Argentina and Paris St-Germain forward Lionel Messi has been named men’s player of the year at the 2022 Best FIFA Awards, after the 35-year-old captained Argentina to World Cup glory in Qatar, and scored 27 goals in 49 games for club and country in 2021-22.
Barcelona’s Alexia Putellas was named women’s player of the year. Lionel Scaloni, who led Argentina to their third World Cup title, was named men’s coach of the year.
England manager Sarina Wiegman was named women’s coach of the year Aston Villa and Argentina’s Emiliano Martinez was recognised as the best men’s goalkeeper, while England’s Mary Earps won the women’s award.
Amputee footballer Marcin Oleksy, of Polish side Warta Poznan, won the Fifa Puskas award for the best goal of the year, Georgian footballer who plays as a centre-back for Serie A club Cremonese, Luka Lochoshvili received the fair play award for holding the tongue of his opponent, Georg Teigl, to save his life after the midfielder had fallen unconscious.