FIFA Football Awards Winner List 2022 – Best Players Men & Women List – FIFA Best player award is an annual award presented by football’s governing body and has been in existence since 2016. The honour was formerly known as the FIFA World Player of the Year and was merged with the Ballon d’Or. Since 2016 though, the two have been different entities altogether.
Cristiano Ronaldo was the first recipient of the Best FIFA Male Player Honours.
while Carli Lloyd of the USA was named the Best FIFA Female Player in 2016.
In addition, goalkeepers also get a special mention as the best FIFA goalkeepers.
It was started in the men’s category in 2017, while the first best FIFA women’s goalkeeper award was given in 2019.
The other category in these awards is the best FIFA football coach. Former Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri was the recipient for the first time in 2016, while current Chelsea manager Thomas Tushel won the award for 2021.
Apart from the personal honours, the organising body also announced the FIFA FIFPRO Men’s World 11 in both men’s and women’s categories.
The record for the most FIFA Best Player Award winner is held by Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski. They’ve both won the honor twice.