The Best FIFA Awards takes place on Monday evening as Lionel Messi looks to pick up his second consecutive prestigious award following his 2021 Ballon d’Or victory
It’s not been long since the 2021 Ballon d’Or award took place but the next ceremony is already upon us as The Best FIFA Awards 2022 is set to go ahead on Monday evening.
The best men’s and women’s players of the last year will receive their honours, while the highly regarded Puskas Award is also up for grabs to celebrate the best goal of the year.
Robert Lewandowski, who won the men’s award last year, is once again in the running and he will compete against 2021 Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi and Liverpool ’s Mohamed Salah.
The best goalkeeper and best coach for both the men and women’s game are also set to be announced to total up seven awards on the night.
Here is all you need to know about The Best FIFA Awards 2022, including the full shortlist of nominees.
Does Lionel Messi also deserve to win the best men’s player of the year award? Have your say in the comment section below.
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When is The Best FIFA Awards 2022?
The Best FIFA Awards is scheduled to begin at 6pm on Monday, January 17 at the FIFA Headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.
How to watch
The awards ceremony will not be televised but FIFA will be streaming it live on their website and their YouTube channel.
The Best FIFA Men’s Player Award 2022 odds with Betfair
Robert Lewandowski 4/6
Lionel Messi 2/1
Erling Haaland 16/1
Mohamed Salah 18/1
Kevin De Bruyne 20/1
Karim Benzema 20/1
Kylian Mbappe 33/1
N’Golo Kante 40/1
Cristiano Ronaldo 40/1
*odds subject to change
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The Best FIFA Awards full shortlist
Best Men’s player
Karim Benzema, Kevin de Bruyne, Erling Haaland, Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Robert Lewandowski, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo, Mohamed Salah.
Best Women’s player
Stina Blackstenius, Aitana Bonmati, Lucy Bronze, Magdalena Eriksson, Caroline Graham Hansen, Pernille Harder, Jennifer Hermoso, Ji So-yun, Sam Kerr, Vivianne Miedema, Ellen White, Alexia Putellas, Christine Sinclair.
Best Men’s coach
Antonio Conte, Hansi Flick, Pep Guardiola, Roberto Mancini, Lionel Scaloni, Diego Simeone, Thomas Tuchel.
Best Women’s coach
Lluis Cortes, Peter Gerhadsson, Emma Hayes, Beverly Priestman, Sarina Wiegman.
Best Men’s goalkeeper
Gianluigi Donnarumma, Edouard Mendy, Manuel Neuer.
Best Women’s goalkeeper
Ann-Katrin Berger, Christiane Endler, Stephanie Lynn Marie Labbe.
FIFA Puskas Award
Erik Lamela (March 14, 2021 Tottenham vs Arsenal ), Patrik Schick (June 14, 2021 Czech Republic vs Scotland), Medhi Taremi (April 13, 2021 Porto vs Chelsea ).