FIFA Shortlists Nominees for Best Football Awards 2022

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FIFA Shortlists Nominees for Best Football Awards 2022

FIFA has announced nominees for various Football Awards Categories along with their Prizes. Notably, two expert panels have assisted in the process of Candidates’ selection, while a few will pick after Public voting Via FIFA+, in which fans can cast vote until 3rd February 2023.

It is pertinent to mention that FIFA Awards 2022 will be given in various Categories, including Best Footballers, Goalkeepers, Coaches, Fans, and Best Goals. Here is the list of Nominees for the Best Football Awards for the year 2022.

Best FIFA Women’s Player

  • Aitana Bonmatí (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 / Arsenal WFC)
  • 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 FIFA Men’s Player

  • Julián Álvarez (Argentina / Club Atlético River Plate / Manchester City FC)
  • Jude Bellingham (England / BV Borussia 09 Dortmund)
  • Karim Benzema (France / Real Madrid CF)
  • Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium / Manchester City FC)
  • Erling Haaland (Norway / BV Borussia 09 Dortmund / Manchester City FC)
  • Achraf Hakimi (Morocco / Paris Saint-Germain FC)
  • Robert Lewandowski (Poland / FC Bayern München / FC Barcelona)
  • Sadio Mané (Senegal / Liverpool FC / FC Bayern München)
  • Kylian Mbappé (France / Paris Saint-Germain FC )
  • Lionel Messi (Argentina / Paris Saint-Germain FC)
  • Luka Modrić (Croatia / Real Madrid CF)
  • Neymar (Brazil / Paris Saint-Germain FC)
  • Mohamed Salah (Egypt / Liverpool FC)
  • Vinícius Junior (Brazil / Real Madrid CF)

Best FIFA Women’s Coach

  • Sonia Bompastor (France / Olympique Lyonnais)
  • Emma Hayes (England / Chelsea FC Women)
  • Bev Priestman (England / Canadian National Team)
  • Pia Sundhage (Sweden / Brazilian National Team)
  • Martina Voss-Tecklenburg (Germany / German National Team)
  • Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands / English National Team)

Best FIFA Men’s Coach

  • Carlo Ancelotti (Italy / Real Madrid CF)
  • Didier Deschamps (France / French National Team)
  • Pep Guardiola (Spain / Manchester City FC)
  • Walid Regragui (Morocco / Wydad AC / Moroccan National Team)
  • Lionel Scaloni (Argentina / Argentinian National Team)

Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper

  • Ann-Katrin Berger (Germany / Chelsea FC Women)
  • Mary Earps (England / Manchester United WFC)
  • Christiane Endler (Chile / Olympique Lyonnais)
  • Merle Frohms (Germany / Eintracht Frankfurt / VfL Wolfsburg)
  • Alyssa Naeher (USA / Chicago Red Stars)
  • Sandra Paños García-Villamil (Spain / FC Barcelona)

Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper

  • Álisson Becker (Brazil / Liverpool FC)
  • Yassine Bounou (Morocco / Sevilla FC)
  • Thibaut Courtois (Belgium / Real Madrid CF)
  • Ederson (Brazil / Manchester City FC)
  • Emiliano Martínez (Argentina / Aston Villa FC)

FIFA Puskás Award

  • Mario Balotelli (Italy): Adana Demirspor v. Göztepe Spor Kulübü [Süper Lig] (22 May 2022)
  • Amandine Henry (France): FC Barcelona v. Olympique Lyonnais [UEFA Women’s Champions League] (21 May 2022)
  • Théo Hernández (France): AC Milan v. Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio, [Serie A] (15 May 2022)
  • Alou Kuol (Australia): Iraq U23 v. Australia U23 [AFC U23 Asian Cup] (4 June 2022)
  • Kylian Mbappé (France): Argentina v. France [FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™] (18 December 2022)
  • Francisco González Metilli (Argentina): Club Atlético Central Córdoba v. Club Atlético Rosario Central [Primera División] (1 August 2022)
  • Marcin Oleksy (Poland): Warta Poznań v. Stal Rzeszów [PZU Amp Futbol Ekstraklasa] (6 November 2022)
  • Salma Paralluelo (Spain): FC Barcelona v. Villarreal CF [Liga F] (2 April 2022)
  • Dimitri Payet (France): Olympique de Marseille v. PAOK Thessaloniki FC [UEFA Europa Conference League] (7 April 2022)
  • Richarlison (Brazil): Brazil v. Serbia [FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022] (24 November 2022)
  • Alessia Russo (England): England v. Sweden [UEFA Women’s EURO 2022] (26 July 2022)

Best FIFA Fan Award

  • Abdullah Al Salmi (Saudi Arabia): For traveling on Foot from his hometown of Jeddah to Qatar, to support his national team at the FIFA World Cup.
  • Argentinian National Team fans (Argentina): Hundreds of Argentina fans came to Qatar to provide unmatched support for their team’s ultimately victorious FIFA World Cup 2022
  • Japanese National Team fans (Japan): Japan fans gained worldwide recognition for their tradition of staying behind to help clean the stadium after World Cup games.