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The Best FIFA Football Awards: Lionel Messi scoops top gong

The seventh edition of The Best FIFA Football Awards saw Lionel Messi crowned Best Men's Player for the second time in Paris.

The winners of FIFA's The Best Awards for 2022 were determined by a combination of fans, national team coaches, national team captains and media members from the collection of FIFA member nations, with Messi and Alexia Putellas coming away with the top prizes in the male and female categories respectively.

The latest in a long list of individual accolades for 35-year old Messi, this recognition comes following his momentous World Cup victory with his country Argentina in Qatar in December, with Putellas winning the Best Women's Player for the second year running after winning a stunning treble of trophies with Barcelona.

Let's take a look at the list of The Best FIFA Football Awards winners in full:

Men's awards

The Best FIFA Men's Player:

1. Lionel Messi (PSG & Argentina)
2. Kylian Mbappe (PSG & France)
3. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid & France)

The Best FIFA Men's Goalkeeper:

1. Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa & Argentina)
2. Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid & Belgium)
3. Yassine Bounou (Sevilla & Morocco)

The Best FIFA Men's Coach:

1. Lionel Scaloni (Argentina)
2. Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid)
3. Pep Guardiola (Manchester City)

FIFA FIFPRO Men's World 11:

Goalkeeper - Thibaut Courtois

Defenders - Achraf Hakimi, Virgil van Dijk, Joao Cancelo

Midfielders - Casemiro, Luka Modric, Kevin De Bruyne

Forwards - Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Karim Benzema, Erling Haaland

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Women's awards

The Best FIFA Women's Player:

1. Alexia Putellas (Barcelona & Spain)
2. Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride/ San Diego Wave & United States)
3. Beth Mead (Arsenal & England)

The Best FIFA Women's Goalkeeper:

1. Mary Earps (Manchester United & England)
2. Christiane Endler (Lyon & Chile)
3. Ann-Katrin Berger (Chelsea & Germany)

The Best FIFA Women's Coach:

1. Sarina Wiegman (England)
2. Sonia Bompastor (Lyon)
3. Pia Sundhage (Brazil)

FIFA FIFPRO Women's World 11:

Goalkeeper - Christianne Endler

Defenders - Lucy Bronze, Maria Leon, Wendie Renard, Leah Williamson

Midfielders - Lena Oberdorf, Alexia Putellas, Keira Walsh

Forwards - Sam Kerr, Beth Mead, Alex Morgan

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