The 36-year-old fended off competition from Manchester City’s Erling Haaland, who came second, and Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe, who came third, to pick up the trophy.

Messi and Haaland had been tied on votes, but the Argentine edged the Norweigan on captain’s votes and consequently was named the winner.

The Best Awards occur every year, concluding an extensive and democratic process orchestrated by FIFA to acknowledge the world’s top football players, coaches, goalkeepers, fans, goals, and acts of fair play.

In the FIFA FIFPRO Men’s World 11 2023, Man City dominated by contributing 6 players, including: Kyle Walker, John Stones, Ruben Dias, Bernardo Silva, Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland. Real Madrid contributed 3 players: Thibaut Courtois, Jude Bellingham and Vinicius Junior. The remaining two players participating in the excellent team are Messi and Mbappé.

According to the Internet