The FIFA World Cup 2022 has been absolutely sensational. Many players have consistently maintained their class in the world’s biggest competition. While many great teams were ousted, some players performed consistently and won various Man of the Match award. The Man of the Match award is given to the player who usually scores an important goal or contributes directly to the overall match win.
Top 5 players with the most man of the match awards in the FIFA World Cup 2022 are Given Below
- Dominik Livakovic
- Luka Modric
- Yassine Bounou
- Kylian Mbappe
- Lionel Messi
5. Dominik Livakovic (2 MOTM)
Truly the best defender of the FIFA World Cup 2022 with Yassine Bounou. Livakovic is the main reason for Croatia’s invincibility in the penalty shootout. Dominik made three saves in the Round of 16 penalty shootout against Japan. Even against Brazil, Levkovic stood the test until Neymar Jr scored a surprise goal.
Nevertheless, Livakovic was caught in the penalty shootout. Dominik saved Brazil’s first penalty. Rodrigo Goes was unable to convert Brazil’s first penalty as Livakovic made a fine save. This gave Croatia momentum as they beat Brazil to advance. Livakovic won two Man of the Match awards for his heroics against Japan and Brazil.
4. Luka Modric (2 MOTM)
Another Croatian. Although he is not an ordinary player, Luka Modric is timeless. The 37-year-old midfielder is one of the best midfielders in the FIFA World Cup 2022. Luka Modric won three man of the match awards at the FIFA World Cup 2022. Modric earned his first man of the match award against Belgium. group stage match
Modric won the award for creating the best chances in attack as well as maintaining discipline in defense in a goalless match. The Real Madrid star was also named man of the match in a goalless draw against Morocco. Overall, Luka Modric managed to win two Man of the Match awards in the FIFA World Cup 2022. Truly one of the most underrated midfielders in modern football.
3. Yassine Bounou (2 MOTM)
Morocco was in Group F alongside Belgium, Croatia and Canada. Considering the squads of Belgium and Croatia, many consider Morocco to be at the bottom of the table. Morocco not only won the entire group but also made it to the semi-finals. In their historic run to the semi-finals, they defeated Belgium in the group stage, Spain in the round of 16 and Portugal in the quarter-finals.
A big reason behind this victory is their goalkeeper Yassine Bounou. The first-round goalkeeper from Morocco has shown consistency throughout the tournament. But his brilliant performance against Spain earned him the man of the match award. Bounou made several saves during the 120 minutes to keep Spain at bay. In addition, Bounou also made two saves in the penalty shootout against Spain. The underdogs conceded only one goal before France defeated Morocco. That one goal was a goal in itself. Bounou also won his second man of the match award against Portugal.
2. Kylian Mbappe (3 MOTM)
The Paris Saint-Germain superstar is leading the next generation of footballers. At this rate he could end up alongside the likes of many legendary footballers. France begins its World Cup defense against Australia in the group stage. France beat Australia 4-1 thanks to a stellar performance from Kylian Mbappe. The youngster scored a goal and also assisted. Embappé appeared again in the group stage against Denmark. Kylian scored twice in the second half as France qualified for the last 16. Mbappé scored two more goals in the round of 16 against Poland. Kylian Mbappe is also likely to become the top scorer in the FIFA World Cup 2022. Overall, Kylian won three Man of the Match awards in the FIFA World Cup 2022.
1. Lionel Messi (4 MOTM)
Who else but Lionel Messi? Argentina’s hero Lionel Messi is on his way to the finals of the FIFA World Cup 2022. Lionel Messi tops the chart of most man of the match awards in football history. Apart from this, Messi is also on top of the charts in FIFA World Cup 2022. Messi can also possibly win the Golden Boot in the FIFA World Cup 2022. Messi has won four Man of the Match awards in the FIFA World Cup 2022. Lionel Messi is the best person. The performance of the match was against Croatia. Messi scored against Croatia in the semi-finals and provided a world-class assist.