Lionel Messi, Mbappe and Haaland are on the list of nominees for FIFA’s The Best 2023

Not unexpectedly, notable names such as Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland are all on the nomination list for The Best of FIFA 2023 award.

A few minutes ago, FIFA just announced the nomination list for The Best 2023 title. This is the award for the Best Player for the period from December 19, 2022 to August 20, 2023. It should be emphasized that The Best 2022 was awarded after the 2022 World Cup.

Therefore, The Best 2023 will not count achievements at the World Cup taking place in Qatar. However, the 2022 World Champion and Argentina team member currently playing for Inter Miami, Messi, is still on the list of 12 nominated players. Meanwhile, Messi’s former teammate at PSG, Mbappe, is the only French representative present.

With a historic treble (winning Champions League, FA Cup, Premier League) last season, it is easy to understand that Man City occupies half of the list with 6 members, including Erling Haaland, Kevin De Bruyne, Julian Alvarez, Bernardo Silva , Rodri and Ilkay Gündogan (German player who just joined Barca).

The remaining players are Marcelo Brozovic (Al-Nassr, former Inter player – Champions League runner-up), Victor Osimhen (Napoli), Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (Napoli) and Declan Rice (Arsenal, former West Ham player).

The Best FIFA 2023 nomination list for male players

Julian Alvarez (Argentina/Manchester City); Marcelo Brozovic (Croatia/Inter/Al Nasr FC); Kevin De Bruyne (Good/Man City); Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City/Barcelona); Erling Haaland (Uy/Man City); Rodri (Spain/Man City); Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (Georgia/Naples); Kylian Mbappe (Feb/PSG); Lionel Messi (Argentina/PSG/Inter Miami); Victor Osimhen (Nigeria/Napoli); Declan Rice (Anh/Arsenal/West Ham); Bernardo Silva (Go Ahead/Man City).

The Best FIFA 2023 nomination list for male coaches

Pep Guardiola (Tây Ban Nha/Man City); Simone Inzaghi (Italy/Inter); Ange Postecoglou (Australia/Celtic/Tottenham); Luciano Spalletti (Italy/Naples); Xavi (Tây Ban Nha/Barcelona).

The Best FIFA 2023 nomination list for goalkeepers

Yassine Bounou (Morocco/Sevilla); Thibaut Courtois (Bỉ/Real Madrid); Ederson (Brazil/Man City); André Onana (Cameroon/Inter/MU); Marc-André ter Stegen (Đức/Barcelona).

The Best FIFA 2023 nomination list for female players

AitanaBonmatí (Spain/Barcelona); Linda Caicedo (Colombia/Real Madrid); Rachel Daly (England/Aston Villa); Kadidiatou Diani (France/Lyon/PSG); Caitlin Foord (Australia/Arsenal); Mary Fowler (Australia/Man City); Alex Greenwood (England/Man City); Jennifer Hermoso (Spain/Pachuca Femenil); Lindsey Horan (USA/Lyon); Amanda Ilestedt (Sweden/Arsenal/PSG); Lauren James (England/Chelsea); Sam Kerr (Australia/Chelsea); Mapi Leon (Spain/Barcelona); Hinata Miyazawa (Japan/Mynavi Sendai); Salma Paralluelo (Spain/Barcelona); Keira Walsh (England/Barcelona).

The Best FIFA 2023 nomination list for female coaches

Peter Gerhardsson (Sweden): Jonatan Giraldez (Spain/Barcelona); Tony Gustavsson (Sweden/Australia); Emma Hayes (England/Chelsea); Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands/UK).

The Best FIFA 2023 nomination list for female goalkeepers

Mackenzie Arnold (Australia/West Ham); Ann-Katrin Berger (Germany/Chelsea); Catalina Coll (Spain/Barcelona); Mary Earps (UK/MU); Christiane Endler (Chile/Lyon); Zećira Mušović (Sweden/Chelsea); Sandra Paños García-Villamil (Spain/Barcelona).

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