All eyes of football lovers are sure to be on London today. The name of this year’s FIFA The Best will be announced today at 1:30 PM Bangladesh time. The Player of the Year selection takes into account performances from December 19, 2022 to August 20, 2023. The winner will be determined by votes from national team coaches, captains, selected journalists and supporters on the FIFA website.
FIFA has already announced the names of the top three nominees in the race for the best of the year in each category. The name of the best among them will be announced today. Who is ahead of the top three nominees in the boys’ race of the year? Like last time, Messi is going to win this time, or will someone from Holland-Mbappe sing the song of the future?
In that analysis, let’s see how the three shortlisted contestants have fared this time. Who is ahead in the race for FIFA best player of the year?
Holland had a dream last season (2022-23) in Manchester City jersey. The Norwegian striker was instrumental in City’s League-Champions League-FA Cup treble. Broke the previous record with 36 goals in the Premier League, 52 goals in all competitions.
His so many goals have won almost all titles for City, Holland has also won European Golden Shoe, English Premier League Golden Boot and Premier League Young Player of the Year. These achievements keep the Norwegian goal machine ahead in the race of FIFA the best. However, the 23-year-old goal machine has scored 30 goals in what is considered to be the best of the year.
‘Bad news’ for Lionel Messi’s fans, Lionel Messi is no longer getting incredible performances in the World Cup as an argument for himself. In Qatar 2022 World Cup, Messi reached his dream by bringing Argentina the World Cup, and then 2022 FIFA also brought the best. That is why, this time the period considered for the award starts from December 19, i.e. from the day after the World Cup in Qatar.
The World Cup performance also won Messi the latest Ballon d’Or. But another FIFA The Best World Cup is no longer an argument for Messi. But the performance that has put him in the top three, how is it?
After the World Cup, Messi scored 9 goals for PSG, winning the Ligue 1 title for the Paris club. Messi also has the most assists in Ligue A this season. He scored 10 goals in seven games for new club Miami after leaving Paris, leading the Florida club to the League Cup title, a record 44th of his career.
Messi has had a good time for the national team. Last March, he became only the third footballer to reach the milestone of 100 goals in international football. For the first time in the history of World Cup qualifiers, Messi’s Argentina gave Brazil a taste of defeat at home. In addition, Messi is on top of the World Cup selection in the Latin region.
Like Messi, Mbappe won the Ligue 1 title last season. He also won the Golden Boot as the top scorer in the French domestic league for the fifth time in a row. The 25-year-old Mbappe also won the league’s best of the year award. Mbappe has scored 18 goals for the club in FIFA time.