Messi got 2023 ballon d'Or

Lionel Messi grabs the Ballon d’Or on Maradona’s birthday

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Ballon d’Or: It was known a few days ago that Lionel Messi is going to win the Ballon d’Or. Making that speculation come true, this award was won by Argentina’s captain Messi for the eighth time.

Arlene Haaland and Kylian Mbappe were great with Messi in the race to receive this award. However, Messi’s contribution to Argentina winning the World Cup won him the Ballon d’Or once again.

Messi is currently the second oldest player to win the Ballon d’Or. Behind last time’s title winner Karim Benzema. This award was won by Stanley Matthews in 1956 at the age of 41. Messi is now 36 years and 4 months old. He made history by winning this award as the first American Major League Soccer player.

David Beckham, one of the leaders of Inter Miami, gave the award to Messi. Haaland, who scored 52 goals last season, helped Manchester City win the treble. He received the Gard Muller Trophy. Barcelona and Spain’s Aitana Bonmati won the Ballon d’Or Féminin for women footballers.

On the birthday of Diego Maradona, Leo dedicated this award to his predecessor. He said, I did not think that my football career will progress like this, there will be so many things in the list of achievements. I got the opportunity to play for the best teams in the world. It feels good to win such a personal trophy.

According to Messi, winning the World Cup after winning the Copa America is great. Each Ballon d’Or award is special to me, for different reasons. Messi’s Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez won the Yashin Trophy for the best goalkeeper. The best under-21 footballer’s Copa trophy has been won by England and Real Madrid’s Jude Bellingham.

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first won the Ballon d’Or in 2009. Then he received this award in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019 and 2021. No other footballer in the world has won this title so many times. Cristiano Ronaldo has won five times. Michel Platini, Johan Cruyff and Marco van Basten won three times each.

Messi won the first 6 Ballon d’Or while playing for Barcelona. He left Barca to join PSG shortly before winning the title for the seventh time, contributing to the Copa America champions. Messi scored 21 goals in 41 matches for PSG last season. PSG retain the Ligue 1 title.

Messi left PSG and is now at Inter Miami in America. Scored 11 goals in 14 matches. Inter Miami won the League Cup for the first time by relying on Messi-Magi.

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