The best players annually receive The Best FIFA Men’s Player Award, equal in prestige to the Ballon d’Or award. Last year the award went to Robert Lewandowski. Nevertheless, this year there will be a fierce fight for the title of the best FIFA player among men.
Unique voting system for the Best FIFA Men’s Player Award
A group of selected sports journalists from around the world decides on the Ballon d’Or award. At the same time, the Best FIFA Men’s Player Award depends on the decision of four major groups. There are fans, National Team captains, National Team coaches, and Media representatives from each country who can vote. Each of the decisive groups has a 25% weighting on the vote. The most favorite player of each group will receive the FIFA Men’s Best Player Award.The football players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Luka Modric, and Robert Lewandowski have received this award since the new format in 2016. At the moment, we can distinguish five favorites in the race for the Best FIFA Men’s Player Award.
#5 N’Golo Kante – France/Chelsea
After Chelsea won the UEFA Champions League, he had one of the best chances of winning the FIFA Men’s Player of the Year and the Ballon d’Or. Alas, the early exit of France from Euro 2020 reduced Kante’s position in the ranking.
Kante’s thoughtful play in Chelsea under Thomas Tuchel last UEFA season was one of the reasons the team won the champion title. At the time, he was one of the greatest midfielders with an emphasis on defense.
Several unpleasant injuries prevented the player from using the favorite interception techniques and rapid attacks, which he demonstrated in Chelsea. He hopes to repair the wounds in the coming weeks to get back in shape quickly.
The format factor of the FIFA Men’s Player of the Year selection and France’s early withdrawal from FIFA 2020 will most likely prevent the Chelsea midfielder from being in the top three contenders for the title. More details at betraja.in.
#4 Cristiano Ronaldo – Portugal/Manchester United
Cristiano Ronaldo continues to be international football’s most extraordinary goalscorer year after year, despite being 36 years old. He seems ready to maintain this pace for a lot longer.
Ronaldo won the Golden Boot despite knocking Portugal out of Euro 2020 back in the round of 16. However, he lacks the major team trophies to win the Best FIFA Men’s Player Award, except the Coppa Italia triumph.The famous player tried to lead Manchester United to a triumph last season after his high-profile transfer. Nevertheless, Ronaldo’s high public profile is one of his main benefits. He has a high chance of winning the FIFA Men’s Player of the Year and is clearly one of the top five contenders.
#3 Robert Lewandowski – Poland/Bayern Munich
Robert Lewandowski won the FIFA Men’s Player of the Year award last year and has a good chance of winning it again. Possibly, Bayern’s striker is the best player in world football now. However, he has no major international trophies this year, which prevents him from placing first or second on the award favorites.
The Polish player broke Gerd Müller’s long standing goal-scoring record and won the Bundesliga last season. Nonetheless, Lionel Messi and Jorginho’s accomplishments for their national teams could affect the voting results. Even if he is not the eventual winner, Lewandowski fully deserves to be in the top 3 for the FIFA award.
#2 Jorginho – Italy/Chelsea
The Chelsea star is a serious contender for both The Best FIFA Men’s Player Award and the Ballon d’Or award after winning the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award.
Jorginho’s deep-lying playmaking style helped both Italy and Chelsea succeed in the FIFA-2020 and UEFA this year. Perhaps, he is not the most flashy player, but nobody has won more than him so far.His trophies this year have allowed Jorginho to respond confidently to all the criticism of the past few seasons.Coaches and national team captains pay a lot of attention to the player’s trophies in their decision for the Best FIFA Men’s Player Award.
#1 Lionel Messi – Argentina/PSG
The last few months have been highly eventful for Messi. He moved from his childhood club Barcelona to PSG after his significant role for Argentina in the South American championship. He orchestrated Argentina’s triumph at the Copa America 2021 and won La Liga’s Golden Boot. The main disadvantage for Messi in the race for The Best FIFA Men’s Player Award is the lack of club trophies. This fact adds even more intrigue to the battle for the trophy involving Jorginho.
Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski, and Jorginho are the frontrunners for the FIFA award now. The FIFA Best Men’s Player Award will take place at the end of the year. Meanwhile, all the applicants still have time to influence the outcome of the prestigious award.