As the year began, FIFA organised the award ceremony to honour the players who did well last year. The decisions by the FIFA council and joined by the votes from footballers all over the world. At the men’s award ceremony, we saw Robert Lewandowski win the FIFA Best player award for the second time in two years. He was on the top three list alongside Lionel Messi and Mohamed Salah. CR7 was rewarded with a FIFA Special award for an incredible achievement at the international level by breaking the record of top scorer previously held by Ali Daei with 109 goals for the country.
FIFA also released the best 11 of the season, known as FIFPRO WORLD 11. Players who made it in the teams were.
Gianluigi Donnarumma – GK
David Alaba – Defender
Leonardo Bonucci – Defender
Ruben Dias – Defender
Kevin De Bruyne – Midfielder
Jorginho – Midfielder
N’golo Kante – Midfielder
Erling Haaland – Forward
Robert Lewandowski – Forward
Lionel Messi – Forward
Cristiano Ronaldo – Forward
It is similar to a 3-3-4 formation. These were the best 11 selected on the votes submitted by footballers worldwide.
Although a few players could have also made it to the best 11 according to their performances.
Harry Kane – Harry Kane individually had a great last season for club and country. Kane scored 23 goals in the Premier League and was awarded the Golden Boot. He also took England to the EURO 2020 finals; unfortunately, he could not win it.
Mohamed Salah – Salah is known for his goal-scoring ability; he is the leading man for Liverpool, who helped them with goals in the Premier League and UCL. He scored 22 goals in the league, one less than Kane, and six goals in UCL.
Thiago Silva – The Brazilian defender joined Chelsea in a free transfer from PSG at the start of the season. He helped them reach two finals in the season, FA Cup and UCL. Defeat in the FA Cup finals against Leicester City and a win in the UCL against Man City.
Ederson – He was in charge of the goal for Man City. He played an important role there and made excellent saves during the season. He had the most number of clean sheets in the Premier League, for which he won the Golden Glove.
Andre Silva – Not able to succeed in the Serie A and La Liga, he moved to the Bundesliga. Last season, he scored 28 goals in the German League and made ten assists.
As per your view, which player should have made it to the Best XI?. Do let us know.