After an outstanding start to the season and a triumphant World Cup victory, Messi has now won the 2022 Best FIFA Men’s Player! This is now his 7th time winning the award, which is the most any man or woman has won surpassing the 6 time best women's player, Marta of Brazil.
Despite his rough start to ligue one last year, He has had a total of 33 goal involvements with 17 goals and 16 assists excluding goals for Argentina. He did contribute 10 goal involvements with 7 goals and 3 assists as Argentina was crowned world champions at the 2022 World Cup.
Lionel Messi at 35 has yet again showed his world class ability, and why he is in the conversation for the greatest player of all time, but we can’t forget the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema.
Mbappe has yet again established this year why he is the world's rising young player. He has had 22 goal involvements in Ligue 1 including 10 goal involvements in the World cup complimented by a hatrick in the final!
Mbappe’s French counterpart, Karim Benzema, had a spectacular year by winning the previous Champions League as his club, Real Madrid, would beat Liverpool 1-0. Furthermore contributing 17 goal involvements in the fantastic Champions League run.
All three of these world class players had outstanding seasons, but in the end, Lionel Messi has the Best FIFA Men’s Player title.
Arguably the most important moment in his entire career leading up to this award was his World cup victory, after losing multiple Copa Americas and the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Messi has finally won the World Cup and his amazing spectacles and displays proved why he is 2022 Best FIFA Men’s Player.