Croatian international Marcelo Brozović has been nominated for the FIFA award for the best player in 2023. The announcement was made by the International Football Federation (FIFA) on their official website.
After spending eight years with Inter Milan, where he reached the UEFA Champions League final last season, Brozović made a career move to Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr this summer.
He is among the seven nominees for the FIFA award, including players from Manchester City, Barcelona, and Inter Miami. These nominees are German Ilkay Gundogan (who recently transferred to Barcelona), Argentine Julian Alvarez, Belgian Kevin De Bruyne, Norwegian Erling Haaland, Spaniard Rodri, Portuguese Bernard Silva, and Argentine Lionel Messi (last year’s recipient, now playing for Inter Miami).
FIFA described Brozović’s performance as follows: “Brozović demonstrated consistency and class on the field during Inter’s journey to the UEFA Champions League final. He also helped secure the Italian Cup with Inter in the 2022/23 season and contributed to Croatia’s success in the Nations League. Despite Croatia’s loss to Spain in the Nations League final, Brozović was named the Man of the Match.”
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Other award categories include Best Goalkeeper, with nominees Yassine Bounou, Thibaut Courtois, Ederson, Andre Onana, and Marc-Andre ter Stegen, and Best Coach, with contenders Josep Guardiola, Simone Inzaghi, Ange Postecoglou, Luciano Spalletti, and Xavi.