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The Best FIFA football awards 2022: Date, time, nominees, live stream & how to vote

Who was the best footballer in the world in 2022? We will soon find out, with FIFA's The Best awards set to be handed out in February. The nominees in each category have been announced and there are plenty of players who will feel they performed well enough to merit recognition.

Awards for the best coaches, goalkeepers and fans will be given out too, with the Puskas Award - acknowledging the best goal scored in the last year - also in the spotlight.

So when are The Best FIFA football awards for 2022 being announced, who are the nominees and where can you watch it all? GOAL brings you everything you need to know.

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When are The Best FIFA football awards 2022?

The Best FIFA football awards 2022 will be presented on February 27, 2023.

The ceremony will start at 8pm GMT (3pm ET).

Where to watch The Best FIFA football awards 2022

FIFA's official YouTube channel will be streaming The Best FIFA football awards 2022 live.

The Best FIFA Men's Player 2022 nominees

PlayerClub(s)National team
Karim BenzemaReal MadridFrance
Kylian MbappePSGFrance
Lionel MessiPSGArgentina

Ballon d'Or winner Karim Benzema along with Paris Saint-Germain duo Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe have been shortlisted as the finalists for the Best FIFA Men's Player award.

Read more.

The Best FIFA Women's Player 2022 nominees

PlayerClub(s)National team
Beth MeadArsenalEngland
Alex MorganOrlando Pride / San Diego WaveUSWNT
Alexia PutellasBarcelonaSpain

England's Euro 2022-winning star Beth Mead has been shortlisted alongside the likes of Barcelona's Alexia Putellas and USWNT star Alex Morgan for the Best FIFA Women's Player award.

The Best FIFA Men's Coach 2022 nominees

Carlo AncelottiReal MadridItalian
Pep GuardiolaMan CitySpanish
Lionel ScaloniArgentinaArgentinian

World Cup-winning Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni finds himself up against heavy hitters such as Pep Guardiola and Carlo Ancelotti for The Best Men's Coach award.

The Best FIFA Women's Coach 2022 nominees

Sonia BompastorLyonFrench
Pia SundhageBrazilSwedish
Sarina WiegmanEnglandDutch

Sarina Wiegman has earned a nomination for The Best Women's Coach award 2022 after guiding England to European Championship glory last summer. Wiegman is up against the likes of Lyon head coach Sonia Bompastor and Pia Sundhage.

The Best FIFA Men's Goalkeeper 2022 nominees

PlayerClub(s)National team
Yassine BounouSevillaMorocco
Thibaut CourtoisReal MadridBelgium
Emiliano MartinezAston VillaArgentina

On February 8, 2023, the nominees were trimmed to three finalists: Emi Martinez, Thibaut Courtois and Yassine Bounou.

The Best FIFA Women's Goalkeeper 2022 nominees

PlayerClub(s)National team
Ann-Katrin BergerChelseaGermany
Mary EarpsMan UtdEngland
Christiane EndlerLyonChile

On February 8, 2023, the nominees were trimmed to three finalists: Ann-Katrin Berger, Christiane Endler and Mary Earps.

FIFA Puskas Award 2022 nominees

Marcin OleksyWarta Poznan vs Stal RzeszowNovember 6, 2022
Dimitri PayetMarseille vs PAOKApril 7, 2022
RicharlisonBrazil vs SerbiaNovember 24, 2022

You can watch all the goals on FIFA's official YouTube channel. Read more about the goals here.

The Best FIFA Fan Award 2022

  • Abdullah Al-Salmi
  • Argentina fans
  • Japan fans

The nominees for The Best FIFA fan award are Abdullah Al-Salmi, a Saudi Arabian fan who travelled across the desert to support his country at the World Cup in Qatar. He is up against Argentina fans and Japan fans, with each set of fans impressing at the World Cup.

How to vote for The Best FIFA awards

Voting in the various categories opened on January 12 and will remain open until February 3, 2023.

The votes for The Best FIFA awards can be cast at FIFA's official website. Fans wishing to participate in the public vote will have to log in to the FIFA website or register at