Messi Secures Best FIFA Men’s Player Award, Completes Prestigious Double

Lionel Messi clinches the Best FIFA Men’s Player award, completing a remarkable double with the Ballon d’Or. Manchester City dominates as Pep Guardiola claims Best Coach.

Argentine football legend Lionel Messi added another feather to his illustrious cap by retaining the Best FIFA Men’s Player award on Monday, capping off a remarkable two months that included claiming the prestigious Ballon d’Or. Despite his absence from the ceremony in London, the 36-year-old continues to be recognized as a football icon.

Pep Guardiola, Messi’s former coach at Barcelona and current manager of Manchester City, received the trophy for the men’s best coach. Guardiola guided Manchester City to a historic treble last season, securing the Premier League title, the FA Cup, and their first Champions League triumph.

The success of Manchester City extended beyond Guardiola, as Ederson, the team’s goalkeeper, earned the goalkeeper award. Additionally, six players from the club were named in the men’s team of the year, highlighting the collective excellence of the squad.

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In the women’s categories, England manager Sarina Wiegman was crowned the best coach, while Spanish and Barcelona midfielder Aitana Bonmati secured the women’s best player award, adding to her recent achievement of the women’s Ballon d’Or.

Brazilian football star Marta, aged 37, received the FIFA Special Award for her outstanding career achievements. Marta’s remarkable career includes scoring 17 goals in 23 matches across six World Cup tournaments, establishing her as one of the greatest female players in the history of the sport.

The FIFA Awards ceremony showcased the excellence and achievements of football’s brightest stars and their contributions to the sport, both on an individual level and as part of successful teams.

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