The UEFA Best Player award for the previous football season (2022/23) has three nominees.
The top three finalists were put to a vote by coaches of men’s national teams from UEFA member associations as well as clubs that participated in the group stages of the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, and UEFA Europa Conference League.
Can You Name The Candidates?
A. Erling Haaland
Erling Haaland, the record-setting striker for Manchester City, is among the top three candidates for the 2022–23 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award.
The Norwegian scored 35 goals in the Champions League, making him the youngest and quickest player to reach that milestone. His contributions were crucial in City’s success, as he helped them win the Champions League in addition to the Premier League, the FA Cup, and the UEFA Super Cup.
Among the top three candidates for the 2022–23 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award is Lionel Messi, a former forward player for Paris. The Argentine was instrumental in the success of both the Parisian club and Argentina’s 2022 FIFA World Cup victory.
He scored seven goals and was named the tournament’s best player, earning Argentina’s first World Cup trophy since Diego Maradona.