Lionel Messi has won the The Best FIFA Men's Player award for 2022, beating rivals Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema to the award.

The Argentina star pulled out a set of career-defining performances during the World Cup in Qatar late last year, helping the South Americans win the title for the first time since 1986.

Messi won a second World Cup Golden Ball in Qatar, also becoming the first player to score at every stage in the tournament and its record-holder for most appearances with 26 games.