The 2023 Fifa Best Awards take place in London on Monday night as they prizes for best men’s player and best women’s player from last season are decided.
The Best Awards are Fifa’s equivalent of the Ballon d’Or and last year, Lionel Messi was crowned best men’s player after leading Argentina to World Cup glory in Qatar while Barcelona and Spain star Alexia Putellas won best women’s player.
The period in which achievements are considered for the men’s awards is from 19 December 2022 to 20 August 2023 - so excluding the 2022 World Cup - while for women’s awards it is the period from from 1 August 2022 to 20 August 2023.
Other awards to be handed out at the London ceremony will be, best men’s and women’s goalkeeper, best men’s and women’s coach, the Puskas Award for best goal, the Fifa fair play award, and the Fifa fan award. Here’s everything you need to know.
When are the Fifa Best Awards?
The ceremony will be held in London on Monday 15th January 2024. It will start at 7:30pm GMT.
How can I watch the Fifa Best Awards?
The ceremony will be available to stream for free live on the Fifa website and through Fifa+.
Coverage will start at 7:30pm and can be accessed, here.
Best Men’s Player
Erling Haaland - Manchester City/Norway
Kylian Mbappe - PSG/France
Lionel Messi - PSG/Inter Miami/Argentina
Best Women’s Player
Aitana Bonmatí - Barcelona/Spain
Linda Caicedo - Deportivo Cali/Real Madrid/Colombia
Jenni Hermoso - Pachuca/Spain
Best Men’s Coach
Pep Guardiola - Manchester City
Simone Inzaghi - Inter Milan
Luciano Spalletti - Napoli/Italy
Best Women’s Coach
Jonatan Giraldez - Barcelona
Emma Hayes - Chelsea
Sarina Wiegman - England
Best Men’s Goalkeeper
Yassine Bounou - Sevilla/Al Hilal/Morocco
Thibaut Courtois - Real Madrid/Belgium
Ederson - Manchester City/Brazil
Best Women’s Goalkeeper
Mackenzie Arnold - West Ham/Australia
Cata Coll - Barcelona/Spain
Mary Earps - Manchester United/England
Julio Enciso - for Brighton vs Manchester City
Guilherme Madruga- for Botafogo-SP vs Novorizontino
Nuno Santos - for Sporting CP vs Boavista