FIFA The Best 2023: Schedule, Venue, How To Watch, Live Stream, and Nominees

Football fans worldwide are getting excited for the latest edition of FIFA The Best 2023 once again, as debates are going on over Lionel Messi vs Kylian Mbappe following the completion of the recent FIFA World Cup 2022.


The Best FIFA Football Awards is an annual award-giving ceremony held by the international football governing body, FIFA. Although the event is regular, the upcoming FIFA The Best 2023 will be an exceptional event for all professional footballers and football fans alike. As this is the latest football award-giving ceremony following the recent FIFA World Cup held last year.

This year’s FIFA football awards ceremony will be held in Paris on Monday night. There will be 8 total award categories featured in the event. These are –

  • The Best FIFA Men’s Player
  • The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper
  • The Best FIFA Men’s Coach
  • The Best FIFA Women’s Player
  • The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper
  • The Best FIFA Women’s Coach
  • FIFA Puskas Award
  • FIFA Fan Award

Additionally, FIFA alongside FIFAPRO will unveil the latest edition of Men’s World 11 and Women’s World 11 for the latest calendar season.

A shortlist of all the categories has already been published. According to the official info, Karim Benzama, Kylian Mbappe, and Lionel Messi will compete for the Best FIFA Men’s Player award. While, there will be a clash between Pep Guardiola, Carlo Ancelotti, and Lionel Scaloni for the Men’s Coach award. Fans are eager to see the final result of the oncoming event.

When will the award-giving ceremony be held?

  • Date: Monday, February 27, 2023
  • Time: 03:00 p.m. ET

The latest Best FIFA Football Awards 2023 ceremony is announced to take place on Monday, February 27, 2023. The event will begin at around 03:00 p.m. ET / 09:00 p.m. CET / 12:00 p.m. PT.

Where will FIFA The Best 2023 take place?

  • Venue: Theatre du Chatelet
  • Location: Paris, France

While the last edition of the football awards was a remote event due to the covid pandemic, this year it is returning in physical form once again. The upcoming FIFA Football Awards 2023 is planned to take place at the grand theatre and opera house of Theatre du Chatelet. The widely popular theatre is one of the most recognizable elements of Paris. It currently features a seating capacity of 2,500 people. The venue is located near Edouard Colonne of Paris, France.

How to watch the award-giving ceremony on TV?

  • BBC
  • Sports 18

The upcoming FIFA The Best 2023 ceremony will be available to watch via BBC tv in the United States. While in India, Sports 18 will provide a live broadcast of the event.

How to Live Stream the FIFA The Best 2023?

  • YouTube
  • FIFA+

Both the official live streaming platform of FIFA, FIFA+ and their official YouTube channel will provide a live stream of the upcoming FIFA The Best 2023 in Paris. The live stream on both platforms will be available to watch worldwide for free without any additional sign-up requirement.

FIFA The Best 2023 Nominees:

The officially announced shortlist of upcoming Best FIFA Football Awards 2023 nominees are listed below –

The Best FIFA Men’s Player

  • Karim Benzema (Real Madrid/France)
  • Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain/France)
  • Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain/Argentina)

The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper

  • Yassine Bounou (Sevilla/Morocco)
  • Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid/Belgium)
  • Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa/Argentina)

The Best FIFA Men’s Coach

  • Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid)
  • Pep Guardiola (Manchester City)
  • Lionel Scaloni (Argentina)

The Best FIFA Women’s Player

  • Beth Mead (Arsenal/England)
  • Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride/San Diego Wave/US)
  • Alexia Putellas (Barcelona/Spain)

The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper

  • Ann-Katrin Berger (Chelsea/Germany)
  • Mary Earps (Manchester United/England)
  • Christiane Endler (Lyon/Chile)

The Best FIFA Women’s Coach

  • Sonia Bompastor (Lyon)
  • Pia Sundhage (Brazil)
  • Sarina Wiegman (England)

FIFA Puskas Award

  • Marcin Oleksy
  • Dimitri Payet
  • Richarlison

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