‘World Cup Hero’ Messi, FIFA Player of the Year ‘Standing’

Third Mbappe and Benzema vote score after the 2000s and 2010s ‘Wheep’

‘Rival’ Ronaldo, Excluding the Best 11


Lionel Messi 메이저놀이터 (36, Paris Saint-Germain), who led Argentina to win the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, was last year’s International Football Federation (FIFA) ) was selected as the best player. Messi won the award in the 2000s, 2010s and 2020s, becoming the first player in history to win the award in 3 different eras in 10 years. With the same record at the Ballon d’Or, Messi has once again proven himself worthy of being one of the greatest players of all time. Messi also enjoyed the honor of being selected in the ‘World’s Best 11’ for 16 consecutive years. On the other hand, Cristiano Ronaldo (38, Al Nasr), Messi’s strong rival, was excluded from the Best 11.

FIFA announced on the 28th that Messi was selected as the best male player at the ‘2022 The Best FIFA Football Awards’ ceremony held in Paris, France. FIFA selects the award by reflecting the results of the national team coaches, captains, media, and fan votes. Messi scored 52 points and scored 44 points at the World Cup in Qatar, Kylian Mbappe (25, Paris Saint-Germain) and Karim Benzema (36, 36, who placed his team at the top of the European Football Federation Champions League (UCL), but only scored 32 points. Real Madrid).

FIFA, which established the Player of the Year award in 1991, has been merging with ‘Ballon d’Or’ selected by French football magazine France Football since 2010 to award it under the name of ‘FIFA Ballon d’Or’, and since 2016 it has been awarded separately from Ballon d’Or. Messi, who first won the Player of the Year award in 2009, has also won it in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015. Messi said, “I am grateful to coach Lionel Scaloni and my Argentine colleagues,” and “I would not be able to stand here without them.”

Of course, Messi’s name was also included in the ‘World’s Best 11’ selected by FIFA and the International Association of Football Players (FIFAPRO). This award is chosen by direct voting by professional soccer players around the world. A total of 18,640 people from 68 countries participated in the vote. Messi formed the front line of attack with Mbappe and Elling Hollan (23, Manchester City). Midfielders included Luka Modric (38, Real Madrid), Kevin Debrawiner (32, Manchester City), and Casemiro (31, Manchester United). Joao Cancelo (29, Bayern Munich), Virgil Pandayk (32, Liverpool), and Ashraf Hakimi (25, Paris Saint-Germain) were selected as defenders, and the best keeper honor went to Thibaut Courtois (31, Real Madrid). .

While Messi has been selected in the Best 11 for 16 consecutive years, Ronaldo, who was named from 2007 to last year, is drawing attention as he was excluded from the list for the first time in 16 years. Son Heung-min, who became the first Asian player to become the top scorer in the English Premier League (EPL) last season, was also included in the 26 finalists, but was not selected for the World Best 11.

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