Bayern Munich forward, Robert Lewandowski bagged his second FIFA the Best award, equalling Cristiano Ronaldo’s feats in the same category.
The Bayern Munich striker retained his award after a phenomenal season where he smashed home a staggering 41 goals, staving away the likes of Lionel Messi and Mohammed Salah.
Messi, despite a sumptuous display at the Copa America, failed to add to his Balon d’Or with him finishing in the second position while Mohammed Salah grabbed the third position. Barcelona midfielder, Alexia Putellas grabbed the award in the women’s category.
Chelsea preceptor, Thomas Tuchel outclassed the likes of Roberto Mancini and Pep Guardiola to win the Manager of the Year award that came in the wake of his success in the Champions League campaign of the preceding edition of the tournament.
Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy bagged the Goalkeeper of Year award keeping the illustrious likes of Gianluigi Donarumma and Manuel Neuer at bay while Sevilla marksman, Erik Lamela bagged the Puskas Award for his outrageous “Rabona” against his former outfit, Tottenham Hotspur.
Cristiano Ronaldo was handed over a special award at the show for breaking the Men’s international goalscoring record in 2021. He also starred in the list of FIFA FIFPro Men’s World XI alongside Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski.
FIFA FIFPro Men’s World XI:
Gianluigi Donnarumma – Paris Saint-Germain, Italy
David Alaba – Real Madrid, Austria
Ruben Dias – Manchester City, Portugal
Leonardo Bonucci – Juventus, Italy
Jorginho – Chelsea, Italy
N’Golo Kante – Chelsea, France
Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City, Belgium
Cristiano Ronaldo – Manchester United, Portugal
Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund, Norway
Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich, Poland
Lionel Messi – Paris Saint-Germain, Argentina
FIFA FIFPro Women’s World XI:
Christiane Endler – Lyon, Chile
Lucy Bronze – Manchester City, England
Wendie Renard – Lyon, France
Millie Bright – Chelsea, England
Magdalena Eriksson – Chelsea, Sweden
Estefania Banini – Atletico Madrid, Argentina
Carli Lloyd – NJ/NY Gotham, United States
Barbara Bonansea – Juventus, Italy
Vivianne Miedema – Arsenal, Netherlands
Marta – Orlando Pride, Brazil
Alex Morgan – San Diego Wave, United States