ᑕ❶ᑐ Fifa Best Awards 2022: England Lions and Lionel Messi are top contenders

Three of England’s EURO 2022 winners – Beth Mead, Leah Williamson and Keira Walsh – feature in the selected women’s list.

England trio Leah Williamson, Beth Mead and Keira Walsh join Argentina captain and World Cup winner Lionel Messi as nominees for the 2022 Fifa Best Awards.

Along with Real Madrid duo Luka Modric and Karim Benzema, Borussia Dortmund’s English midfielder Jude Bellingham is also on the list of men’s finalists.

Chelsea’s Sam Kerr and Jessie Fleming are nominated for the women’s award, as is last year’s winner Alexia Putellas.

Sarina Wiegman, Emma Hayes and Pep Guardiola compete for the best coach.

Arsenal forward Mead’s appointment comes in a year in which he was named player of the tournament at Euro 2022, shortlisted for the Ballon d’Or and Ballon d’Or. BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

Lionesses coach Wiegman, who led the team to their first major trophy at Euro 2022, is joined by English-Canadian Beverly Priestman as well as Chelsea’s Hayes on the women’s coaching roster.

The Chelsea manager, who won FIFA’s best award last year, became the first manager to lead a side to three consecutive WSL titles in May.

Real Madrid’s Carlo Ancelotti, Frenchman Didier Deschamps, and Lionel Scaloni, the head coach of Argentina, the winner of the World Cup, are nominated for the nomination of the best male manager.

Morocco’s Walid Regraghi is also on the shortlist after his team became the first African nation to reach the World Cup semi-finals.

Manchester City’s Erling Haaland, Kevin de Bruyne and Julian Alvarez are nominated for best men’s player, as is Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah.

Liverpool’s Alisson Becker, Manchester City’s Ederson and Aston Villa and Argentina’s Emiliano Martinez are competing for the best men’s goalkeeper award.

Mary Earps, England and Manchester United’s number one footballer, was included in the shortlisted women alongside Chelsea’s Anne-Catherine Berger.

Alessia Russo’s England back in their EURO 2022 semi-final win over Sweden is among the contenders for the Fifa Puskas award for goal of the year.

He will compete with Kylian Mbappe’s spectacular volley for France that extended the World Cup final.

Voting closes on February 3, and the three finalists in each category will be announced at the end of the month.

Best Actress

Aitana Bonmati (Spain/Barcelona)

Debinha (Brazil/North Carolina Courage)

Jessie Fleming (Canada/Chelsea)

Ada Hegerberg (Norway/Lyon)

Sam Kerr (Australia/Chelsea)

Beth Mead (England/Arsenal)

Vivianne Miedema (Netherlands/Arsenal)

Alex Morgan (USA/Orlando Pride/San Diego Wave)

Lena Oberdorf (Germany/Wolfsburg)

Alexandra Popp (Germany/Wolfsburg)

Alexia Putellas (Spain/Barcelona)

Wendy Renard (France/Lyon)

Keira Walsh (England/Manchester City/Barcelona)

Leah Williamson (England/Arsenal)

Best Male Player

Julian Alvarez (Argentina/Club Atletico River Plate/Manchester City)

Jude Bellingham (England/Borussia Dortmund)

Karim Benzema (France/Real Madrid)

Kevin de Bruyne (Belgium/Manchester City)

Erling Haaland (Norway/Borussia Dortmund/Manchester City)

Achraf Hakim (Spain/Paris Saint-Germain)

Robert Lewandowski (Poland/Bavaria/Barcelona)

Sadio Mane (Senegal/Liverpool/Bayern Munich)

Kylian Mbappe (France/Paris Saint-Germain)

Lionel Messi (Argentina/Paris Saint-Germain)

Luka Modric (Croatia/Real Madrid)

Neymar (Brazil/Paris Saint-Germain)

Mohamed Salah (Egypt/Liverpool)

Vinicius Junior (Brazil/Real Madrid)

The best female coach

Sonia Bompastor (France/Olympique Lyonnais)

Emma Hayes (England/Chelsea FC Women)

Bev Priestman (England/Canada National Team)

Pia Sundhage (Sweden/Brazil)

Martina Voss-Tecklenburg (Germany/German national)

Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands/England national team)

The best male trainer

Carlo Ancelotti (Italy/Real Madrid)

Didier Deschamps (France/Team France)

Pep Guardiola (Spain/Manchester City)

Walid Regragui (Morocco/Wydad AC/Morocco national team)

Lionel Scaloni (Argentina/Argentina National Team)

Best Female Goalkeeper

Ann-Katrin Berger (Germany/Chelsea)

Mary Earps (England/Manchester United)

Christian Endler (Chile/Olympic Lyon)

Merle Frohms (Germany/Eintracht Frankfurt/VfL Wolfsburg)

Alyssa Naeher (USA/Chicago Red Stars)

Sandra Panos Garcia-Villamil (Spain/Barcelona)

The best male goalkeeper

Alisson Becker (Brazil/Liverpool)

Yassine Bounou (Morocco/Seville)

Thibaut Courtois (Belgium/Real Madrid)

Ederson (Brazil/Manchester City)

Emiliano Martinez (Argentina/Aston Villa)

Fifa Best Awards 2022: England Lions and Lionel Messi are the top contenders

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Fifa Best Awards 2022: England Lions and Lionel Messi are the top contenders

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