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OFFICIAL: Lionel Messi wins his 8th Ballon D’or

Lionel Messi has officially been named the Ballon D’or winner for the 2022-2023 season. Apparently, the Argentine captain has achieved the impossible in the world of football.

 

 

In all fairness, the Argentine mastero struggled at Paris Saint-Germain last campaign. However, his all-round performances in the 2022 FIFA World Cup earned him the award.

After winning the 2023 Ballon D’or, Messi has now won his 8th Ballon d’Or. Of course, the record would be considered unbreakable in the world of football.

Lionel picked up the world-best award in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019, 2021, and now 2023. Surprisingly, that’s actually an amazing feat for the Argentine.

If not for winning the FIFA World Cup with Argentina. Erling Haaland of Manchester City is expected to win the 2023 Ballon D’or, having won a treble with the Citizens.

However, the Argentine mastero outplayed many players in the 2022-2023 season due to his stats in the WC. As a result, he has been the world-best player this year.

 

 

Lionel Messi’s stats and awards in the 2022-2023

58 appearances

45 goals

26 assists

71 goal contributions

15+ outside-the-box goals

6 free-kick goals

FIFA World Cup winner

Ligue 1 winner

French Super Cup winner

World Cup Golden Ball winner

 

Awards

Most MOTM awards in FIFA WC

MOTM in the World Cup final

2022 FIFA World top assister

2022 FIFA World Cup Silver Boot

MOTM in the French Super Cup

IFFHS World’s Best Player

IFFHS World’s Best Playmaker

IFFHS World’s Best International Goal Scorer

FIFA The Best

Laureus Best Sportsman

Apparently, the Argentine captain deserves the 2023 Ballon D’or award. He was actually unstoppable throughout the 2022-2023 season in all competitions for club and country.

Frankly, Erling Haaland won the UCL, FA Cup, and EPL with Manchester City. Nevertheless, the Argentine mastero outperformed him last campaign.

In addition, Messi just became the first player to win the Ballon D’or award outside of Europe’s top-5 leagues. Of course, he’s currently playing for Inter Miami in the United States of America.

Simply put, Lionel Messi has just won his 8th Ballon D’or, having been named the winner of the 2023 Ballon D’or in Paris.

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