The nominees for the 2023 Best FIFA Men’s Player award have been released with high-profile football stars shotlisted for the award.
One nominee will be expected to clinch the award after voting. Futballnews takes a look at all the nominees and those likely to clinch the FIFA award.
Full List of nominees
- Khvicha Kvaratskhelia
- Declan Rice
- Victor Osimhen
- Julian Alvarez
- Kevin De Bruyne
- IIkay Gundogan
- Bernardo Silva
- Kylian Mbappe
- Erling Haaland
- Lionel Messi
Based on the nominees, the following are the players who are most likely to win the award:
Lionel Messi: Lionel Messi is the defending Champion. Messi won the World Cup with Argentina including French Ligue 1 before moving to Inter Miami. He is still consider a favorite to win the award again.
Erling Haaland: Haaland is one of the most exciting young players in the world. He had a phenomenal season in 2022-23, scoring for fun for Manchester City last season and helping the club win a treble.
Kylian Mbappe: Mbappe is another young superstar who is having a great season. He has is the face of PSG and France national team. Mbappe reached 2022 World Cup final with France national team and also won French Ligue 1 with PSG.
Kevin De Bruyne: De Bruyne is one of the best midfielders in the world. He had a brilliant season in 2022-23 season, helping Manchester City to a treble of Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League.
The winner of the award will be announced on February 27, 2023.