FIFA announces nominees for The Best FIFA Football Awards 2022

Football fans can vote for their favorite candidate on the FIFA+ website.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA — FIFA has announced the nominees who will compete for The Best FIFA Football Awards™ 2022. FIFA recognizes members who excel in the world’s most popular sports. They not only represent the highest honor for coaches and footballers, but also become celebrations where football fans are recognized and play an important and active role.

The Best FIFA Football Awards™, which began in 2016, herald a new era of honoring outstanding personalities from across the world of football. The first ceremony was held at TPC-Studios in Zurich and engaged fans with their votes from 2016 to crown the best players and coaches in men’s and women’s football. The FIFA Fan Award was also presented for the first time to honor the fans’ extraordinary gesture.

For this year, the announcement of the winners will take place on February 23, 2023. Before that, football fans around the world are invited to participate vote for the best in each category on the FIFA+ website until February 3. Then FIFA will announce the top three candidates in early February.

Here is a list of categories and candidates:

FIFA Player of the Year

Aitana Bonmati (Spain/FC Barcelona)

Debinha (Brazil/North Carolina Courage)

Jessie Fleming (Canada/Chelsea FC Women)

Ada Hegerberg (Norway/Olympique Lyonnais)

Sam Kerr (Australia/Chelsea FC Women)

Beth Mead (England/Arsenal WFC)

Vivianne Miedema (Netherlands/WFC Arsenal)

Alex Morgan (USA/Orlando Pride/San Diego Wave)

Lena Oberdorf (Germany/VfL Wolfsburg)

Alexandra Popp (Germany/VfL Wolfsburg)

Alexia Putellas (Spain/FC Barcelona)

Wendie Renard (France/Olympique Lyonnais)

Keira Walsh (England/Manchester City WFC/FC Barcelona)

Leah Williamson (England/Arsenal WFC)

Best Male Player…

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