Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, and Erling Haaland are the three finalists for the FIFA 2023 Best Men’s Player award, according to the international soccer’s governing body.
Last season, Norwegian Haaland helped Manchester City win three big trophies: the Champions League, the English Premier League, and the FA Cup.
After leading Argentina to World Cup success in 2022, Messi was awarded the trophy. Following that victory, he won the Ligue 1 title with Paris Saint-Germain alongside Mbappe before joining Major League Soccer club Inter Miami.
The shortlist for the women’s best player includes two 2023 World Cup champions from Spain, Aitana Bonmati and Jennifer Hermoso, as well as Linda Caicedo from Colombia.
The winners will be announced in London, England on January 15.