for The Best FIFA Football Awards 2022 selected?

Nominees for The Best players’, goalkeepers’ and coaches’ awards were chosen by two expert panels – one for men’s soccer and another for women’s soccer.

Who votes in The Best FIFA Football Awards 2022?

Media representatives, national team coaches, national team captains and the general public were all able to vote in each of the The Best FIFA Football Awards categories, which whittled the nominees in each category down to three finalists. Voting for the general public closed on 3 February although you have until the end of Sunday 26 February to vote for the winner of The Best FIFA Fan Award up until the day before the ceremony (26 February).