With another thrilling football season coming to a close, the anticipation for the announcement of The Best FIFA Football Awards is building. The battle for The Best 2022 promises to be a thrilling one, with Mbappé and Messi among the top contenders.
Mbappé has had a standout season with Paris Saint-Germain, helping his team to reach the Champions League semi-finals and finish second in Ligue 1. The 23-year-old Frenchman has scored 37 goals in 45 appearances in all competitions, cementing his place as one of the most exciting young talents in world football.
Meanwhile, Messi’s arrival at PSG in the summer of 2021 has injected a new energy into the team. The Argentine has seamlessly adapted to his new surroundings, forming a formidable attacking trio with Mbappé and Neymar. Despite only joining the club halfway through the season, Messi has already scored 29 goals in 43 appearances in all competitions.
Both players have also been instrumental in their national teams’ success. Mbappé helped France to reach the knockout stages of Euro 2020, while Messi captained Argentina to victory in the Copa America, ending a 28-year wait for the country’s first major international trophy.
It’s no surprise, then, that Mbappé and Messi are considered strong contenders for The Best Men’s Player award. But regardless of who takes home the award, the performances of Mbappé and Messi in the 2021/2022 season have been a joy to watch for football fans around the world. Their skill, creativity, and ability to consistently deliver in big moments make them true superstars of the game.
Finally, at the FIFA Awards Ceremony held in Paris, France, Messi won the 2022 FIFA Best Men’s Player. Despite Mbappe’s defeat, his and Messi’s performances this season have solidified their places as two of the greatest footballers of their generation.