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[Graphic News] Messi named best player of 2022

By Nam Kyung-don

Published : Feb. 7, 2023 - 08:00

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A panel of 206 judges have selected the world’s top-100 male soccer players of 2022.

Argentina’s Lionel Messi, who led Argentina to World Cup glory for the first time since 1986, was voted the No. 1 player of 2022, with Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe coming in at second place and Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema at third, according to British newspaper The Guardian.

South Korea’s Son Heung-min placed at 26th, climbing 13 ranks from 39th place the previous year.