Who is likely to win 2023 Best FIFA award


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.

2023 FIFA Award

Full List of nominees

  • Khvicha Kvaratskhelia
  • Declan Rice
  • Victor Osimhen
  • Julian Alvarez
  • Kevin De Bruyne
  • IIkay Gundogan
  • Rodri
  • 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.


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