The Best FIFA Football Awards 2022 Winners & Nominees List

FIFA The BEST and Ballon d’Or are 2 major football awards in the world, although the Ballon d’Or was cancelled this year FIFA is going ahead with their annual football awards. This year the ceremony will take place virtually on the 17th December 2022. Here’s the Best FIFA Football Awards 2022 winners list.

The Best FIFA Football Awards 2022 Winners List

FIFA BEST AwardsDetails
Date17th December
Time TBD
VenueThe virtual event, Live From Zurich
Host Reshmin Chowdhury and Ruud Gullit
BroadcastersLive on FIFA.com and FIFA’s YouTube channel

FIFA Best Men Player 2022

On 25th November FIFA released the list of 11 nominees for the FIFA Best Men Player 2022. The list of those nominees is as follows.

PlayerClub
Cristiano RonaldoJuventus
Lionel MessiBarcelona
Robert LewandowskiBayern Munich
Thiago Liverpool
Kevin De BruyneManchester City
Sadio ManeLiverpool
Kylian MbappePSG
NeymarPSG
Sergio RamosReal Madrid
Mohamed SalahLiverpool
Virgil Van DijkLiverpool

On 11th December FIFA shortlisted 3 players for the award and the list of players who would be making their way to the podium is as follows.

PlayerClubNotable Achievement
Cristiano RonaldoJuventusWinner Serie A
Lionel MessiBarcelona25 Goals and 21 Assist in single season
Robert LewandowskiBayern MunichWon Quintuple with Bayern Munich including Champions Leauge

Robert Lewandowski is most likely to win this prestigious award for the first time in his career.

Best Goalkeeper Award

The list of The Best FIFA Football Awards 2022 nominees for the best goalkeeper award is as follows.

PlayerClubNotable Achievement
AlissonLiverpoolWon the premier league with Liverpool
Manuel NeuerBayern MunichWon Quintuple with Bayern Munich including Champions Leauge
Jan OblakAtletico MadridKept an average of 0.97 goals per match

Men’s Coach

The list of nominees for The Best FIFA Football Awards 2022 for coach of the year is as follows.

CoachClubNotable Achievement
Jurgen KloppLiverpoolLed Liverpool to Premier League title
Marcelo BielsaLeeds UnitedLed Leeds to promotion to Premier League
Hans-Dieter FlickBayern MunichWon Quintuple with Bayern Munich including Champions Leauge

FIFA Puskas Award

The award is given to the player with the best goal of the year and The Best FIFA Football Awards 2022 nominees for the Puskas award category is as follows.

PlayerMatchDateCompetitionGoal Description
Giorgian De ArrascaetaCeara vs Flamengo25 August 20192019 Campeonato Brasileiro Série AStunning Bicycle Kick almost on the edge of the box
Son Heung-minTottenham vs Burnley7 December 20192019–20 Premier LeagueScored a 80 m solo run goal
Luis SuarezBarcelona vs Mallorca7 December 20192019–20 La LigaStunning back heal goal

FIFA Best Awards History And How To Vote

Awards in football started in 1956 since the inception Ballon d’Or it was in 1991 when FIFA started distributing awards as FIFA world player of the year. However, in 2009 Ballon d’Or merged with FIFA world player of the year to call it FIFA Ballon d’Or. Although in 2016 they separated and since then Ballon d’Or holds separate awards and FIFA started ‘ THE BEST’ awards.

The winners of The Best FIFA Men’s Player, The Best FIFA Men’s Coach, and The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper Awards will be selected by an international jury comprising the current coaches of all men’s national teams (one per team).

The current captains of all men’s national teams (one per team), one specialist journalist from each territory represented by a national team and fans from all over the world registered on FIFA.com

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