When are FIFA Best Awards 2022? Date, time, full shortlists with Messi and Mbappe nominated today

When are FIFA Best Awards 2022? Date, time, full shortlists with Messi and Mbappe nominated today

The Best FIFA Football Awards 2022 are tonight as world football’s governing body crowns the best the game has to offer.

The high-profile honours will be dished out tonight, given to those deemed to have performed the best over the last calendar year. As a result, there is plenty of representation from World Cup winners Argentina and Euro 2022 champions England.

Robert Lewandowski has picked up the men’s award in each of the previous two years, but he is not on the final shortlist this time around. Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema are the three nominated.


Beth Mead was just pipped to the Women’s Ballon d’Or by a single point by Alexia Putellas, and the pair are both on the shortlist, along with Alex Morgan, for the women’s award.

Along with those two main categories, the Puskas Award will be handed out and the best goalkeepers and coaches across the world will also be recognised.

Here’s everything you need to know...

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When will The Best FIFA Awards 2022 winners be announced?

The winners will be crowned tonight, Monday, February 27, at a ceremony at Paris. It is scheduled to get underway at about 8pm GMT.

How to watch The Best FIFA Football Awards 2022 ceremony

Live stream: Fifa will be streaming the ceremony live on their website and their YouTube channel.

Live blog: You can follow all the updates and awards with Standard Sport’s live blog.

The Best FIFA Football Awards 2022 shortlists in full

FIFA Men’s Player

  • Karim Benzema (France and Real Madrid)

  • Lionel Messi (Argentina and PSG)

  • Kylian Mbappe (France and PSG )

FIFA Women’s Player

  • Beth Mead (England and Arsenal)

  • Alexia Putellas (Spain and Barcelona)

  • Alex Morgan (USA and San Diego Wave)

FIFA Men’s Coach

  • Pep Guardiola (Man City)

  • Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid)

  • Lionel Scaloni (Argentina)

FIFA Women’s Coach

  • Sarina Wiegman (England)

  • Sonia Bompastor (Lyon)

  • Pia Sundhage (Brazil)

FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper

  • Yassine Bounou (Morocco and Sevilla)

  • Thibaut Courtois (Belgium and Real Madrid)

  • Emiliano Martinez (Argentina and Aston Villa)

FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper

  • Ann-Katrin Berger (Germany and Chelsea)

  • Mary Earps (England and Manchester United)

  • Christiane Endler (Chile and Lyon)

Puskas Award

  • Marcin Oleksy - Warta Poznan vs Stal Rzeszow, PZU Amp Futbol Ekstraklasa (November 6, 2022)

  • Dmitri Payet - Marseille vs PAOK Thessaloniki, Europa Conference League (April 7, 2022)

  • Richarlison - Brazil vs Serbia, World Cup (November 24, 2022)