The body governing football in the World, FIFA has announced the winner of the best player award for 2022.
Paris Saint-Germain’s forward player, Lionel Messi was named winner of the prestigious award for the second time since 2019 following his amazing run last year. The award ceremony was organised in Paris, France on Monday, February 27th, 2023 after last year’s virtual event took place in FIFA’s Zurich headquarters due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Messi won the award following his efforts in helping the Argentine team to win the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup, he scored seven goals in the competition. He also won the 2021/22 Ligue 1 title.
The 35-year-old won the best player award of the tournament, an award he won at the World Cup in Brazil. Messi became the first player to receive the honor twice.
Messi beat his PSG teammate, Kylian Mbappe and Real Madrid forward player Karim Benzema to the award.