Lionel Messi, a forward for PSG and the Argentina national team, chose Neymar over Kylian Mbappe to win the Best Men’s FIFA Footballer Award for 2022.
Supporters, national team leaders and coaches, as well as 300 journalists from different countries, cast votes for the Best FIFA Football Awards, giving each of the four groups 25% of the total vote.
Harry Kane, the captain of England, selected Karim Benzema, Sadio Mane, and Lionel Messi as his top three players.
Kylian Mbappe, a member of the France team that eliminated his nation from the Qatar World Cup in the quarterfinals, wasn’t selected by Tottenham star Harry Kane.
Lionel Messi, the captain of Argentina, ultimately took home the prize at the ceremony in Paris after having an outstanding 2022 for his club and his country.
Argentina was victorious at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar thanks to Messi, who also won the Golden Ball award.
In the world cup competition, the former Barcelona player scored seven goals and supplied three assists.
Following the announcement of the 2022 FIFA Best Players on Monday, February 27, the votes cast by footballers were made public.
Messi, the playmaker for Argentina, placed Kylian Mbappe second on his list after his longtime friend Neymar.
At The Best FIFA Football Awards, Messi didn’t support Kylian Mbappe, a world cup competitor, instead choosing Neymar and Karim Benzema above the French football legend.
Get Instantly Update By: Joining Our Whatapps and Telegram Channel
Neymar, a previous teammate of Lionel Messi at Barcelona, didn’t have much of an impact in 2022, despite the fact that their friendship is known to the public.
At the club level, the Brazilian battled with injuries and form and was unable to assist his nation advance past the World Cup quarterfinals in Qatar in 2022.
Neymar Jr. placed ninth in the FIFA Best Men’s Player rankings undoubtedly because of this.