Messi, Putellas: Top winners at FIFA Football Awards

Lionel Messi crowned

Best FIFA Men’s Player

Argentina's World Cup-winning captain Lionel Messi was crowned the best player in men's football by the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) at The Best FIFA Football Awards

Lionel Messi ahead

Of Kylian Mbappe,

Karim Benzema The 35-year-old forward scored two goals in the 2022 World Cup final against France, which Argentina won on penalties against France following a 3-3 draw in Qatar. Messi was named as the world's best player over Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema

Spain's Alexia Putellas

gets Best Women’s Player

While Messi bagged the award in the men's category, Spain's Alexia Putellas won the best women's player award for a second straight year at the Best FIFA Football Awards 2022 ceremony held in Paris on Monday

Lionel Scaloni, Sarina

Wiegman voted Best Coach

at Best FIFA Football Awards Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni was voted FIFA men’s coach of the year after leading his team to the World Cup title in December. Sarina Wiegman won the best FIFA women’s coach after leading the Lionesses to European glory and her second successive UEFA EURO title

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Argentina on a winning spree

Argentina shot-stopper Emiliano Martinez got his hands on the best FIFA men's goalkeeper prize and Argentinian fans were recognised for their support of the national team during the FIFA World Cup 2022

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Marcin Oleksy wins

FIFA Puskas Award The glittering ceremony also recognised the standout goal of the year as Marcin Oleksy won the FIFA Puskas Award for his impressive finish Heading 3

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Other key winners

Georgian player Luka Lochoshvili picked up the FIFA Fair Play award. England's Mary Earps clinched the Best Women's Goalkeeper trophy

Argentina takes major

honours at Best FIFA

Football Awards At the awards ceremony held in Paris, Argentina took home major honours after their World Cup triumph in December last year

Best FIFA Football Awards

2022: Voting process

The winners of The Best player, goalkeeper and coach awards were determined through a voting process in which four groups had an equal say -- football fans, selected media representatives and the captains and head coaches of national teams from around the globe

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