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Benzema, Modrić and Vini Jr. nominated for The Best Award: FIFA Player of the Year 2022

NEWS STORY. 12/01/2023

The three Madrid players are among the 14 contenders for the trophy, the winner of which will be announced on 27th February.

Karim Benzema, Luka Modrić and Vini Jr. are among the contenders to win The Best FIFA Player of the Year Trophy 2022. The winner will be announced at The Best Awards gala in Paris on Monday 27th February 2023.

This award recognises achievements between 8th August 2021 and 18th December 2022. In that period, the three madridistas have been crucial in winning the Champions League, the European Super Cup, La Liga and the Spanish Super Cup.

Benzema, who was top scorer in La Liga and the Champions League, also won the Ballon d'Or and the UEFA Player of the Year trophy in 2022. For his part, Modrić rounded off his Real Madrid midfield displays with a fantastic World Cup in which he led Croatia to third place. As for Vini Jr., he scored a career-high 22 goals last season, was the scorer of the winner to take 14th Champions League and played in his first World Cup with Brazil.

The Voting
Voting will take place from 12th January to 3rd February and the winner will be chosen by the coaches and captains of the national teams, specialist journalists representing each national team, and fans around the world via FIFA+. The other candidates are: Julian Alvarez, Bellingham, De Bruyne, Haaland, Achraf Hakimi, Lewandowski, Sadio Mané, Mbappé, Messi, Neymar and Salah.

Video.Benzema, Modrić and Vini Jr. nominated for The Best Award: FIFA Player of the Year 2022