Kim Min-jae (26-Napoli) has been named to the World’s Best Eleven.
Global soccer publication Globe Soccer released its World’s Best Eleven for the 2022-23 season on Saturday (June 6). The formation was a 3-4-3.스포츠토토
The forwards were Victor Osimhen (Napoli), Elling Holland (Manchester City), and Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain). The midfield was Hvitsa Kvarachelia (Napoli), Jude Bellingham (Dortmund), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), and Martin Ødegaard (Arsenal). Alfonso Davies (Bayern Munich), Kim Min-Jae (Napoli) and Kieran Trippier (Newcastle United) are paired in the back three, while Thierry Henry (Barcelona) is the goalkeeper.
Kim donned the Napoli jersey ahead of the 2022-23 season and became the Italian Serie A’s “best center back” thanks to his dominant defensive play. He never lost a physical battle, and his defensive abilities, including tackles and interceptions, were outstanding. In addition, his speed, build-up ability, and forward movement made him the epitome of a modern center back. Thanks to Kim, Napoli surged ahead from the start of the season and won the Scudetto for the first time in 33 years.
Awards galore During the season, he won the Serie A Secretariat Player of the Month award in September and the Italian Football Players’ Association Player of the Month award in October. At the end of the season, he was named to the Serie A Team of the Year. Kim was part of a defense that included Theo Hernandez (AC Milan), Gleison Bremer (Juventus), and Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli). Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus) was selected in goal, while Adrien Rabiot (Juventus), Nicolo Barella (Inter Milan), and Sandro Tonali (AC Milan) formed the midfield. Haphaël Leroy (AC Milan), Victor Osimhen (Napoli), and Hvitsa Kvarachelia (Napoli) are in the attack.
He was also honored as Serie A’s best defender. The Best Defender award is part of the Serie A awards and is selected by the secretariat. There are also awards for MVP, Young Player, Best Striker, Best Midfielder, Best Defender, Best Goalkeeper, and Best Manager. Napoli took home four awards. Luciano Spalletti was named Best Coach, Kim Min-jae was named Best Defender, Victor Osimen was named Best Striker, and Hvitsa Kvarachelia was named MVP.
Kim Min-jae’s performance was comparable to other leagues beyond Serie A. He was the only center back on the defense in Globe Soccer’s World’s Best. That means he was the best center back. Fans questioned other positions, but at least they didn’t say anything about Kim Min-jae.