Messi is best male player of the year
Argentina: FIFA has selected Argentina’s Lionel Messi as the best male player of the year 2022. This is the second time Messi has been presented with the best player award, Xinhua news agency reported. He won the best player award for the first time in 2019. 2022 Qatar World Cup champions Argentina won four trophies at the ceremony. Argentina head coach Lionel Scaloni won the Best Men’s Coach award, Emiliano Martínez won the Best Men’s Goalkeeper award and Argentina fans won the Best Fans award for the first time. Spain’s Alexia Puteles won the Best FIFA Women’s Player Award 2022 for the second time in a row. Following an opening speech by FIFA President Gianni Infantino, the ceremony began with a video tribute to Brazilian legend Pele, who died on December 29, 2022, at the age of 82. The best female goalkeeper was Mary Earps of England and the best female coach was Sarina Wigman of the England women’s national team.