The Best FIFA Football Awards are an annual awards ceremony organized by FIFA to recognize the previous year’s best football players and coaches. On January 12, FIFA revealed the nominees for The Best FIFA Football Awards 2022.
The awards were first introduced in 2016 and included categories such as “The Best FIFA Men’s Player,” “The Best FIFA Women’s Player,” “The Best FIFA Men’s Coach,” and “The Best FIFA Women’s Coach.” Additionally, there are also awards for goalkeepers, fair play, and fan awards.
The awards are voted on by a panel of international journalists, national team coaches, and captains, as well as online voting by fans. Public voting is open on FIFA+ and will run until the end of February 3, 2023.
The FIFA football culture is a competitive scene that includes professional players and teams and is supported by a large and dedicated fanbase, which makes it difficult to predict the winner.
Who should win the best FIFA awards?
Before results are out by February 27, Real Research, an online survey app, attempted to gather opinions through a survey on who is most likely to win The Best awards from the nominees for The Best FIFA Football Awards 2022.
Public Opinion on the Best FIFA Football Awards 2022 Highlights:
- The majority (15.81%) see Lionel Messi winning the Best FIFA Men’s Player award
- Lionel Scaloni is expected to win the Best FIFA Men’s Coach award by the majority (34.31%)
- The Japanese National Team fans got the highest votes (36.29%) to likely win the FIFA Fan Award
About 8 in 10 Are Aware of The Best FIFA Football Awards Event
The Best FIFA Football Awards is an event to honor some of the most “outstanding” members of Football. Based on survey findings, 78.29% are aware of the Best FIFA Awards ceremony, while the rest (21.71%) are not.
Top 5 Players to Win the Best FIFA Men’s Player Award
FIFA has revealed the candidates shortlisted for The Best FIFA Football Awards 2022.
There are several categories for awarding outstanding associates in football, one of which is the Best FIFA Men’s Player award given to the best male player of the year. From the list of nominees, survey respondents chose who they think is most likely to win the award.
First place with the majority of the votes goes to Lionel Messi (15.81%), followed by Mohamed Salah (9.54%), Vinícius Junior (8.88%), Kylian Mbappé (8.31%), and Neymar (6.6%).
The Best FIFA Women’s Player award is given to the best female player of the year. Most survey respondents (11.77%) expect Keira Walsh to win the award. The rest voted for Leah Williamson (10.65%), Alexia Putellas (7.85%), Aitana Bonmatí (7.23%), and Jessie Fleming (6.92%).
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The Best FIFA Coach Award
The Best FIFA Men’s Coach award is given to the best male coach of the year. The coach who is likely to win the award, according to the majority (34.31%), is Lionel Scaloni. Next to him, voted by 17.31% of respondents, is Carlo Ancelotti, followed by Pep Guardiola (16.48%).
Likewise, the Best FIFA Women’s Coach award is given to the best female coach of the year. Among the nominated female coaches, most survey respondents (21.53%) expect Martina Voss-Tecklenburg to receive the award. Others (20.64%) think it would be Sarina Wiegman, while some (15.68%) believe it to be Emma Hayes.
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The Best FIFA Goalkeeper Award
The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper award is given to the best male goalkeeper of the year. From the list of nominated goalkeepers, Emiliano Martínez got most of the votes (32.68%), while Álisson Becker got 17.1% and Thibaut Courtois got 16.74% of the votes.
The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper award is given to the best female goalkeeper of the year. The majority (21.27%) believe Sandra Paños García-Villamil will win the award, and others think it would be Alyssa Naeher (19.73%) or Mary Earps (15.65%).
The FIFA Puskás and Fan Award
Named in honor of the legendary Hungarian forward Ferenc Puskás, the FIFA Puskás Award is given to the player deemed to have scored the most aesthetically significant goal, regardless of the championship, gender, or nationality. For The Best FIFA Football Awards 2022, the following are the top 5 who got the highest votes when respondents were asked, “who would win the FIFA Puskás Award?” The responses are as follows.
Alessia Russo (15.58%), Richarlison (13.15%), Kylian Mbappé (11.45%), Dimitri Payet (11.02%), and Francisco González Metilli (8.19%).
Lastly, the FIFA Fan Award is an award to recognize the best FIFA Football fans or supporters of the year. Among the three nominees, the Japanese National Team fans got the highest votes (36.29%), followed by the Argentinian National Team fans with 35.02% of votes, and the rest (28.7%) voted for Abdullah Al Salmi of Saudi Arabia.
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|Survey Title||Public Opinion on the Best FIFA Football Awards 2022|
|Duration||January 20 – January 27, 2023|
|Number of Participants||20,000|
|Demographics||Males and females, aged 21 to 99|
|Participating Countries||Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia,… Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.|
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