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  China News Service, February 28th. In the early morning of the 28th Beijing time, the FIFA 2022 Annual Awards Ceremony was held in Paris.

Argentine captain Messi defeated Mbappe and Benzema with 52 votes, and was crowned Player of the Year again after 2019. This is also the seventh time in his career that he has won this honor.

  In 2022, Messi made 51 appearances, scored 35 goals and contributed 30 assists, and successfully led the Argentine team to win the third World Cup in team history. He also won the World Cup Golden Globe with 7 goals and 3 assists.

At the club level, Messi also helped Paris Saint-Germain win the Ligue 1 championship and the French Super Cup.

  "It's a recognition for the whole team, it's been a crazy year for me. After a lot of hard work, I achieved my dream. It's the best thing that happened to me in my career. Few people can achieve it, And I'm lucky enough," Messi said in his acceptance speech.


  The list of the best team of the year is led by Messi, Mbappé, Modric, Benzema, and Harland are listed. This is the 16th consecutive year that Messi has been selected as the best team of the year.

  The best team list is: Courtois, Ashraf, Van Dijk, Cancelo, Casemiro, De Bruyne, Modric, Harland, Mbappe, Benzema, May West.

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  In addition, Argentine coach Scaloni won the best coach of the year, and Argentine goalkeeper Martinez won the best goalkeeper of the year.

The late Pele won the FIFA Special Contribution Award.

Pele's widow took the stage to receive the trophy from the presenter Ronaldo.