Full list of nominees for 2022 FIFA Best Awards

The nominees for 2022 FIFA Best Men’s Player Award have been unveiled and while World Cup finalists Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe featured on the shortlist, there was no room for Cristiano Ronaldo.

Full list of nominees for 2022 FIFA Best Awards



Argentina featured heavily in the shortlist for FIFA’s Best awards following their World Cup triumph, with forwards Lionel Messi and Julian Alvarez, goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez and coach Lionel Scaloni receiving nominations in their categories.

Barcelona and Arsenal dominated the women’s award with three players each including Alexia Putellas, Keira Walsh and Aitana Bonmati for the Spanish champions while the English side are represented by Leah Williamson, Vivianne Miedema and Beth Mead.

Chelsea duo Sam Kerr and Jessie Fleming and Olympique Lyonnais’ Ada Hegerberg and Wendie Renard also make the cut.

Full list of nominees for 2022 FIFA Best Awards

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti and Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola are nominated for the men’s award, along with Argentina’s Scaloni, France boss Didier Deschamps and Morocco manager Walid Regragui.

Liverpool’s Alisson Becker, Real Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois and Aston Villa’s Martinez are among the nominees for The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper award.

FIFA said it will announce the three finalists in each category in early February.

FIFA also announced an 11-player shortlist for this year’s Puskas Award for the ‘most beautiful’ goal of the year, with Mbappe’s spectacular volley against Argentina in the World Cup final among the nominees.

Full list of nominees for 2022 FIFA Best Awards

See the full list in each of the category below…

The Best FIFA Men’s Player

  • Julian Alvarez (Argentina / River Plate / Manchester City FC)
  • Jude Bellingham (England / BV Borussia 09 Dortmund)
  • Karim Benzema (France / Real Madrid CF)
  • Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium / Manchester City FC)
  • Erling Haaland (Norway / BV Borussia 09 Dortmund / Manchester City FC)
  • Achraf Hakimi (Morocco / Paris Saint-Germain)
  • Robert Lewandowski (Poland / FC Bayern München / FC Barcelona)
  • Sadio Mane (Senegal / Liverpool FC / FC Bayern München)
  • Kylian Mbappe (France / Paris Saint-Germain)
  • Lionel Messi (Argentina / Paris Saint-Germain)
  • Luka Modric (Croatia / Real Madrid CF)
  • Neymar (Brazil / Paris Saint-Germain)
  • Mohamed Salah (Egypt / Liverpool FC)
  • Vini­cius Junior (Brazil / Real Madrid CF)

The Best FIFA Women’s Player

  • Aitana Bonmata­ (Spain / FC Barcelona)
  • Debinha (Brazil / North Carolina Courage)
  • Jessie Fleming (Canada / Chelsea FC Women)
  • Ada Hegerberg (Norway / Olympique Lyonnais)
  • Sam Kerr (Australia / Chelsea FC Women)
  • Beth Mead (England / Arsenal WFC)
  • Vivianne Miedema (Netherlands / Arsenal WFC)
  • Alex Morgan (USA / Orlando Pride / San Diego Wave)
  • Lena Oberdorf (Germany / VfL Wolfsburg)
  • Alexandra Popp (Germany / VfL Wolfsburg)
  • Alexia Putellas (Spain / FC Barcelona)
  • Wendie Renard (France / Olympique Lyonnais)
  • Keira Walsh (England / Manchester City WFC / FC Barcelona)
  • Leah Williamson (England / Arsenal WFC)

Full list of nominees for 2022 FIFA Best Awards


  • Sonia Bompastor (France/Olympique Lyonnais)
  • Emma Hayes (England/Chelsea FC Women)
  • Bev Priestman (England/Canadian national team)
  • Pia Sundhage (Sweden/Brazilian national team)
  • Martina Voss-Tecklenburg (Germany/German national team)
  • Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands/English national team)


  • Carlo Ancelotti (Italy/Real Madrid)
  • Didier Deschamps (France/French national team)
  • Pep Guardiola (Spain/Manchester City)
  • Walid Regragui (Morocco/ Wydad AC/ Moroccan national team)
  • Lionel Scaloni (Argentina/ Argentinian national team)

Full list of nominees for 2022 FIFA Best Awards


  • Ann-Katrin Berger (Germany/Chelsea)
  • Mary Earps (England/Manchester United)
  • Christiane Endler (Chile/Olympique Lyonnais)
  • Merle Frohms (Germany/Eintracht Frankfurt/VfL Wolfsburg)
  • Alyssa Naeher (USA/Chicago Red Stars)
  • Sandra Panos Garcia-Villamil (Spain/Barcelona)


  • Alisson Becker (Brazil/Liverpool)
  • Yassine Bounou (Morocco/ Sevilla)
  • Thibaut Courtois (Belgium/Real Madrid)
  • Ederson (Brazil/Manchester City)
  • Emiliano Martinez (Argentina/Aston Villa)

Full list of nominees for 2022 FIFA Best Awards


  • Mario Balotelli
  • Amandine Henry
  • Theo Hernandez
  • Alou Kuol
  • Kylian Mbappe
  • Francisco Gonzalez Metilli
  • Marcin Oleksy
  • Salma Paralluelo
  • Richarlison
  • Alessia Russo
  • Dimitri Payet

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