Lionel Messi Claims Historic 8th Ballon d’Or. Argentinian football star Lionel Messi won the eighth Ballon d’Or of his extraordinary career for the 2022-23 session at a glittering ceremony held in Paris on Monday.
Messi’s brilliant career is at its peak during this moment. Encouraging him to surpass strong strong competitors, one of these is Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe, as he receives the award at the Chatelet Theater in Paris.
After getting the award on stage, Messi mentioned
“This is a gift to the whole Argentina team for what we achieved.”
Messi disbursed tribute to the remembrance of the late Argentina legend Diego Maradona by devoting the trophy as Maradona would become 63 years old on Monday.
This is not the first time that he won the Ballon d’Or award. Lionel won the award in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019 and 2021. He is the only player who is able to win in three different decades. He is the only football player who is able to win four consecutive Ballon d’Or Awards.
It is also noted that Argentina appeared as the champions of the FIFA World Cup in 2022. Lionel Messi led the team and got a victory in the big tournament.
There are a number of records on the big name he not only won the FIFA World Cup 2022 Player of the Tournament award. But he also gave a brilliant performance in the 2022-23 session having a record of 32 goals and 25 assists.
Meanwhile, Portuguese soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the biggest names in the sports industry. Ronaldo is also ranked in the list of Ballon d’Or award winners, He also won this award five times.