The Best FIFA football awards 2022-2023 date, time, men’s and women’s player nominees list, voting explained

The Best FIFA football awards 2022-2023 date, time, men’s and women’s player nominees list, voting explained

Have a look at the Best FIFA football awards 2022-2023 schedule, date, time, voting live stream, nominees and more 

In February, FIFA will present its The Best awards. Many players will believe their performance was strong enough to warrant credit when the nominees for each category were revealed.

The Puskas Award, which honours the finest goal scored in the previous year, will also be highlighted, along with awards for the top coaches, goalkeepers, and fans.

What are the nominees for The Best FIFA Football Awards for 2022, when are they to be announced, and where can you watch it all? Everything you need to know is here, below:

The Best FIFA football awards 2022-2023 date, time, men’s and women’s player nominees list, voting explained, live stream

The Best FIFA football awards 2022 schedule

The FIFA Best Football Awards for 2022 will be given out on February 27, 2023.

The exact time of the event’s start will be announced at a later time, however, it is anticipated that it will start in the evening. The 2021 Awards began airing last year at 6 PM GMT (1 pm ET).

The Best FIFA football awards 2022 live stream: Where to watch?

Live streaming of The Best FIFA Football Awards 2022 will be available on FIFA’s official YouTube account.

The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2022 nominees

In addition to Kylian Mbappe, Erling Haaland, and Neymar, other players nominated for the Best Men’s Player award include Lionel Messi at the top of the list.

Robert Lewandowski, the winner of the previous two trophies, has been selected instead of Portuguese great Cristiano Ronaldo, who joined Al-Nassr in early 2023.

Player Club(s) National team
Julian Alvarez River Plate / Man City Argentina
Jude Bellingham Borussia Dortmund England
Karim Benzema Real Madrid France
Kevin De Bruyne Man City Belgium
Erling Haaland Borussia Dortmund / Man City Norway
Achraf Hakimi PSG Morocco
Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich / Barcelona Poland
Sadio Mane Liverpool / Bayern Munich Senegal
Kylian Mbappe PSG France
Lionel Messi PSG Argentina
Luka Modric Real Madrid Croatia
Neymar PSG Brazil
Mohamed Salah Liverpool Egypt
Vinicius Jr Real Madrid Brazil

The Best FIFA Women’s Player 2022 nominees

Several of England’s Euro 2022 champions, including Beth Mead and Leah Williamson, are up for The Best Women’s Player 2022 honour, competing against players like Barcelona’s Alexia Putellas and Lyon’s Ada Hegerberg.

Player Club(s) National team
Aitana Bonmati Barcelona Spain
Debinha North Carolina Courage Brazil
Jessie Fleming Chelsea Canada
Ada Hegerberg Lyon Norway
Sam Kerr Chelsea Australia
Beth Mead Arsenal England
Vivianne Miedema Arsenal Netherlands
Alex Morgan Orlando Pride / San Diego Wave USWNT
Lena Oberdorf Wolfsburg Germany
Alexandra Popp Wolfsburg Germany
Alexia Putellas Barcelona Spain
Wendie Renard Lyon France
Keira Walsh Man City / Barcelona England
Leah Williamson Arsenal England

The Best FIFA Men’s Coach 2022 nominees

Coach of the World Cup-winning Argentina Lionel Scaloni is competing for The Best Men’s Coach award against formidable opponents like Pep Guardiola and Carlo Ancelotti. Following his leadership of Morocco to their best-ever World Cup performance, Walid Regragui is also featured, along with Didier Deschamps.

Coach Team Nationality
Carlo Ancelotti Real Madrid Italian
Didier Deschamps France French
Pep Guardiola Man City Spanish
Walid Regragui Wydad AC / Morocco Moroccan
Lionel Scaloni Argentina Argentinian

The Best FIFA Women’s Coach 2022 nominees

After leading England to victory in the European Championship this summer, Sarina Wiegman has received a nomination for The Best Women’s Coach award 2022. Wiegman is competing against Sonia Bompastor, head coach of Lyon, and Emma Hayes, manager of Chelsea.

Coach Team Nationality
Sonia Bompastor Lyon French
Emma Hayes Chelsea English
Bev Priestman Canada English
Pia Sundhage Brazil Swedish
Martina Voss-Tecklenburg Germany German
Sarina Wiegman England Dutch

The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper 2022 nominees

The Best Men’s Goalkeeper nominees include Alisson, Yassine Bounou, Thibaut Courtois, Ederson, and Emiliano Martinez.

Player Club(s) National team
Alisson Liverpool Brazil
Yassine Bounou Sevilla Morocco
Thibaut Courtois Real Madrid Belgium
Ederson Man City Brazil
Emiliano Martinez Aston Villa Argentina

The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper 2022 nominees

The Best Women’s Goalkeeper 2022 nominees are Mary Earps of Manchester United and Ann-Katrin Berger of Chelsea.

Player Club(s) National team
Ann-Katrin Berger Chelsea Germany
Mary Earps Man Utd England
Christiane Endler Lyon Chile
Merle Frohms Eintracht Frankfurt / Wolfsburg Germany
Alyssa Naeher Chicago Red Stars USWNT
Sandra Panos Garcia-Villamil Barcelona Spain

FIFA Puskas Award 2022 nominees

The Puskas Award, presented to the player who is thought to have scored the best or most beautiful goal, has 11 nominees according to FIFA. The World Cup final volley by Kylian Mbappe against Argentina and the Euro 2022 semifinal goal by Alessia Russo against Sweden both make the list.

Player Goal Date
Mario Balotelli Adana Demirspor vs Goztepe Spor Kulubu May 22, 2022
Amandine Henry Barcelona vs Lyon May 21, 2022
Theo Hernandez AC Milan vs Atalanta May 15, 2022
Alou Kuol Iraq U23 vs Australia U23 June 4, 2022
Kylian Mbappe Argentina vs France December 18, 2022
Francisco Gonzalez Metilli Instituto de Cordoba vs Rosario August 1, 2022
Marcin Oleksy Warta Poznan vs Stal Rzeszow November 6, 2022
Salma Paralluelo Barcelona vs Villarreal April 2, 2022
Dimitri Payet Marseille vs PAOK April 7, 2022
Richarlison Brazil vs Serbia November 24, 2022
Alessia Russo England vs Sweden July 26, 2022

The Best FIFA Fan Award 2022 nominees

Abdullah Al-Salmi, a supporter of Saudi Arabia who crossed the desert to cheer on his nation at the World Cup in Qatar, is one of the contenders for The Best FIFA fan award. He must contend with supporters of both Argentina and Japan, two groups that made strong impressions during the World Cup.

  • Abdullah Al-Salmi
  • Argentina fans
  • Japan fans

How to vote for The Best FIFA 2022

The voting period for the several categories began on January 12 and will last until February 3, 2023.

The FIFA official website is where voters may cast their ballots for The Best FIFA awards. Fans who want to vote in the open poll must sign up at or log into their FIFA accounts.