Ronaldo Missing As Messi, Mbappe Among Nominees For FIFA Best Award
Written by Adewale Adeyemi on January 13, 2023
Fresh from their brilliant performances at the World Cup, Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe are among the nominees for FIFA’s Best Men’s player award for last year, world football’s governing body announced on Thursday. But there was no room for Al-Nassr new signing Cristiano Ronaldo in the list of 14 players.
Messi, who has won the prize once before, captained Argentina to victory in Qatar, a career-defining triumph that has boosted his chances of winning an eighth Ballon d’Or but may also make him favourite for this prize.
As well as Mbappe, who netted a hat-trick in the World Cup final, another two Paris Saint-Germain players are nominated in Neymar and Achraf Hakimi.