Osimhen to battle Messi, Haaland for FIFA Best Men’s Player

Osimhen to battle Messi, Haaland for FIFA Best Men's Player

Nigerian and Napoli superstar, Victor Osimhen has been bestowed with yet another honour as he finds himself among the esteemed nominees for the 2023 FIFA Football Awards.

His exceptional performances throughout the 2022/2023 season for both his national team and Napoli have rightfully earned him this prestigious recognition.

Osimhen’s influential contributions played a pivotal role in Napoli’s triumphant journey to secure their first Scudetto in three decades.

Furthermore, his remarkable goal-scoring prowess led him to clinch the Serie A highest goal scorer award, with an astonishing tally of 26 goals for his beloved club while propelling Napoli to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League.

This nomination follows Osimhen’s recent inclusion in the prestigious list of top 30 Ballon d’Or nominees as he now stands poised to contend for the title of Best Men’s Player in the highly anticipated FIFA Football Awards.

FIFA, in collaboration with a panel of esteemed football experts, meticulously assessed the candidates’ accomplishments during the respective award eligibility periods to curate this impressive list of nominees.

The jury, comprising national team captains, coaches, journalists, and passionate fans from across the globe, are currently casting their votes across various categories. This momentous voting process will conclude at midnight on Friday, October 6th.

FIFA Football Awards nominees

  • Julián Álvarez (Argentina / Manchester City FC)
  • Marcelo Brozović (Croatia / FC Internazionale Milano /Al Nassr FC)
  • Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium / Manchester City FC)
  • İlkay Gündoğan (Germany / Manchester City FC /FC Barcelona)
  • Erling Haaland (Norway / Manchester City FC)
  • Rodrigo (Rodri) Hernández Cascante (Spain / Manchester City FC)
  • Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (Georgia / SSC Napoli)
  • Kylian Mbappé (France / Paris Saint-Germain)
  • Lionel Messi (Argentina / Paris Saint-Germain /Club Internacional de Fútbol Miami)
  • Victor Osimhen (Nigeria / SSC Napoli)
  • Declan Rice (England / West Ham United FC /Arsenal FC)
  • Bernardo Silva (Portugal / Manchester City FC)

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