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Lionel Messi wins Best FIFA Men’s Player for 2023

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Lionel Messi has beaten treble-winning Erling Haaland to win the Best FIFA Men’s Player for 2023.

Haaland, who scored an astonishing 52 goals last season in a treble-winning campaign with Manchester City, finished second and PSG forward Kylian Mbappe took the third spot.

Messi and Haaland had been tied on votes, but the Argentine edged the Norweigan on captain’s votes and consequently was named the winner.

Here are the award winners:

Men’s player: Lionel Messi
Women’s Player: Aitana Bonmati
Men’s coach: Pep Guardiola
Women’s coach: Sarina Wiegman
Men’s goalkeeper: Ederson
Women’s goalkeeper: Mary Earps
Puskas Award: Guilherme Madruga
Fair Play Award: Brazil men’s national team for efforts fighting racism
Fan award: Father who bottle-fed newborn son at match in Argentina

FIFA FIFPro XI:

Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid)
Defence: John Stones (Man City), Kyle Walker (Man City), Ruben Dias (Man City)
Midfield: Bernardo Silva (Man City), Jude Bellingham (Real Madrid), Kevin De Bruyne (Man City)
Attack: Erling Haaland (Man City), Kylian Mbappe (PSG), Lionel Messi (Inter Miami), Vinicius Jr (Real Madrid)

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