The best ceremony was held tonight and Lionel Messi, the Argentine superstar, was chosen as the best football player of 2022.

Iran PressEurope: The Best Award is chosen by the votes of club team captains, national team captains and expert journalists, and 50% by the votes of registered fans through the FIFA website.

FIFA legends hit the ball ahead of tonight's event, including Ali Daei, who played alongside other Asian football legends like Sami Al-Jaber and Tim Cahill.

Also, Lionle Messi acknowledged that it is an honour to be on the podium and even greater to win. He said it was a dream come true to win the World Cupand  thanks his teammates at Argentina and his family. 

At the beginning of his speech, Infantino, the president of FIFA, while referring to the death of greats football figures like Vialli and Mihajlovic, paid special tribute to Pele as the king of world football and thanked his family for attending the ceremony. 219