Messi is the best FIFA footballer of the year Argentina’s World Cup winning captain Lionel Messi has been selected as the FIFA Footballer of the Year for the seventh time. Messi won this award six times before. After 36 years under his leadership, the Albiceleste won the World Cup in Qatar in 2022.
Lionel Messi was announced as the winner of ‘The Best FIFA Football Awards’ in Paris on Monday (February 27) night. Later, FIFA President Gianni Infantino presented FIFA The Best Men’s Footballer Award to Argentine superstar Lionel Messi.
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Since 1991, the highest body of world football has been awarding the best footballer of the year under different names. From the beginning to 2009, Messi won the ‘FIFA World Player of the Year’ award once.
For the next six years, the French magazine ‘France Football’ and FIFA jointly awarded the FIFA d’Or. Messi won this award in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015. Then in 2019 FIFA gave the name “The Best”.
On the other hand, Alexia Putias won the FIFA Women’s Footballer of the Year award for the second time in a row. Barca midfielder Puteyas won the award beating English footballer Beth Mead and American Alex Morgan.