Lionel Messi triumphs at Fifa top awards, with Mary Earps and Sarina Wiegman securing honors.

The Best FIFA Awards 2023 in London celebrated some of the top talent in the world of soccer, with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola winning best men’s coach, and England boss Sarina Wiegman taking home the best women’s coach title.

Guardiola’s Triumph

Guardiola guided City to a treble last season, which included the Champions League crown, the Premier League, and FA Cup victories. He shared this recognition with his team and the Manchester City owners, thanking the players for their contributions to the club over the past eight years.

Wiegman’s Success

England boss Sarina Wiegman was named best women’s coach for the second consecutive year, having taken her team to the World Cup final in Australia and winning Euro 2022 on home soil.

Notable Individual Achievements

Seven England players made it into the FIFA FIFPRO Women’s World XI. Manchester United goalkeeper Mary Earps also took home the best women’s goalkeeper award for the second year in a row, and Spain’s World Cup winner Aitana Bonmati won the best women’s player award.

Men’s Player Award

The best men’s player award went to Argentina’s Lionel Messi, who now plays for Major League Soccer side Inter Miami. Other notable shortlisted players included Manchester City striker Erling Haaland and French forward Kylian Mbappe.