Messi, Putellas, Scaloni: check out the winners of FIFA The Best 2023

The award took place on the afternoon of Monday (27) and awarded the best football players in the world
Josué Seixas
2023-03-01 14:32:58

On the afternoon of this Monday (27th), starting at 5 pm (Brasília time), the FIFA The Best ceremony took place. The award’s highlight is knowing which male soccer player will be elected the best in the world with three athletes of the highest level and different from each other competing.

Lionel Messi (PSG and Argentina national team) was the big favorite for winning the 2022 World Cup and secured the trophy. The finalist of the World Cup against the Argentines were the French, commanded by the top scorer of the tournament, Kylian Mbappé (PSG and French National Team).

The trio was rounded off by fellow Frenchman Karim Benzema, voted best in the world by France Football after winning the UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid. See all FIFA The Best 2023 winners.

Check out the winners of FIFA The Best 2023

Best player in the world: Lionel Messi (PSG and Argentina national team)

“What a pleasure it is to be here. It is an honor to be here and win this award. I would like to thank my teammates, Scaloni and without them I would not be here. They are all part of this victory. It was an incredible win year. I realized the dream I had been waiting for so long – and I finally got it done.”

Best player in the world: Alexia Putellas (Barcelona and Spain national team)

“Honestly, I didn’t really prepare anything to say. I just want to thank everyone who voted for me. I thank my family, teammates, the club and everyone who helped me.”

Ideal men’s football team

Thibaut Courtois; Achraf Hakimi, Virgil Van Dijk and João Cancelo; Kevin De Bruyne, Luka Modric and Casemiro; Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé, Karim Benzema and Erling Haaland.

Best team in women’s football

Christiane Endler; Lucy Bronze, Maria Leon, Leah Williamson and Wendy Renard; Alexia Putellas, Keira Walsh and Lena Oberdorff; Alex Morgan, Sam Kerr and Beth Mead.

FIFA Fan Award 2022: Argentine fans

Fair Play Award: Luka Lochoshvili

Wolfsberger defender Luka Lochoshvili was hailed as a hero after his quick thinking helped save the life of Austria Wien star Georg Teigl during an Austrian Bundesliga clash.

Lochoshvili, 23, saw action after Teigl, 31, fell to the ground unconscious following a collision with Nikolas Veratschnig’s knee during the closing stages of the Division 1 match.

Sensing the gravity of the situation, Lochoshvili, along with teammate Christopher Wernitznig, reacted immediately to prevent Teigl from swallowing his tongue.

Incredible footage from Sky Sports Austria shows the pair helping Teigl as other players wave for medical staff to come onto the field.

Best coach in the world: Lionel Scaloni (Argentina National Team)

“The most beautiful thing is to make your people and your country happy. Priceless. This victory is for them.”

Best Coach in the World: Sarina Wiegman (England National Team)

Most beautiful goal in the world: Marcin Oleksy (amputee player who won the FIFA Puskás Award)

Best goalkeeper in the world: Emiliano Martínez (Aston Villa)

Best goalkeeper in the world: Mary Earps (Manchester United)