The Best FIFA football awards 2022: Date, time, nominees, live stream & where to watch free

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The full schedule, candidates, and more for The Best FIFA Football Awards in 2022 can be found here.

In 2022, who was the greatest football player in the world? With the FIFA The Best honours scheduled to be presented in February, we will soon find out. Many players will believe they performed well enough to deserve recognition after the nominees for each category were revealed.

Along with the Puskas Award, which honours the best goal scored in the previous calendar year, awards for the best coaches, goalkeepers, and supporters will also be handed out.

The Best FIFA Football Awards are rapidly approaching, and celebrities from all over the world are vying for recognition in a number of prestigious categories.

Three outstanding candidates have emerged from among the players who stood out during the pertinent qualifying times across seven categories, and choices will be made for the FIFA FIFPRO Men’s and Women’s World 11s. The FIFA Fan Award will be given to one of three supporters or fandoms, and the FIFA Fair Play Award winner will also be revealed.

The Best FIFA Football Awards will take place for the seventh time this year since they first began in 2016, and past winners include Lionel Messi, Manuel Neuer, and Megan Rapinoe.

When will the 2022 Best FIFA Football Awards nominations be revealed, who will win, and where can you witness it all? You can find all the information you require on EM2Sports.

Where to watch The Best FIFA football awards 2022 live free:

Viewers around the world can watch the action live on the following channels and here for free:

When are The Best FIFA football awards 2022?

The Best FIFA football awards 2022 will be presented on February 27, 2023.

The ceremony will start at 8 pm GMT (3 pm ET).

The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony will start at 21:00 CET / 20:00 GMT / 15:00 ET / 12:00 PT on 27 February 2023.

The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2022 nominees

PlayerClub(s)National team
Karim BenzemaReal MadridFrance
Kylian MbappePSGFrance
Lionel MessiPSGArgentina

Awarded the Ballon d’Or trio of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, and Karim Benzema from Paris Saint-Germain have been named as finalists for the Best FIFA Men’s Player title.

The Best FIFA Women’s Player 2022 nominees

PlayerClub(s)National team
Beth MeadArsenalEngland
Alex MorganOrlando Pride / San Diego WaveUSWNT
Alexia PutellasBarcelonaSpain

For the Best FIFA Women’s Player prize, Beth Mead of England, who won Euro 2022, has been nominated along with players like Alexia Putellas of Barcelona and Alex Morgan of the USWNT.

The Best FIFA Women’s Coach 2022 nominees

Sonia BompastorLyonFrench
Pia SundhageBrazilSwedish
Sarina WiegmanEnglandDutch

Sarina Wiegman has earned a nomination for The Best Women’s Coach award 2022 after guiding England to European Championship glory last summer. Wiegman is up against the likes of Lyon head coach Sonia Bompastor and Pia Sundhage.

The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper 2022 nominees

PlayerClub(s)National team
Yassine BounouSevillaMorocco
Thibaut CourtoisReal MadridBelgium
Emiliano MartinezAston VillaArgentina

On February 8, 2023, the nominees were trimmed to three finalists: Emi Martinez, Thibaut Courtois and Yassine Bounou.

The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper 2022 nominees

PlayerClub(s)National team
Ann-Katrin BergerChelseaGermany
Mary EarpsMan UtdEngland
Christiane EndlerLyonChile

On February 8, 2023, the nominees were trimmed to three finalists: Ann-Katrin Berger, Christiane Endler and Mary Earps.

FIFA Puskas Award 2022 nominees

Marcin OleksyWarta Poznan vs Stal RzeszowNovember 6, 2022
Dimitri PayetMarseille vs PAOKApril 7, 2022
RicharlisonBrazil vs SerbiaNovember 24, 2022

You can watch all the goals on FIFA’s official YouTube channel. Read more about the goals here.

The Best FIFA Fan Award 2022

  • Abdullah Al-Salmi
  • Argentina fans
  • Japan fans

The nominees for The Best FIFA fan award are Abdullah Al-Salmi, a Saudi Arabian fan who travelled across the desert to support his country at the World Cup in Qatar. He is up against Argentina fans and Japan fans, with each set of fans impressing at the World Cup.

The Best 2021 Winners

  • The Best FIFA Men’s Player: Robert Lewandowski

  • The Best FIFA Women’s Player: Alexia Putellas

  • The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper: Edouard Mendy

  • The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper: Christiane Endler

  • The Best FIFA Men’s Coach: Thomas Tuchel

  • The Best FIFA Women’s Coach: Emma Hayes

  • The FIFA Puskas Award: Erik Lamela

  • The FIFA Fair Play Award: Denmark National Team and medical staff

  • The FIFA Fan Award: Denmark and Finland Fans

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